For a friends birthday, I decided to make her a card on something that she loves…
Went to the butcher and asked for the flatest piece of beef jerky they had. This piece was about 5 inches wide by about 10 inches long.
Used 80% power at 650 speed. Probably should have made it a little deeper, as the beef jerky was about 1/4 inch thick.
A few notes:
- You will have small particles of beef jerky on the inside of your glowforge. The fan blows them all towards the front of the unit. So plan on a quick vacuum and wipedown after you are done.
- Due to the oils in the meat, the lasered section will fade over time. This design was hardly readable after about 2.5 hours. This picture was right after I etched it.
- Just out of curiousity, I also tried to laser a piece of pepperoni. It did not work.
- Lasers and beef jerky. Need I say more. (even if it only lasts a short time)