To engrave is to personalize, to imbue objects with an unique imprint. Many things can be purposefully engraved, such as a baseball bat bearing the name of its owner, a gunstock with hand-designed checkering, or a minimalist desk with engraved partitioned ingoing and outgoing “boxes.” Engraving is also great for adding sentimental value- on picture frames, brass cups, or award plaques.

Using a burning laser is a fun and advantageous method of engraving. Using high-energy light to mark material means that there is no physical contact between the material and the source of heat, which allows for greater fluidity without the physical pressure. It also means that the tool will not need to be replaced nearly as frequently; with no scraping or gouging, nothing is being worn down aside from the occasional battery.

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