Black slate turns a nice white when hit by a laser. I made this piece for my friends at Jess Imports. I have used marble, granite and even slate garden tiles before which were all nice but I have to say that black slate is my new favorite stone.
The stone was heavy so use of the honeycomb table was right out the window. When I made this, there was no raster table available so I used some plywood to prop the piece up. Luckily I now have access to raster table that can support 10lb stone like this.