Ok, so don’t laugh.
I’m taking baby steps here learning the software tools, the process and the lowrider. I was reading the forums and sipping a g&t and decided I needed a coaster for my drink. I have a branch from a honey locust tree (ugly wood, but free from the yard) and sliced a round.
Fastened it with painter’s tape and ca glue
Created some surfacing gcode with FreeCAD for a cheap 3/8" two flute straight router bit and surfaced it
The lines showing there could barely be felt and sanded out pretty easily to look like this
I added some boiled linseed oil, now it looks like a well aged cutting board
I had to learn a little bit about Inkscape to create some text for carving, then used Estlcam to make the carving gcode and ended up with this
I know it’s a silly little trinket and the text isn’t aligned very nice, but it’s my first make, I learned a lot, and I can keep it in the shop forever as a reminder.