GlowForge and Dry Moly Lube!

Made this Bottle opener with the GF just now and it turned out AWESOME!!

MY FIRST TRY! =)

Speed: 150
Power: Full
Lines Per Inch: 340
Pass: 1

Dry Moly Lube: ( https://amzn.to/2LMQIab ) Coats Waiting about 5 minutes per coat (you can see it go from wet look to a dry look) and then let it set for about 15-20 to fully dry!!

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looks like some of the best results I’ve seen yet from moly. Nice dark mark.

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Turned out great, especially for the first run. I’m waiting for my dry moly to come in to run some tests myself.

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I’ve moved this to #beyond-the-manual due to the discussion of non-ProofGrade settings, as per forum policy.

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Nice and dark! Just ordered some of that stuff, $10 instead of $50 makes it a no- brainer.

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Looks perfect! Sweet!

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Followed your directions and it turned out nice!!!

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Awesome! Glad i could help!!

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You inspired me to take the plunge:

Three coats of moly
Full power / 150 / 450 lpi

Photo above is after alcohol wipes and a hard scrubbing with a green pad, soap, and hot water. :sunglasses:

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Turned out great! Nice to hear I inspired someone =)

What brand/color Dry Moly did you use ?

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Based on your post, I was inspired by your result - and the price. It came today, and with the help of a heat gun I had this done in less than 10 minutes after Amazon rang the doorbell. :sunglasses:

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It’s also available at auto parts stores (Advance Auto, ORielly, etc) and Walmart for local “I want it now” fulfillment :slightly_smiling_face:

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Great. that the one I got. was only $9.95. Thanks

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Love it. Nice work!

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Well…

I knew this wasn’t going to be perfect because this spoon is curved, so mostly I just wanted to see how the marking looked in person. I had to stop the engrave just before the end because (apparently) the laser was reflecting off the surface and burning into the camera assembly (causing enough smoke to be alarming). It probably could have been cleaned better, but I was more concerned about damage to my GF.

Now I feel somewhat dim-witted about this, but I guess I don’t really know that much about stainless steel. I think the spoon is stainless, but it’s definitely shiny. Thoughts? Also, let this be a warning to others who know nothing about stainless steel… Don’t set your GF on fire.

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Oh my goodness! Yeah, they warn about trying to laser reflective things…guess that’s shiny enough to be a problem. (Really cute little hedgie though.) :confused:

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YIKES! yea with the bottle openers I used they weren’t shiny at all :grimacing:

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I just did this on my pocket knife. Now I’m wondering how well it would work for putting large numbers on my socket sets.

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