One of the things I love most about my laser is the variety of items I am able to engrave.. While I mostly engrave wood and etch glass, this amazing machine will do so much more.
I was recently contacted by a local deer antler collector. He does some hand carving of his own, but wanted some smaller pieces engraved and wanted to know if I could use my laser to engrave them. I really had no idea if the laser would do it or not, but I was up for the challenge. He gave me a few sample pieces to practice on and this weekend I did just that.
I was so happy with how they turned out! They were a little tricky to load in the laser as they are fairly curved and won't stand upright on their own. Nothing a few glue dots and some magnets couldn't fix :)
Two of these pieces are antler points and the other is the base of the antler. Both were fun to practice on and I love the results!
Just a small side note...
For those of you who aren't familiar with deer, they shed their antlers every year and grow a new set. So many of these pieces will be made from antler sheds.
So please, no animal cruelty comments.