The other day I posted about a laser scribe I purchased. I think I have gotten the hang of it. I’ve found that the wireless connection from Android via Bluetooth is sufficient for most of the things I tried. The following is a picture of the device in action.
I used a lens filter to help protect the camera on my phone, that is why the picture is all green.
Now for a couple simple designs, I have tried. The first is the design from the South Carolina state flag burned into a hickory cutting board:
That design is about 40 mm square and took about 20 minutes to complete. The board just needs some mineral oil to finish it off. See that large crack across the bottom of the board? It is filled with mint green epoxy, to salvage the board and keep the crack from continuing – that is why my wife gave it to me to experiment on!!
The second design is a picture from my son’s wedding. Since they have an anniversary coming up, I thought I would burn it into a piece of poplar I had laying around. This design is about 170 mm by 70 mm (if I remember correctly). It took about 8 hours to burn into the plank.
Now I just need to trim it up and put some finish on it to protect it.
On to my next woodworking adventure… Dum spiro spero (While I breathe, I hope) Another South Carolina state moto.