So I've been on the laser cutter again, any of you who follow me on instagram will know that I love to laser cut and engrave. This time I have been seeing how the laser reacts to dyed wood. I want to be able to get some colour into my work; as much as I like the natural wood engraved I wanted to see whether you would be able to see any of the colour once it was engraved. I was also interested to see how the dyed wood reacted with the laser and whether it would burn any differently than normal.
The engraving worked well, I'm not sure about the colours yet though, I think there will be more testing needed before I have my finals ready.
I have created a video of the process if you want to check it out below.