September Updates

Hello folks! In addition to the main project happening this September, we'll also be spending 52 minutes doing 52 updates to 52lasers.com. While this means there'll be a shiny new look and a few new features, it also means that there might be out-of-date links, inappropriately-sized pictures and myriad other miniature issues to sort through. [...]

123: Semi-Precious Stone Engraving

A recent client sent me a few small precious gemstones to see how easily they could be engraved. I did some tests on them, with varying results, and sent them back her way. We went with a really simple five point star to test the engraving quality—with the smallest one just .07" in diameter! Out [...]

122: Stone Inlay

For this post, I thought I was going to explore steam bending wood, but in doing my research, I totally got distracted by stone inlay in wood.  (Bending wood will happen sometime, I promise!)  I have seen where woodworking artists used crushed turquoise to fill in gaps in turned bowls, tables and jewelry to great [...]