My cork engraving and cutting settings

I use 1/8" and 1/16" cork as padding for the bottom of concrete planters and coasters I make. Here are the engraving and cutting settings I use for that.

1/8" cork sheet (Amazon)

Engraving: 1000/9
Cutting: 250/100

1/16" cork sheet (Amazon)

Engraving: 1000/9
Cutting: 350/100

And a couple of photos…

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why don’t you nest the coasters?

you would use less material.

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Balance of that is that hes not going to be able to squeeze any more coasters into one sheet if nested. It just consolidates the scrap for possible other space.

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Nice job! :grinning:

oh clearly you don’t get another row of coasters. but you do get a larger piece of scrap for something else.

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Ah! Fantastic idea!

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I work things around to always have some bit left over. i ahve barely used BEAMER at this point and I have had him for a year :frowning:

However, as a long time wood/metal worker I like to have useful scraps for that ONE moment I need that one little bit to complete something.

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You got some great contrast there.

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Ok if I add this info to the Google Sheet at: https://tinyurl.com/glowforgesettings?

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The coasters look great! Thanks for the settings. Very kind of you to share.

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These look great! Really appreciate your settings!

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Hi,
What do you put in for material? Lisa

You select “Use uncertified material” and then just put in the thickness of your cork.

Thanks, I thought of that after I sent my question. I was trying to cut some pieces out and it seems that cutting it 265/100 worked better for me. It cut all the way through and didn’t burn.

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Thank you for the settings!!

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I didn’t create that sheet, but it was priceless when I first started with my :glowforge: :smiley:

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Thanks!

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Wow, new to this Glowforge gig, went searching for engraving cork, and just found your link for the Google Sheet. SOOOO HELPFUL. Thank you for sharing!

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I used that all the time when I was starting out. These days I mostly use the closest PG setting because I’m lazy like that :stuck_out_tongue:
The few things that really don’t have a PG setting I save (cardboard for one). The saved settings are fabulous, be sure to take advantage!

Well also - faster cut time