I spent Christmas at my parents house. My dad got a laser engraver recently, but hadn’t figured it out yet. It only came with assembly instructions. Nothing at all for how to burn. The few things he’d tried, it burned the board to a crisp.
We spent hours figuring it out today, and it was well worth the research.
This isn’t the first project we burned using his engraver, but it’s my favorite
I burned this shoebill for @roler. I love how it looks! This is burned on a poplar board my dad had lying around. It was perfect and burned beautifully.
The first design we printed was this ship
I suggested we crop the image, but he didn’t understand why I was suggesting it. So after that attempt left a lot of blank space (we might try to add a rope and/or anchor border later. He kept that one for himself), we cropped and burned again. we also changed a few more settings.
We had a few other small burns that were epic fails. I didn’t take pictures of any of those. I did leave a stack of 8x10 wood pieces to burn and a sloth I really wanted. We’ll go back over tomorrow and pick up my sloth and probably play more with his laser engraver. I had a lot of fun!