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Laser-Engraved Wooden Arbor Collaboration with Tim Boyden

Did you know that Twin Ravens Press also offers custom laser engraving for a wide variety of materials and applications?  We create a lot of paper goods here, but we also do a fair bit of engraving into wood, acrylic, leather, fabric and other materials too!  Check out this awesome collaboration with local Eugene artist Tim Boyden of Out on a Limb Gallery.  Tim was commissioned to build this cool driftwood arbor for one of his client’s upcoming weddings and he hired us to engrave the dragonflies in the sign hanging from the top!

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Above is the whole arbor and below you can see detail images of the sign and laser-engraved dragonflies by themselves.

dflies3dflies5 If you’re interested in having some laser cutting or engraving done for an upcoming project of your own, please contact us!  We would love to work with you!!

Laser-Engraved Cutting Boards

Need a great gift for a friend or family member’s upcoming wedding?  Wooden cutting boards make a unique, functional and beautiful gift for a wedding or other event!  Check out this awesome one I finished engraving today for the Aunt of a bride who is getting married in September.  This board was designed and created by my friend, Tim Boyden, of Out on a Limb Gallery.  It measures approximately 10 inches square and is made of of various hardwoods.  I then engraved the couples’ names and their wedding date in the bottom right hand corner, in the same font that they used for their wedding invitations!  What a lovely gift!

To see some of Tim’s other work, please visit his blog.  If you’re interested in ordering a cutting board or other laser-engraved item, please contact us, or Tim at Out on a Limb Gallery.

Custom Laser-Engraved Guitar Stool!

Happy Friday, Everyone!  Today I wanted to show off a recent project that’s quite a bit different than most of the work I do!  You’ve seen some of the laser-cut paper projects and invitations we’ve done before on this blog, but did you know, that we can also cut and engrave wood with our laser cutter?!?  It’s pretty cool…  I recently worked on a collaborative project with Eugene artist and woodworker, Tim Boyden, of Out on a Limb Gallery, on this special commissioned guitar stool for one of his clients.  Tim creates all kinds of unique and eclectic furniture from wood and found objects.  Some of the objects Tim incorporates into his furniture include bowling balls, old shoes, coins, river rocks, lamp shades, and musical instruments.  You can see more of his work on his blog, or in person at Out on a Limb Gallery in Eugene.

This particular project was a commission from one of Tim’s clients.  It’s a guitar stool made from a variety of woods.  It has a bowling ball in between its legs for decoration and weight, and features a green electric guitar on the back.  I used our laser cutter to engrave some custom text in the top of the seat of the stool prior to the stool’s final assembly.  You can see the engraving work in the second photo below.

(All photos courtesy of Tim Boyden)

Isn’t laser-engraved wood super-pretty?!?  I can engrave in just about any type of wood, so long as the surface is flat and can engrave just about any font, text or imagery you might want.  Think of the possibilities!

I love working with Tim and the other artists at Out on a Limb and am looking forward to our next collaborative project!  Happy Weekend!

Join us at The First Friday Artwalk!

Twin Ravens Press was delighted to be selected as a guest artist for the month of December at Out on a Limb Gallery in Eugene!  Come down and visit me tonight at Out on a Limb as part of The First Friday Artwalk!  Out on a Limb is located at 191 E. Broadway in Eugene, next to Cafe Zenon and Footwise.  I’ll be there with fun holiday letterpress goodies from 6:00 pm on into the evening!

Out on a Limb features beautiful woodworking from artists Jeff Bandow, Tim Boyden and Drew Parrish year round.  There will also be four other guest artists showing various works throughout the month of December, including Donna Crispin, Laura Robson, Reed Gray and Kelly Beal.  Donna is a fiber artist who specializes in basketry with natural materials.  Laura creates beautiful felted bowls and vessels.  Reed is a wood turner who will be displaying wooden bowls and rolling pins, and Kelly will be sharing her sterling silver and leather jewelry.

If you’re in Eugene tonight, come down to the First Friday Artwalk, enjoy drinks and appetizers and say hi to me and these other awesome local artists!  You may even get some of your holiday shopping done in the meantime!  See you tonight!