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Forum topic by mortalwombat posted 09-04-2015 04:37 PM 698 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-04-2015 04:37 PM

Today I came across this company. Danger Box

I was looking at the design. Initially I assumed it was burned on with a laser. Then as I looked closely, it almost appears sandblasted. The grain is raised which gives a neat effect. And then, is it stained inside the design? How do they do that so carefully without the stain bleeding out into the rest of the wood?

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#1 posted 09-04-2015 04:40 PM

sand the stain off after its engraved

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#2 posted 09-04-2015 04:40 PM

It’s done with a CNC machine and then the design is burned with an iron.
It can also be done on a small scale with a router, but probably not as accurately or with as fine cuts and corners.

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#3 posted 09-04-2015 04:51 PM

It looks to be cut using a cnc laser. As the laser passes over the grain of the wood where it’s more dense, the laser won’t cut as deep. The laser produces an intense beam which in turn burns/engraves the wood and leaves the surface charred. The intensity of the beam can be adjusted to either a shallow engraving or to cut through the wood. I’m not an expert on laser engraving/cutting but do have experience with it in one of my engineering courses.

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