Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Baxter, Tennessee
I didn't mention that the bottom images are woodburned and the top ones engraved. One thing I like about the engraving is it isn't so bold. On my handmirrors that's nice because it's sort of subtle. If you want it to stand out rub colored wax into it. I use either black shoe polish or some of the metalic waxes that go by the name Rub-n-buff. You can get gold, copper and silver. If your going to use the waxes you need to sand better and fill in any pores in the wood before engraving. A good example of a bad wood for this is oak. The wax will not only fill in the engraving but also the pores in the wood and it looks terrible.