So I have had the create software for a while prior to purchasing the machine. As a former draftsman I like to play with new programs to see what I can come up with. As a first test I decided to make a wooden ashtray. Something simple that would also test the mill changes. Other than I will probably fill the engraving differently next time or use the sharpie method to darken the lettering before the finish coat, I think it came out well for the first project.
Looks great. How about for the lettering go with a darker stain 1st, sand top, apply the color you want? I do that sometimes with different pieces.
Richard, looks purty good; unlike some of my first projects with bit gouges where the machine turned north instead of south!
This wasn’t exactly my first project, but it was my first ashtray. My son requested it, so I made an MDF one to look like a ceramic one he has from south-of-the-border.