Depth Engraving with 10w laser unit

We have been enjoying experimenting with the new 10watt laser unit.

It appears that the extra power and finer beam size produces great results on pine with a depth map image.

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Way cool!! Can’t wait to try the new higher power unit. Numerous projects lined up and waiting.

I watched a Youtube explaining how to create depth maps in Blender and a commenter said that s/he didn’t bother wetting the wood but cleaned it with an AIR ERASER. That led me down the Air compressor trail and I’ve seen both Aluminium Oxide and Borax used as a grit. Might be worth exploring.

Is there a tutorial on how to do this?