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Blog series by degoose updated 621 days ago 8 parts 17160 reads 139 comments total

Part 1: Laser engraving as an embellishment...

828 days ago by degoose | 24 comments »

Take a rather plain piece and embellish it… and Voile…. There are various ways to embellish a piece… route a design… burn a design by way of pyrography … if you are an artist, paint or draw…..or for a fast effective repeatable way…Laser Engraving… Over the past few years, laser engraving machines have come down in price and are nearly affordable to the home hobbyist… A branded machine is available for under $20,000.00…here in A...

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Part 2: Lasering your brand.

822 days ago by degoose | 24 comments »

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 on...

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Part 3: To help pay for the laser?

822 days ago by degoose | 16 comments »

Massive clearance sale… It appears that I have too much timber… according to SWMBO… and being in the market for a Laser Engraver… I have decided to have a massive clearance… nearly all the timber I have in stock will be sacraficed for the greater good… more room to buy more timber…lol… and room for the new laser as well as part funding of the new purchase… Unfortunately this sale will be for those close enough to come out and pi...

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Part 4: Finally got mine...

719 days ago 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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Part 5: Playing around...

692 days ago by degoose | 24 comments »

I have sailed into uncharted waters… Laser engraving…. and I have been mesmerised by tutorials on YouTube concerning the software need to run the laser… and CorelDraw makes it all so simple… Now, what a great bit of kit that is…. I can not get enough… in the last few weeks I have learned so much… can you imagine how good I will be in another few weeks…lol I will let the photographs show you just how far I have come… Using differen...

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Part 6: Aztec Calendar

688 days ago by degoose | 8 comments »

For many people, a rite of passage is the transition from childhood to adult hood… For some woodworkers, it is the making of a cutting board… But… For those who have laser engravers… it is the Aztec Calendar….When looking for a laser,most of the different manufacturers show you how well their laser can engrave the Aztec calendar … SO I finally decided that I needed to engrave the calender … to see just how good my laser was… This...

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Part 7: Jim Beam anyone?

675 days ago by degoose | 22 comments »

I got a sample barrel last Friday… but only found some time this morning to engrave the three logos… Took the barrel back down and was told that the job was more than acceptable and that it would be overnight expressed to Sydney… Now have to wait for final approval… It looks like the initial order will be for 50 barrels …that is 150 logos… keep me busy for sure… The barrel I got was already finished so I had to engrave through masking tape..T...

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Part 8: Some wood, some acrylic...

621 days ago 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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