LumberJocks

2015 - January

  • Advertise with us
Project by ThumbHammer posted 01-14-2015 04:42 AM 970 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are small oval boxes made of Poplar wood that I designed using AutoCad, laser cut, and finally laser engraved. There is no finish on them as of yet. Once that is done, I’ll post them on my ETSY store (Spitfire Laser) along with other boxes that I have completed. If you have time take a look at my store.

-- Are we all Square?





3 comments so far

View albachippie's profile

albachippie

758 posts in 2500 days


#1 posted 01-15-2015 01:09 PM

Nice little boxes. Is it your own machine you use? I know less than nothing about laser work! Does the timber not burn when you cut it? Does this mean you have a lot of sanding and dressing to do?

As I say, I know nothing about it, so excuse the rookie questions!

Cheers,
Garry

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

View ThumbHammer's profile

ThumbHammer

54 posts in 804 days


#2 posted 01-15-2015 05:11 PM

Hello Garry, I do own my own laser burner machine. It is an American made 45 watt machine manufactured by Full Spectrum Laser located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Compared to the price of many other lasers I found this one to be most reasonably priced. To answer you question about burning, wood does burn when cut or engraved. The laser actually vaporizes the wood as it moves down a path. This can somewhat be controlled by the amount of power and the speed at which you cut, engrave, etc. I have found that reducing power and speed and making multiple passes helps. Woods with lots of oil in them tend not to cut very well. Sanding is required and the amount of sanding depends on which wood you are using. Thanks for the questions and your interest in my boxes.

ThumbHammer

-- Are we all Square?

View albachippie's profile

albachippie

758 posts in 2500 days


#3 posted 01-16-2015 12:57 PM

Thanks for the reply, much appreciated

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com