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papadan

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04-10-2017 04:33 AM

Topic tags/keywords: resource tip maple carving tool

Got one of those laser engravers from Ebay. Doesn’t make a very big print, but it’s a start. This model will do 38 X38 mm. At $72 including shipping, it’s a nice entry level machine.

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#1 posted 04-10-2017 10:49 AM

Very nice…..do you have a link or company name and a picture of it….looks really interesting.

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#2 posted 04-10-2017 11:16 AM

I am curious about those. I would like something that can do images about that size. Can it burn images on larger pieces? 38mm X 38mm would be big enough if it can do it an inch or better yet two from the edge of the work piece.

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#3 posted 04-10-2017 01:31 PM


I am curious about those. I would like something that can do images about that size. Can it burn images on larger pieces? 38mm X 38mm would be big enough if it can do it an inch or better yet two from the edge of the work piece.

- PeteStaehling

+1. Some of them appear to be heads mounted in frames that can handle long boards that are a few inches wide, even though the engraving area is small. Can you post some photos of it?

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#4 posted 04-10-2017 01:50 PM

Nice! The prices keep getting more and more reasonable on these units.

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#5 posted 04-10-2017 03:22 PM

Cute, Dan. I ought to get one, and engrave ”’Today we gotta get organized!!” on my forehead. Then when I shave in the morning I’ll be off to a more efficient start… yah think?

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#6 posted 04-10-2017 04:31 PM

Yeah, can you set it in the middle of a larger board and burn?

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#7 posted 04-10-2017 04:54 PM

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#8 posted 04-10-2017 05:27 PM

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#9 posted 04-10-2017 06:09 PM

Here are some pictures of the actual machine. About 6 1/2” square X 8 1/2” tall. Laser moves as X axis and table moves as Y axis can hold material up to 4” wide and as long as you want. Can hold material up to 3” tall. The little wood guitar comes with it, it’s the program. Screw driver is just to show size reference. Will work on softwoods, hard woods, card stock, and leather. Cannot engrave metal.

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#10 posted 04-10-2017 06:31 PM

Nice! If you don’t mind unsolicited advice (hope you don’t), it looks like a pretty wide burn. That can happen when the focal point is below the surface of the wood. The laser beam is actually shaped like a wedge/pencil point and if the focus is a few mm down the beam spreads out at the contact point. If that’s what you’re going for however, looks great! The lasers I use can cut a razor sharp kerf. Yours probably can, too if so desired.

I’m not knocking you – great to see technology employed in this fashion!

-- Just another woodworker

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#11 posted 04-10-2017 06:40 PM

Thanks, I know it is adjustable, also have to adjust burn time based on the material being engraved. It will do carving in something like thick cardboard or plywood. There is a learning curve, I have lots of scraps to prove it. LOL I even caught a piece of leather on fire, talk about stink!

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#12 posted 04-10-2017 06:53 PM

Yep! There sure is a learning curve! It can also depend on the reliability of power in your home, how dirty the mirrors are, and humidity levels. We have 3 identical machines and they all do different jobs with the same power and speed so I try to stick to one of them.

Enjoy your laser – it totally changes many of the possibilities.


Thanks, I know it is adjustable, also have to adjust burn time based on the material being engraved. It will do carving in something like thick cardboard or plywood. There is a learning curve, I have lots of scraps to prove it. LOL I even caught a piece of leather on fire, talk about stink!

- papadan


-- Just another woodworker

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#13 posted 04-10-2017 08:19 PM

I bought one a few months back I’ve played with it a little. I haven’t got down exactly how to center the object but for the price I can’t complain though it makes want a bigger one LOL.

-- Ray Vanderpool

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#14 posted 04-10-2017 08:26 PM

So to answer my own question, no way to burn a larger board without significant modification unless I’m missing something.

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#15 posted 04-10-2017 08:55 PM


So to answer my own question, no way to burn a larger board without significant modification unless I m missing something.

The windows of the box are open allowing you to pass long items through the engraver. You could slide the machine down a 5 mile length of 4” wide material if you wanted to walk it down that far. But no, nothing wider than 4”.

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