Inlay Using Laser Engraving

Here is an example of a distinctive effect you can get with laser-cutting. I laser-engraved the laser cutter donation box made by the wood shop warden, Greg Smith. Then I laser-cut the same shapes out of marbled formica, and set those shapes into the engraving.

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  1. Alan Reeves says:

    Great idea. The marbled formica looks great. Did you have to resize the design to get the inlay to fit into the engraved area or was the laser kerf enough? I really need to try something like that.

  2. Matt Arnold says:

    Thank you! I wondered if it would need adjustment for kerf, but it worked like a charm without adjustment. This was just marbled formica that happened to be sitting around, but I’d like to try one with a cleaner texture.

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