Ive had my Chinese laser for about a month now and after learning all the qwerks, fiddling with settings, learning the awkward software and almost burning the house down. Ive finally managed to make something useful.
It might just be a fridge magnet. BUT its my wife’s handwriting. So she loved it, and i get to keep my laser a little longer She has lots of little saying posted around the house that she has written and i think the eventual goal is to transfer them to wood and stop taping things to the wall.
The process for this sucked and goes something like this: Scan picture in with Paint> Clean image static out in photoshop > Crop in AI (because i’m Photoshop illiterate) > Trace in CorelTrace > delete out 436 of 442 extra object from trace > Input clean trace into CorelDraw > Add outline and holes for magnet > engrave > change setting and pray i dont jiggle the wood > cut > cheer when finished
I now have a deep appreciation for what the GF scan feature offers and i hope its as cool as they say
The magnets are just held in with a press fit. I found the natural taper of the laser cut lends itself beautifully to this. The holes have a slight clearance at the top to help get the press started, and have a good snug fit by the time they are flush with the wood. I really like it.