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Lasers in woodworking. #2: Lasering your brand.

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Blog entry by degoose posted 04-21-2012 09:30 PM 2426 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Laser engraving as an embellishment... Part 2 of Lasers in woodworking. series Part 3: To help pay for the laser? »

As many of you know, I have a branding iron to mark my projects… made of brass and heated with a butane torch… time consuming and if it is not hot enough or too hot ….it can come out a bit ordinary…

Enter the Laser…

Here are a few examples of my branding of wooden items with the laser..

Cherry.

European Walnut.

Close up on Western Australian Jarrah..

These were completed using Vector mode but would be equally nice in Raster mode…and are only 3/16 inch or 4 mm high..

I am in the process of designing a logo for the Lazy Larry Woodwork business… any ideas…

More on this later.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...



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stefang

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#1 posted 04-21-2012 09:36 PM

Sorry Larry, I had my last original idea back in 1947. The laser lettering is pretty neat.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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CalgaryGeoff

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#2 posted 04-21-2012 09:45 PM

Hi Larry,

Looks very crisp and sharp. Much better than the hot iron!

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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matt garcia

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#3 posted 04-21-2012 10:05 PM

I’ll take some Jarrah!!! Oops, nice laser brand!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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grizzman

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#4 posted 04-21-2012 10:10 PM

looks great with great potential..now as to a design….how about a logo with you swinging in a hammock and your lettering around it…maybe more to come…who knows …you know me…it could be a whacker…lol…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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grizzman

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#5 posted 04-21-2012 10:16 PM

or you could get an electric branding iron, it would be much more consistent and much cheaper then a laser…...would the laser really be worth it, and will it pay for itself, i know this is reason speaking….which might be of no use when there is the i want involved…just saying…lol,,:)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 04-21-2012 10:40 PM

COOL!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Roger

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#7 posted 04-21-2012 10:45 PM

One thing about the laser, and that is, it makes really precise cuts/burns, etc. Here is an idea for you. You get the idea of what I was going for, but, you could “fine tune it” to your liking, if ya like it. Just an idea for ya:

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#8 posted 04-21-2012 11:54 PM

I’m confused?? Do you mean a REAL Laser.? I own one and the lettering shown is AWFUL if it’s actually being done with a REAL LASER.
You are doing something wrong????

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 04-21-2012 11:59 PM

Beautiful work, Larry.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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degoose

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#10 posted 04-22-2012 01:03 AM

Now here I was thinking that this was not too bad … but obviously for my first attempt it is AWFUL…. gee thanks for the vote of confidence… maybe a laser is not a good idea for me…might stick to making cutting boards.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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cajunpen

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#11 posted 04-22-2012 01:34 AM

Larry sounds like you are really bitten with the Laser bug. I should start a pool on how long it will take you to get yours – I suspect less than 2 weeks :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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amagineer

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#12 posted 04-22-2012 01:40 AM

Larry; I don’t know the capabilites of the laser you have, but how about a picture with your “Lazy Larry Woodworks” in a circular pattern around a sleeping Koala in a tree. Just a thought.
-Don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 04-22-2012 01:49 AM

How every you do your logo I would have the “L” in lazy tilting back like someone in a recliner. maybe have a couple eyes on it looking like there sleeping.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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degoose

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#14 posted 04-22-2012 01:51 AM

Both ideas very cool.. The koala… or qantas as they are known in the US…LMAO…is something I could work with..thanks..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Porchfish

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#15 posted 04-22-2012 01:48 PM

I guess lasers can be used for labeling, but so can a #11 veiner, or if you want to spend money you can purchase a branding iron ? but justifying a laser on that basis alone means you might have waaaaay too much disposable income ?

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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