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Epilog Laser Projects #2: Before You Buy A Laser

11-29-2014 05:40 PM by philphoto | 0 comments »

Before You Buy A Laser—There are three things to consider when selecting a laser: Size Matters. A lot! The larger the bed the more copies of a piece you can make saving reload time. Also, many jobs need to be produced on a larger bed laser. The 18” X 24” is fine for a large percentage of the market. Some of the higher priced cabinet doors, skateboard decks, and furniture need to have a large bed laser. If I had it to do over, I would have purchased the largest unit Epilog makes...

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Epilog Laser Projects #1: What I have learned by owning a laser engraver.

11-29-2014 05:33 AM by philphoto | 3 comments »

This is my second year of owning an Epilog Helix 24 X 18, 50 watt laser. In this blog I offer my experience and insight in helping woodworkers who are considering buying, or have just bought, a laser engraver. I am not the greatest wood worker—just an average guy with some tools. When I saw a demonstration of the Epilog, I could see so many opportunities for wood working. Opportunities I never considered – until now. As a retired, disabled woodworker some tasks in the shop were a chal...

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Lasers in woodworking. #8: Some wood, some acrylic...

11-08-2012 08:57 PM by degoose | 21 comments »

I have a commission to build two perspex sneeze guards for a friend, Dave.. He and his partner run a Stall at the markets making Zagyoza… Japanese Dumplings. They sent a file to engrave on the front… this is the sample to see how it would look. .And while I had the machine on… some signs… just teasers… not finished yet…With a close up of Capt. Caveman…Gotta love that laser…. More to follow…

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Lasers in woodworking. #4: Finally got mine...

08-02-2012 07:51 PM by degoose | 24 comments »

Yesterday…. the laser engraving machine arrived… So excited, I forgot to get a shot of it on the truck, before we unloaded… Had Barry and Mal over doing another job and lucky for me, they were still here… needed a hand to drag the pallet from the front gate to the workshop… only 20 metres [60 feet] but on a pallet jack over grass… not too much fun.. While I paid the driver and got the paper work sorted, Barry and Mal de-crated… Bigger ...

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