So as you may remember when I initially got my PRU I made puzzle name placards for our Passover table, and figured still have the PRU and we have a large group coming over for Thanksgiving, so being inspired by @snarshad’s post I thought maybe travertine would look nice. So off to Home Depot I got a few boxes of Travertine tiles (I wanted 2x2 but they only had 4x4"), so did 3 passes at full power at 340dpi and it looks amazing. This engraves so crisply I am amazed at the level of detail it will hold. I then stuck felt pads on the back.
Those are great Henry! With the texture of the material, it looks like it could be incised on an ancient Roman villa. The font choice fits that too! May I ask what it is? Very classy
I am such a fan of natural materials, and have a distaste for anything made to look like something it’s not.
No worries at all…sorry for being so cryptic. I could not think of the name of them. They’re cabinet bumpers. I used them on the backs of picture frames in the corners. They help the picture to grab the wall and not always slip around.
Have you been to the Getty Museum in LA? It’s an enormous building/complex of spaces clad almost entirely in travertine, and it feels so calming and beautiful. It’s the only museum I’ve been to that doesn’t give me what I call “museum fatigue”–that feeling an hour or so in to an art museum visit where you’re suddenly just whacked with malaise and need to sit down for a bit.
1 pass at full power on a Pro made a very deep engrave on 10mm thick travertine tiles in four of the five types I bought at the Tile Shop. After a couple weeks the inside of the tile tried to escape out from the deep engraves. It will be interesting to see if yours do the same. With Thanksgiving only a week away, if you do happen to encounter the same issue, I don’t think it will manifest by then. If you try and reuse them for Hanukkah,
The very shallow engrave lines in the coasters I made appear to be growing sharper, as in looking better. It could just be me being hypersensitive and seeing things after my initial experience or it could be there is an old school Dr. Who creature living inside travertine.