I’ve not posted anything what we’ve made at Stock & Ford before, but we were so happy with how it turned out for our customer that I thought I’d put it on here to inspire others to give it a go.
The customer had made a portable drinks cabinet and wanted a logo on it. He was going to paint it and then found out what we did with out glowforge. Well cut a long story short, he was over the moon and didn’t expect it to look anything like it did.
The ability to take the logo off their webpage and place it so accuratly on their product in front of them and let them press the mighty button start the project was just so cool.
Taking the tray out wasn’t fun and a fair bit of raising up the item was an isssue to make sure the laser was at the best distance for engraving. Any ideas as to help speed up that process would be great.
Camera alignment when the tray is out, isn’t the best and we had to do a fair few quick test runs before we bite the bullet and engraves the final piece.
It’s vital to have a scrape piece of the material to do a few test runs with laser settings to make sure it’s right. I’ve also realised that a slight change in settings on an engrave that size can dramatically reduce or increase the cutting time. And has little to no effect on the final finish. This took 1hr 20 mins. If I’d have had time to do. Bit more experimenting I could have got that running time down.
So we were happy with the final result and have learnt a great deal. More importantly the customer was really pleased.
Let me know what you think and any constructive criticism and advice is genuliny always appreciated and respected.