Engraving Going All the Way Down

Okay what could I be doing wrong?

Design is an SVG I made in Illustrator.

Two layers basically, the engrave detail and the outline cut.

Using Medium Maple Hardwood. (yep, checked)

Engrave Layer first - I am using SD and changed the speed to 500 (the rest are defaults). Full power.

Cut - Proofgrade cut no changes

Perhaps I should leave the speed at 1000?


Check out this thread

If you have the speed at 1000, you’ll probably want the power for the engrave to be around 50-60% (of course this depends how deep you want it).

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Yes, leave the speed at 1000. The slower you go, the deeper it’s going to burn into the material.
(As in…all the way through.) :wink:

High Power with Fast Speeds. Low power with slow speeds. (Think about it as how long you are holding the flame against the wood. Slow keeps it burning longer, eats away more material.)

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Thanks. Got it. I tried it at default and that was better. I appreciate it!

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Thank you for the answers @Jules and @PatrickN. I’m glad this resolved it! I’m going to close this thread. If you run into any other trouble, please start a new topic, or email us at support@glowforge.com. We’re here to help!

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