Can You Etch It – Scrabble tiles

Welcome to Can You Etch It, the web’s first laser engraving series that specializes in laser engraving strange, unique, and even common items. Today I have decided to explore my fun side, so I will be engraving some Scrabble tiles.

Scrabble is an interesting game.  It helps build vocabulary, practice spelling skills, and most of all, it is fun.  For almost a year, I thought it would be interesting to customize some Scrabble tiles with a logo or other mark.  I decided to take the opportunity and try it.  They turned out great.

Not only did I engrave the back of some factory Scrabble tiles, but I also engraved and cut a few of my own from cherry.  They turned out so well that I think there may be a laser engraved Scrabble set in my future…

Another idea involving Scrabble was to create custom designed tiles and the first thing I wanted to try was Flag Semaphore (if you are not familiar with Flag Semaphore, check out this Wikipedia article).  I thought it might be interesting to sailors and military people alike.

Why Scrabble tiles?

Scrabble is a game that is fun for the whole family.  The game itself is very inexpensive (the benefit of mass production) but unremarkable (often the curse of mass production).  By adding a little interest to the back of the tiles, what was once a run-of-the-mill, ordinary game is now a custom item that is one-of-a-kind just begging to be shown off to everyone at the Scrabble club meeting.

Here is a video of one of the tiles being engraved by the laser.

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Can You Etch It Roundup

For those of you who are keeping score, the list is as follows: 12 Scrabble tiles, a custom ink stamp, Thank You cards, M&M’s, a slice of bread, a clothes pin, a cinnamon stick, a sweet potato, a walnut, and a toothpick. Let me know if you have any suggestions for future installments. Have a great weekend.

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