Slate

This is my first attempt with engraving slate.

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Came out grate! (Pun intended)

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Thank you! LOL :joy:

Gouda give it to you, looks sharp!

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We are all making a lot of cheesy jokes. Lol

That’s a nice cheese plate.

Have you seen other people’s slate projects? The one thing that I recall is that if you get oils on it your engrave will darken and maybe fade. So it is probably ornamental now, because cheese will ruin the engraving.

Yes, I have seen a couple of other peoples slate work. I put food grade mineral oil on it before and after I engraved it.

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Interesting, the mineral oil post-engrave didn’t darken it?

It did darken it some after I put more oil on after engraving.

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That is pretty dark. Looks right where I’d expect oiled slate to be.

The issue with the oils is that they dry over time and the contrast fades. I sold one slate with the caveat that she’d probably need to reapply the oil.

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I figured we would have to oil over time. Thank You @ChristyM

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What’s the size and where did you source the slate?

It’s 11 1/2" x 7 3/4"x 1/4…I got it on Amazon. It was $12.00