Threw caution to the wind

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#1

So after much frustration night 1 trying to get a bitmap engrave to load, and failure to etch a piece of kraft paper as a test I threw caution to the wind and engraved a bitmap file converted to SVG on proofgrade maple. So in my hasty excitement I got some experience (mistakes made) I forgot to add a cut path, didn’t record the lines per inch setting, got the proofgrade wet while scrubbing it with a toothbrush. etc. etc. So I made a cut path after the engrave, somehow that didn’t align right, maybe the focus was off. Anyway super pumped by the detail. Sorry I forgot whose tutorial I followed for creating the file for engraving but it did wonders for the detail. I’ll try again, record my notes better and make less mistakes!!


#2

Cool! Looks like that turned out great. :smile:


#3

But do you own any sharks? Congrats!


#4

And, it didn’t cost a hundred…thous… million dollars! Great start!


#5

You also own a nice mitutoyo calipers… that impresses me even more!


#6

Amazing amount of detail. Thanks for sharing and looking forward to your next success!


#7

20 year old set going strong