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wedding-anniversary-x4 50th Wedding Anniversary: CNC Laser Engraving & Cutting Pine

50th Wedding Anniversary: CNC Laser Engraving & Cutting Pine

CNCROi.com has made lots of 50th wedding anniversary gifts, today we’ll take a look at a more recent project we did out of Pine using our industrial wide-format CNC laser.

Laser engraving photographs always takes a bit of optimization, the best option is to have black and white photos but generally our customers have color photos instead so we have to make necessary changes for better results.

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When it comes to photographs for this 50th wedding anniversary, you’ll see that the larger the photo, the more detail is present and thus, the clearer it comes out, that’s another thing to consider when it comes to ultimate board size for this project.

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After the protective mask is added to the piece of Pine board, this is real Pine, not a plywood by the way…

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… the laser engraving can begin, it may look rough in these photos but that’s just because the wood resin and smoke are covering, along with the mask, much of the surface for this 50th wedding anniversary board.

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The masking gets pretty dirty, but it’s far easier to remove a protective mask than sand everything over and over again.

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The 50th wedding anniversary plaque is starting to come together, you can see the various photographs being laser engraved and although they look blurry at this point, you can still make-out the major details in them.

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The final step in making this 50th wedding anniversary gift board is saying who it’s for and the dates involved, this is something we’ve done a lot and although there are exceptions, most of these follow a similar format.

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After the Pine board is engraved, it’s time to cut it out in the shape and size desired by the customer.

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The board is now done, now it’s time for CNCROi.com to perform an extensive clean-up to reveal all the details in these photos and make the natural grain in this wood really pop.

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The first step is to review the work closely, and then it’s peeling the masking off the 50th wedding anniversary board.

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This family photo is the largest on the 50th wedding anniversary Pine board, it looks like it’s a bit messy but after some clean-up, the details will really shine on it.

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You see, even after the masking is removed, it still looks rough and not in shape, but a quick sanding will reveal all the details that were present in the original 50th wedding anniversary photographs.

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Already much better, but still room for improvement, I’m feeling the surface of this board during the whole production to make sure all the ridges and details that need to come out are given attention so that they do.

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The extensive clean-up and sanding is now done on this 50th wedding anniversary Pine board, the end results look nice and sharp, the dog in the top left of the photo below went from a smudge to a dog and you can clearly see details in the family photo of the 50th wedding anniversary below as well.

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This 50th wedding anniversary Pine board is now complete, it’s time to spray it with a little lacquer and ship it out to the happy CNCROi.com customer.

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If you need a wedding anniversary board, out of any material, contact CNCROi.com right now!