View Full Version : Need tips - Rosewood Piano Finish Wine Box

Don Gares
06-07-2010, 10:46 PM
I haven't been here for awhile.....been doing a lot of mugs and wine glasses without any problems thus didn't need your expertise. As we are invited to about a zillion weddings this season I purchased a few Rosewood Piano Finish Wine Boxes for gifts. I have never engraved on a piano finish so I need some tips and advice. The boxes are WBX01 from JDS and you can find them on page 343 of their 2010 catalog or at http://tinyurl.com/25zwgz9 on their site.

In the picture on page 343 it appears that they have engraved and then color filled, do you agree? I have a 40 watt machine and am considering a starting point of 60 speed and 100 power, does this sound like it is in the ballpark?

In short, any tips, suggestions, etc. would be greatly appreciated.



George M. Perzel
06-08-2010, 7:09 AM
Hi Don;
See this post-Its titled Dissolvable Tape but has to do with Piano Finish boxes.


The piano finish is very prone to scratches-engraving it is fine (I use 90% speed at 100 Power on a 60watt), but you have to be careful filling it as removing any extra fill can cause scratches. That's why I used tape and wanted some which would remove easily without much weeding.

Best regards

Dee Gallo
06-08-2010, 7:45 AM
Hi Don,

Here is a thread about piano finish: http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=134970&highlight=piano+finish

I find speed 40/power 100 does a nice job for me on both photos and lettering. If you lower the speed, you can get a darker mark (it's low contrast with the color of the wood) which you might want if you wish to have some light and some dark parts to your design.

cheers, dee