My buddy’s father passed along to him an old 1970’s .25cal purse pistol. Not that I would want to have it used on me, but for self defense its pretty useless. He asked me to make him grips for it since they were broken and I was able to fix them enough to get an outline and create 3D models. I added the punisher logo to give it some “tough guy attitude street cred”, then to make it even more silly I painted it with daytime clear high glow paint (yes, this was meant to be a silly goof project, mainly to get something to test the fit). To get the screw counterbore correct I ran a few tests and found the speeds that gave an even 1mm deep material removal. For the checkering I ran the laser at material height, then +2mm and then +4mm so the beam would be wider and give it a more stepped feel like real checkering, otherwise it was just tiny beam with lines. The wood was poplar, approx 4mm thick. To clean out the burnt material I tried something different this time, pumice powder and a tooth brush - amazingly fast and great results!
Anyone ever try to take a picture in the dark??? That took more time then it took the EM2 to cut it!