This project is fairly simple, consisting of only three steps. The first is to engrave the inlay area in the frame. Secondly, cut the acrylic inlay. And the final step is putting the two together. The result is a very contemporary and sophisticated-looking photo frame containing bright mirrored acrylics that pair nicely with the more traditional wood material.
Once you've focused the machine, you're ready for the first part of the project. Determine the speed and power settings for the job.
We'll be doing a relatively deep engraving to ensure the acrylic will fit, so make sure to select "Bottom-Up" engraving to reduce wood residue. Use rubbing alcohol to wipe away any remaining residue from the frame after it is done being cut and engraved.
You'll see the engraved area comes out relatively dark because we're running at a low speed and high power. This won't be a problem because the acrylic inlay will be applied and will cover the dark wood.