As folks may have read I did a first attempt 3D engrave in Paduk to make a shot glass holder for my niece who is an officer in the artillery. So after polling my focus group (family) we all agreed the charred Paduk just didn’t look as awesome as it could. And I discovered I had only ordered one piece of Paduk. So that left walnut as the material to proceed with. I did the 3D crossed cannons of the US Army Field artillery logo via a 3D milling job. It then got sanded with 220grit. But milled text will never even come close to laser text, so I Glowforged the text in both the seal and under the glasses. I first shellacked the walnut to keep the edges crisp. After lasering I urethaned the part. The BenShot glasses look really nice against the dark wood and the laser etched army logo pops with a dark background compared to my test maple. Really happy how this came out:
My son, after 10 minutes suddenly realized the pun with shots… thank goodness he doesn’t do anything that requires mental acuity like being a pilot! Then he was all worried about what would happen with the shot I poured for the photo (um, I’m going to drink it? - note his very first whiskey was at Teelings, where he discovered he didn’t like whiskey - heathen!)
For CAD: the geometric pockets are all in Fusion CAD and CAM, and the crossed cannons were mesh cam via V-Carve pro and the text was all in illustrator.