A quick stencil question


#1

His folks. As I have said in a few posts, my background (and preference) is woodworking. Or woodcarving to be more exact. I am wondering about the vinyl (I tnink) stencil type things people put on their back windows. Is this something that is doable on the GF? Is there a particular type of material to Use? My grandson is firmly planted in the Batman phase so I could forsee that decorating several windows in the family.


#2

If you do a search on stencils you will find lots of discussion about proper and safe materials.
For instance:
https://community.glowforge.com/t/stenciling-magic?source_topic_id=8002

And I think there are many folks here who are also firmly planted in the batman phase. :smile:


#3

Thank you.


#4

Unfortunatly most sign vinyl contains pvc which when burned with a CO2 laser produces Chlorine gas which is highly corrosive and quite deadly if inhaled…so its best not.to cut it with the GF…
There are a few alternatives but they are a bit costly…
There are lots of other things and materials you could use instead like acrylic and painted wood etc to make Batman themed projects :smiley:


#5

I bet you could trade laser services for vinyl cutting services. :wink:


#6

Or you could just do both…lol. Vinyl cutters aren’t too expensive… Got 2 of each…lasers and vinyl cutters :smile:


#7

You’re such an enabler! If he is into woodworker I sure he already “invested” plenty into tools. Plus it will eave more money for laserable material.


#8

There is always room for another tool. Or two.


#9

Here are some of my notes, linking to a good forum post which links to a laserable vinyl product:

vinyl alternative for cutting stencils: Vinyl Alternative
which links to: http://shop.square1masterpiece.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=SQ1COLORS


#10

I thank you all for your input. Much appreciated.


#11