December 13, 2017, 7:58pm
It took some work to get it right, alignment of irregularly shaped (and thickness!) slate pieces, but the end result is going to be well-received, to say the least. I think the phrase “She’s going to flip out” is more accurate.
Next time, I’d take
@kittski 's advice and wipe them with a light coat of oil prior to engraving to make the contrast a bit sharper, but I’m just thrilled.
Previous discussion of the project:
So, I’m in process of making a set of coasters as a gift.
I found an outrageously high resolution star chart from 1821, and cropped it down to isolate Canis Major (My sister loves her dogs), and wanted to get 6 coaster-ready squares from it.
Enter Pine Tools. Saved me a bunch of headache:
I cropped the image to be 2:3 aspect ratio first, then sent it to pine tools to be split up to tiles.
First, here’s a lower-res version of the main image:
Edit – Further (final) discussion of project:
December 13, 2017, 8:01pm
This is spectacular! I don’t think it could be any better. She’s going to love it.
December 13, 2017, 8:18pm
Wow! That turned into a
It’s been great following your posts of this project. It turned out wonderful. If she doesn’t love it, I’ll be glad to take it off of your hands
Where did you get the tiles?
December 13, 2017, 10:36pm
Ya know. Somebody was just telling me about them just the other day. Said you could buy stuff using your Computer of all things.
December 13, 2017, 10:49pm
Thanks for the link, just bought two sets, prime one day, will have them tomorrow. I will be lasering them this weekend.
That came out great! Thanks for the link
December 13, 2017, 10:59pm
December 13, 2017, 11:50pm
Really outstanding! You will have to update us on how the gift was received.
December 13, 2017, 11:55pm
I have gallons it for my woodturning stuff.