This is a trivet with a geometric snowflake design. I used some Cherry that was about 1/4" but you can use whatever. I wouldn’t recommend smaller than 1/4 boards though. If you like this, make it! If you decide to make these to sell, all I ask is you credit me in product descriptions by linking back to this project page!
You can technically carve this all with the 1/32" downcut bit; however, I’d recommend you start by setting the hexagon path that cuts all the way through to zero and just carving the design with the 1/32" bit. Then after the design has carved set the design path to zero depth (or just delete it) and use a 1/16" bit to cut out the overall shape. I tried doing this with roughing bits, but Easel didn’t seem to give me a way to distinctly set the overall shape to 1/16". It wanted to use the 1/32" detail bit for everything.
After cutting away the tabs, I hit the edges with the disc sander, then sanded the whole object with 320 grit.
On some of these, I used my laser to cut a slightly smaller hexagon shape out of cork for a base that helped prevent the trivet from sliding, but it’s not necessary. If you do that, just use a small amount of wood glue on the cork and clamp everything flat for a few hours.
Afterward, I finished everything with mineral oil and beeswax.