So I’ve been futzing with the GF a bit. Here’s a pic of this weekend’s adventure (so far).
I did address some stink reduction as well so things are going swimmingly.
I ran into a couple of issues today. The first was with my Center Ruler - it’s a 0 centered scale so you can drop it on something and find the center without math My problem was with the print. I did the rectangle of the ruler in black and the letters/numbers and tick marks in red. I uploaded, told the GFUI to cut black and engrave red. It cut the black and engraved the letters (vector paths) and numbers. It did not engrave the tick marks. So I redid the tick lines with a thicker strokes (went from .01mm to .1mm). Ran it again. Same results. So I went back and changed the text to blue, uploaded it again, told GFUI to engrave blue and score red (ticks). Worked. But, the Founder Rule does what I originally tried so not sure what’s up.
The coasters are Tai Chi hands (a takeoff of the yin/yang). The wooden one is maple ply. Nice engrave. The stained cork coaster is an unmasked print. Also used 225 lpi on that one. The cleaner thin cork coaster was masked with painters tape and was very clean until I brushed the black “dust” from the engrave. The thick coaster was 195 LPI and masked with tape.
Operator error on my part - I had the laser seriously defocused for the thin coasters. I used my digital calipers and just typed in what was on the display - 0.330". That was for a 1/8" coaster. When I was micing the 1)4" coaster I did a dope slap. The calipers were messed up (I did zero it but it was reading wrong all the way down its length). Tossed those and pulled out another set. All was well after that.
The ship in a bottle is standard Baltic Birch (not Proofgrade).