Making a custom solid oak bookmark for us is no different from the hundreds of other projects I’ve outlined in this blog since started CNCROi.com.
Now that I have a wonderful bandsaw though, resawing wood regardless of source, into a spec that I need or the customer requests is easy.
Handling everything in-house also means that if you wanted a custom bookmark out of just about any material, Corian through Pine, it’s no problem at all, in any quantity you require for your wedding, corporate gifting or anything else you need custom bookmarks for.
In this case, one of my customers was renovating their home and had lots of really great looking solid oak planks they were throwing out, so, I took them in and will use them for our customers projects in return!
This is solid oak, half an inch or24 mm thick, and as a result, heavy and pretty expensive stuff but too thick for custom bookmarks in its present form, hence resawing them to a little less than a quarter-inch or 6 mm planks.
You can see in the above image how amazing the result of the resawing is, now it’s time to stick the plank into our Austrian industrial wide-format CNC laser and transform the plank into a custom bookmark!
I just cut a small piece from the resawed oak plank so this was more manageable in the machine, I could have easily slid the whole set of planks right into the machine but a few mods were done for better filming results at CNCROi.com.
The first step in producing custom bookmarks out of solid oak planks is to engrave them, this is where we make something blank into something unique and custom to our customer’s specs.
Just to give you an idea of the diversity, above is something we could have just as easily made into a bookmark, or if you wanted solid oak business cards, CNCROi.com can make that too.
There are so many applications where solid wood without any printing have their place that it’s hard to show them all, so think of what you may need for your company, and contact us with your ideas!
The engraving can be as simple or extensive as you wish, there are no real size or resolution limits with our machine, if you wanted a giant-sized custom bookmark out of half-inch oak but 6 ft tall, the process I’ve shown in this CNCROi.com blog is exactly the same, as would the results.
CNCROi.com us a custom shop, as a result, we make what YOU want, you really like this design but need a thousand of them for a wedding each with individualized names or dates? No problem!
If you wanted half to be oak and the other half pine or wanted them out of various colors of Corian… NO PROBLEM!
This shows you just how many different types of wood there are, and we have many more, CNCROi.com could have made bookmarks to just about any spec using any wood species you would like, including man-made materials.
After the solid oak custom bookmark is engraved, it’s time to cut out the inner heart and then the final bookmark to take it out of the solid piece of plank that was resawed earlier at CNCROi.com.
Engraving and cutting oak or any wood for that matter does produce smoke and surface debris, but that’s no problem we can quickly sand that off before finishing the surface.
The solid oak custom bookmark is starting to take shape, from the raw plank, you can now see the outlines of something really nice and unique slowly emerging.
If you weren’t sure what type of wood would look best to match your desires, contact us with your budget and how many you want and what “tint” you’d prefer and we can easily take things from there.
The cut was straight through, so taking the custom bookmark out of the resawed oak planks is easy, this also shows you how a production of tens, hundreds or thousands would be made and how accurate everything would be.
Straight from the bandsaw to the laser, you can see the results of this custom bookmark are looking very promising!
It’s important to know roughly what your volume and budget are for something custom, it tells us pretty directly what kind of size, material options and designs are feasible as CNCROi.com can make something to just about any reasonable price range or point.
A quick sanding and now you can see all the surface smoke and debris was taken away, revealing only solid oak results using no paint to provide the contrast in the material.
After sanding, it was finished with a protective seal, this makes the colors of the natural oak really pop and reveal themselves.
Bookmarks custom-made with your unique branding requirements are no problem for CNCROi.com.
Need custom bookmarks or anything else? Contact CNCROi.com right now!