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2017 Gold Britannia engraved on to 3mm poplar plywood

Image showing the deeper engraved marks on the poplar plywood

Had a bit of fun today engraving the 2017 Britannia coin into some poplar plywood I had. Ive done both sides but as I type this I’m waiting for the glue to dry (overnight). I’ll add more pictures when it’s ready.

I’m really impressed with the poplar plywood. It’s so soft and engraves with fine detail. Im still learning with it and am sure I can get it a little sharper with practice.

I dont know whether to finish this off in beeswax or some spray lacquer. We shall see in the morning

engraving a Britannia into poplar ply
2017 reverse of the gold Britannia courtesy of