Detail creates depth. This was the mantra on a few recent help-out-a-friend jobs which both (coincidentally) had the CNC Router carving commemorative drink coasters out of good ol’ Oregon Black Walnut. Through a certain lens – thinking material costs vs. functional benefits – a rather silly and economically questionable piece of work. Through another, an opportunity to investigate the boundaries of fine detail machining on a fine solid hardwood. On that front, there are undoubtedly many investigations to come.
But for now… COASTERS!