So my mother in-law is old school. She sends me magazine clippings of what she wants me to make/buy for Christmas.
Walking through Hobby Lobby, I found where they sell various cheap wooden frames frames and blank signs for hand lettering. $13? I can do that! (Don’t forget that 40% off coupon)
So the frame I bought had a bit of a problem. It’s 1” thick, and the board to laser is right in the middle of that thickness. If you take out the bed and prop it up, you can get the surface to the right height, but the gantry bumps into it. After trying multiple things for a few hours using that wonderful bed calculator, I had to give in and just pop it out of the frame.
The nails weren’t very cooperative going back in, so I used some CA Glue. We had some minimal charring where the mask peeled up, but after testing an alcohol swab in the corner to make sure it wouldn’t remove the paint, I was able to clean it up no problem. I still scrubbed in the direction of the brush strokes just in case. I’m pretty happy with it.
2 Passes, Full Speed, 60% Power