After seeing all the cool posts with amazing looking ceramic tile pieces on here, I wanted to give it a try. Played with the settings a bit to get it to work better on my GF Basic. I DID mask the tile and colored it in with a black Sharpie with the masking tape still on, then removed the tape. Seemed to work better than without masking. Now I just need to be more patient and let the ink fully dry before removing the tape haha
Some friends of mine were jealous of the first wooden picture engrave I did of my wife and I, so I did one up for them of their little boy. Came out pretty good I think. Still getting better with editing photos for laser engraving. It’s a journey though, and I am enjoying it.
(Don’t know if you wanted to go slightly more expensive on the tiles, but there is an outfit called “LaserTiles” that creates tiles specifically designed to darken where lasered…and they come out super black and perfect every time. I don’t have the address handy, but @Xabbess for one could point you in the right direction. )
Thank you! I’m not sure but I think it’s just birch plywood. I found a bunch of 6x6x1 wooden blocks a while back. They just have a plywood face, but I’m not sure what type of plywood they were. It took some trial and error however to get the photo to come out. Not too much though, I only wasted one of the wooden blocks before getting this one lol
I am pretty new here and it sure would be helpful to have step by step instructions for newbies. I get the speed and power references but when people mention varying power, LPI and dots…it leaves us newbies scratching our head. Not a rant as I REALLY appreciate all the info shared here, just some feedback that may help others in the future.
I jumped right in and tried this but didn’t know whether I was cutting, engraving or sketching. Also, never heard of varying power and really don’t know where that is located. Anyone have the time to give me a quick walk through? I don’t need everything explained, Just a little more detail would be awesome. Thanks in advance. I promise to pay it forward.
You are a blessing to me Jules. I got so excited about using my GF that I didn’t even realize I failed to complete my basic training. Once I had success (after about step 3), I jumped right in. Thanks again for sending all this info. Have a great day!