Agate slice and mat board tests

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First full day with the Glowforge testing agate slice for engraving and mat board cutout. The tests turned out fairly well.

Agate slice engraving settings (200 speed, 30 power, 1 pass)

Mat board cutout settings - with painter’s tape applied (400 speed, 55 power and 2 passes)

*Note - I did get some burn marks on the back side of the mat board. If this is an issue, placing tape on the back would probably work well.

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Welcome to the forum. The agate looks great.

You’re talking about masking, there are lots of posts about where to get some 12" wide tape if you’re in the market. This one is my fave.

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Looking good! You’re off to a great start. And welcome to the forum! There is lots of useful info here, just about anything you need to know, just do a search and you’ll be amazed!

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Looking good! I haven’t tried agate yet.

Welcome!

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Nice start! Welcome…looking forward to seeing more things you do.

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Victorian inspired wedding topper mock-up out of mat board. Settings 80 power, 400 speed, 2 passes. After some changes that need to be made to the file, basswood plywood will be the material of choice.

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You are off to a great start, Welcome.

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That agate slice is gorgeous! I wouldn’t have expected it to turn so white

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Welcome! Looks like you’re having a lot of fun! The agate is spectacular! The wedding topper is really nice! I like it!

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