I’ve been making trivets and wall plaques for a while. I’m almost done with my BIG machine for engraving large signs and 4×4 or 6×8 posts. I took a break from that and tried going for finer detail with a .3mm carbide bit.

I decided on a Garfield image since I like him and I know someone at Pratt who would probably want the finished plaque.

I grabbed a scrap off the shelf and set it to work.

These pieces lie pretty flat. I probably should have clamped both sides but it didnt chatter so I got lcuky.

Even his tail came out pretty sharp.

And its finally done….

for finishing I use dollar  store carburetor cleaner and flat black paint.

A quick clean and paint job just covering the whole thing in black then wiping off the excess paint.

Then a swipe with some WD40 to remove the rest of the waste surface paint and give it a little shine….

And lastly a trip to the band saw and belt sander….

CNC Engraving some kitchen floor scraps

2 thoughts on “CNC Engraving some kitchen floor scraps

  • October 30, 2015 at 9:44 am
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    This looks great! I would love to see how a vector graphic would look. Perhaps I could use one of my characters as a test? 😀

    • November 2, 2015 at 12:02 am
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      Sure, I even have a small machine downstairs we could try it on.

      What size where you thinking of?

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