In need of CNC inlay for chess board in Houston

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Forum topic by duc996 posted 02-18-2017 07:52 AM 1259 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-18-2017 07:52 AM

I am in need of some one that lives in Houston and can do inlay work on a chess board. I want letters and numbers inlayed on walnut end grain and the negative on maple end grain. A total of 16 letters and numbers that needs to be 3/4”-1” in height. I have the pieces apart and can deliver. Please PM me and we can discuss further. Thanks.

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#1 posted 02-19-2017 02:43 AM

Have you considered a low cost (<$200) laser engraver?

It will lase in any windows truetype font / size.


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#2 posted 02-19-2017 02:47 AM

I am actually building the board for my brother and he really wanted the maple inlay to contrast the walnut. I didn’t know the laser engraver was that affordable. Thanks

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#3 posted 07-10-2017 12:17 PM

Check with a trophy shop that uses a laser and CNC router for plaques and the like. that is where I get mine done her in GR. I’ll be there is one in Houston!!

I don’t know how much you would be needing done, but here is a cheap 2.5W machine on E bay:


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#4 posted 07-10-2017 02:10 PM

Thank you for the tip. I have found someone that has done it for me already. Thanks again!

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#5 posted 07-10-2017 02:25 PM

another satisfied customer LMAO :<))

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