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Do any of you do much engraving into wood? Particularly giftware or wooden boxes, where the writing or artwork needs to be quite fine. 

I'd be interested to know what cutters you're using and whether you specify which type of wood it needs to be. I have had the odd attempt, but find that the edges get 'fluffy' or that the middles of letters disappear. If we had a laser engraver it wouldn't be a problem I know, but we don't.

Thanks, Valerie

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Hardwoods are the best for engraving - keep well away from farmed pine or similar.  If you want to stop the fluffiness, do your first pass as shallow as you can get it and make sure that you're cutter is super sharp.

Rick.

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Cutter depends on the size you’re going with the engraving really. If it’s wooden boxes and you need it fine use an A or B cutter then work your way up depending on the size of the lettering. I always slow the motor down a bit too to stop it chewing up the material 

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