Our Church is hosting it's Vacation Bible School this coming up week, and the theme is Joseph's time in Egypt. Everyone's been busy decorating and converting the building into an Egyptian palace and market place. My wife will be running the Hieroglyphic carver's shop, so she wanted a few decorations. One thing led to another....
The result is a piece of 50 inch x 24 inch solid surface countertop that I picked up from the Habitat store (approx $7) that was engraved with the Hieroglyphic Alphabet and it's corresponding modern equivalent. It was all done freehand, using the PC 890 router and a plunge roundover bit. I'm proud to say that there's only one flaw on it that bothers me, not bad for the amount of carving, I think! The characters were sized to fit in a 6 x 6 box, and are carved deep enough that they make decent rubbings on paper.
I don't know if the Mrs. is going to fill in the grooves with anything, she has hinted she might do that over the course of the week as part of her "job".
The material was great to work with, and cut like a dream. I have a bunch of smaller pieces of different colors that I may put to use in a few other projects. I'll be keeping my eye open for more of this type of material when I go back to the store next week!