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Re: Laser projects
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2024, 10:40:05 am »
Yes, very nice: both workmanship and sentiment.
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Re: Laser projects
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2024, 05:57:34 pm »
Good stuff Jim. How long was the engraving for this project?

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Re: Laser projects
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2024, 11:26:39 pm »
Thanks Terri and Animal.
Les,
It took about 40 minutes.
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Re: Laser projects
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2024, 11:57:36 pm »
I agree, very nice workmanship as well as
the thoughtful, kind words engraved!

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Re: Laser projects
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2024, 10:13:22 pm »
Bill Murray called asking me how well I liked my laser engraver. I told him I really liked it and I told him to look at Creality to see if it was still on sale. He looked it up and there was only a few hours left to the sale. It is a great deal. He ordered it to engrave bee boxes before he put them together. I made up some designs and burned them into a box side.
The one on the right was designed by Michael Bush. He has it branded onto his boxes. The one on the left you may recognize, Les?s daughter designed it for him. Michael?s design takes 30 minutes, Les?s takes about 10 minutes and the middle one takes 3 minutes. They are all burned in pretty deep so it would bee hard to cover up if someone stole them.
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Re: Laser projects
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2024, 10:17:21 pm »
By the way, if anyone is interested in using any of them I don?t mind sharing them. The names and numbers can all bee changed easily in Lightburn. Michael and Les, if you don?t want your designs shared, let me know.
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Re: Laser projects
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2024, 10:19:10 pm »
This is good stuff Jim. .

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Re: Laser projects
« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2024, 10:49:45 pm »
So I ordered one today. This is 10 times better,  less time consuming, and cheaper in the long run than branding.
Thanks guys for the posts
And no animal I didnt chuckle I just paid attention till I saw it would work.

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Re: Laser projects
« Reply #28 on: May 30, 2024, 11:24:06 pm »
I tr to chuckle every time I see something that makes me feel old .. makes it easier to take  :cool: and deny :cheesy:
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« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2024, 11:36:39 pm »
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Re: Laser projects
« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2024, 11:38:13 pm »
Embrace it my friend

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Re: Laser projects
« Reply #31 on: May 31, 2024, 05:44:10 am »
Wow! Nice, but I don't know how practical it is at 30 minutes...
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Re: Laser projects
« Reply #32 on: June 10, 2024, 08:32:38 pm »
Here is my project that I finished today.
It is a Dodecahedron light that I downloaded from the web. It is a free download although I did see it for sale on Etsy for $1.99. It is tedious to put together there are over 150 parts and no instructions that I saw. Getting the last few sides together is tricky, you have to stretch it a bit, trying not to break it. I still don?t have the light that goes in it. Should bee here Wednesday. The first half I used a piece of mahogany plywood that I found in my barn. And then realized that I needed twice as much wood. Today I found a couple of cedar boards that I planed down to 3 mm to finish making it.
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Re: Laser projects
« Reply #33 on: July 09, 2024, 04:21:22 pm »
Here is a suede wallet that I engraved. The suede tends to smear a bit so I tried engraving a leather wallet had to bee careful to not burn too deep but hot enough to blacken it. One of the problems is that the top of the wallet doesn?t lay perfectly flat which changes the way the laser burns.
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Re: Laser projects
« Reply #34 on: July 09, 2024, 05:07:33 pm »
Holy cow!  That is INCREDIBLE!
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Re: Laser projects
« Reply #35 on: July 09, 2024, 05:49:35 pm »
Outstanding!

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Re: Laser projects
« Reply #36 on: July 09, 2024, 06:53:13 pm »
Very nice, Jim

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Re: Laser projects
« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2024, 07:10:34 pm »
Well done Jim. Looks like you got the settings just right for leather. It must have been a series of ?fingers crossed? moments when you started the laser. There are no second chances. Did you have a play on scrap leather before you produced these burns? The image came out well. Good stuff.

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Re: Laser projects
« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2024, 11:38:31 pm »
Thanks.
Les,
The suede was one time chance. I got lucky. High speed, low power. The leather was the same but needs a lot higher laser burn at almost max speed.
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Re: Laser projects
« Reply #39 on: July 12, 2024, 11:27:26 pm »
Here are 2 puzzles that I made. Judy painted the one with color.
I just learned about changing the line spacing and decided to use the lines to show the different shapes by changing the grid using 1 mm fill spacing.  Normally it is like .01 or smaller.
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