I would like to engrave a charcuterie/cutting board for my niece for her wedding gift. I am looking for help on what settings to start with. I don’t really have the budget to fiddle around with this a whole lot since it’s like $30. So if you’ve had experience engraving one, where did you start with your settings?
The engrave setting can be dialed in if you start light and do a 2nd pass if necessary. The main thing, however, is that you are familiar enough with engraving things without the honeycomb tray so your alignment is the way you wish. If you mask, you can do an engrave that only marks the masking so you are certain of the alignment before committing to the entire engrave.
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Do you need help engraving a cutting board that is similar to these? The original poster elevated the board about 7/8" to get it into the focus range. Your experience my be different unless you are using the exact same product.
the answer is simple, you need to have your cutting board 1/2" away from the laser. since a cutting board is usually 1/2 - 3/4 of an inch it would hit the laser head – so you need to have it lowered under the laser, the trick is remove the crumb tray, and then 'build a platform" so the laser is 1/2" away (and it clears the board - a quick trick with the power off, move the laser head over the board, make sure the gantry / laser path is clear) people on here will give you a more ‘technical’ answer, I am sure…