The laser engraver has been a real asset to the shop; but has not been a primary focus of marketing. Much of the laser is used is to make patterns for the shop and tracing outlines directly on material to be cut.
The laser was used to cut out the alpha and the omega from walnut and maple.
The world map and quotation were laser engraved. There is also a dedication plaque inside.
The quote is:
"Opportunity is often missed because it is disguised in overalls and looks like hard work."
- Albert Einstein
CPO Hat Box
The yeoman symbol with the crossed quills are laser engraved on the top with the rank and name. The yeoman feathers are engraved on the front glass panel.
Coast Guard patches and personal mementos are engraved on the sides.
Super Bowl Plaque
The commemorative plaque is a collage made from engravings of the playoff tickets and Super Bowl ticket.
This was a project using the laser and a kiln. Each tile was masked and engraved. The tiles were then painted and fired in the kiln.
The name plaque is made of maple with a walnut overlay.