Bamboo Chopping Boards

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Bamboo Chopping Boards

Post by brydonuk » Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:20 pm

Hi folks, the wife has asked me to make a couple of chopping boards for her sisters (Christmas eh)

Anyway, do you have any tips advice? I tried a quick logo on a used one and it came our great, but a little deep engraved. It was also colourless....How do I get that nice dark colour in the engraving like I see on sale everywhere?????

Thanks in advance...

oh and a bonus question, what settings for cork cutting and engraving?? It's not listed on my HPC info so just wanna ask the great masses on here :D

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Re: Bamboo Chopping Boards

Post by Daven » Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:28 pm

You could try a higher scan gap setting but lower the power or up the speed if you can.

Not sure about cork - not tried cutting it so far ;)

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Re: Bamboo Chopping Boards

Post by brydonuk » Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:49 pm

Thanks, I think it's a case of experimenting :D I tried higher power, didn't make any difference. Tried slower speed, didn't make any difference. I will try the scan gap to see if it makes a difference.

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Re: Bamboo Chopping Boards

Post by Daven » Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:17 pm

Bamboo doesn't go very dark from memory - it maybe that the ones you have seen has a paint or dye infill.

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Re: Bamboo Chopping Boards

Post by brydonuk » Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:28 am

I did wonder that too. Have asked a few creators i follow online, they all assure me there is no paint involved :roll:

Thought someone on here or at HPC might have known the answer.

Chhers for the help though Daven

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Re: Bamboo Chopping Boards

Post by Daven » Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:40 am

The only other thing you could try is de-focusing as well.

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