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Project by 987Ron posted 05-22-2021 04:53 PM 621 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First projects to use the new laser to engrave picture, image and words. Some trial and error to get it.

The granddaughter hinted she needed some coasters. She has a Corgi, Pixel. The dog image is engraved onto thin cork sheet and inset into the recess in the mahogany. Cork is 3 inches in dia. The coaster is 4 inches square. Poly finish. The dog bone is about 3 inches long.
The mini pallets was for a friend who is retiring from the trucking industry. 4 inches square, bass wood. The engraving was done before assembly, no finish.
Both of these projects were to help learn the laser and its software. Worked out.
Ortur Laser Master 2 15 watt.

-- Ron





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 05-22-2021 05:01 PM

Some nice work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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LeeRoyMan

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#2 posted 05-22-2021 05:22 PM

Looks like you’ve learnt it pretty good so far.
Nice work.
I like the little pallet coasters. Seems like a perfect gift.

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987Ron

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#3 posted 05-22-2021 05:42 PM

Thanks for the comments and kind words.
LeeRoyMan, you are right, so far. Still lots to learn, mainly software

-- Ron

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#4 posted 05-22-2021 06:16 PM



Thanks for the comments and kind words.
LeeRoyMan, you are right, so far. Still lots to learn, mainly software
- 987Ron

+1

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#5 posted 05-22-2021 07:28 PM

nice work ron ive got some cheap cork coaster pads that need an upgrade,i just cant do the fancy laser work though.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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987Ron

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#6 posted 05-22-2021 07:34 PM

Pottz and DW thanks for the comments.

-- Ron

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#7 posted 05-22-2021 08:01 PM

Great work. Looks like you have it figured out pretty well.

On the pallets did you build them with tiny sticks, and just engrave, or did you cut them, and engrave with the laser? I haven’t any concept of what these will do….

-- Think safe, be safe

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987Ron

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#8 posted 05-22-2021 09:00 PM

The strips are 1/2×1/8×4, 3/8×1/8×4 and 3/8×1/4×4 strips. I did not cut them on the laser. Mine is not string enough to cut easily enough. Used a small table saw to cut. The engraving was done on the two slats before they were glued in place. Engraving was done first so if I made a mistake it was easier to replace the slat.

While my laser could cut the pieces it would be time consuming and not the best way. A strong laser maybe 40 watts could do it. Mine is only a 15 watt laser.

Thanks for the interest.

-- Ron

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#9 posted 05-22-2021 09:09 PM

Great projects, like both of them.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#10 posted 05-22-2021 09:38 PM

Nice work.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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987Ron

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#11 posted 05-22-2021 10:11 PM

Eric and Topa Thannks for the comments. Means a lot.

-- Ron

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#12 posted 05-22-2021 11:05 PM

Pallets came out nice and are a cool idea. Coasters look good Ron the box came out nice too.

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987Ron

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#13 posted 05-23-2021 12:50 AM

Thanks for the comment.

-- Ron

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#14 posted 05-23-2021 04:40 AM

Ron, thanks for the info on the pallets.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#15 posted 05-23-2021 01:00 PM

Ron, You are learning a new thing – amazing. Nice work too. Congrats on DT3

-- Petey

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