Thank you @henryhbk for putting up with me. Enjoy the Cannoli’s!
To start off, we looked a design a friend of mine made. This is the design for some money for a LARP(Live Action Role Playing) they are running. (For those that might be interested https://www.facebook.com/manicdysphoria/)
Doing a reverse engrave for a stamp would have taken some time, so we just did an engrave on some Proofgrade Maple.
Starting the Engrave.
Final Part. Looks AWESOME, even at low LPI!
Next up, I brought a plank of Yellowheart. So, obviously I wanted to do some Catan pieces! https://glowforge.com/laser-cut-catan-board One thing to note, we had to do some post processing in AI to get it to cut properly.
In Process. The masking was coming off. Also, the engrave was a lot deeper and darker then we thought it would be. Lots of residue.
In process 2. Lots of residue.
DONE! Looks great! Lots of residue! But there is a problem, it didn’t cut all the way through! Didn’t realized that until after we moved it.
I had some “acrylic” sheets that I got for $1 each (they were getting rid of them at work). Decided to try engraving it to see if it was cast or extruded acrylic. It just burned/melted. Thought maybe the masking was the issue. Nope. Yellowed and melted instead of cutting through. Maybe it isn’t acrylic…
Henry was nice enough to let me use some Proofgrade acrylic!
Overall, great trip and a beautiful machine! It made me wish I had mine already!