Playing with engraving on hardwood


#1

Just a few experiments.


Weekly Highlights for the Week Ending March 11th, 2017
#2

Nice!!!:smiley::smiley::smiley:


#3

A lot of wow factor potential there.


#4

Very intriguing! I would have said that the entire handle is too big to fit into the Glowforge. I guess it’s smaller than I thought, or you worked some kind of magic!


#5

Did you hang the thick part over the end of the honeycomb or take the honeycomb out?


#6

Whoa! You didn’t waste any time! Way to go! :grin::+1: :hedgie::hedgie::hedgie:

(Glad to see you can get the handles in there…did you take the tray out?)


#7

Very nice! I’d love to see how you cradled the handled during the engraving.


#8

For the several of you that are wondering how I worked this out.
I removed the crumb tray and proped it on a board with the head hanging off the end. At some point I’ll need to make a jig for repeatability.
Something I’ve observed but can’t guarantee is that the head won’t go south or east of the farthest cut from park which is Northwest.


#9

Would love to see a picture of the setup if possible! Very exciting!


#10

When I get a proper jig cut I’ll post it. I literally just set it on a 1x2 for these experiments.


#11

Out of likes already (that’s what I get for not checking the Forums over the weekend), but this is what I’ve been waiting on. Once you are ready to sell your B# with lasered handles, let me know! I’ve been wanting to purchase some of your sharpeners for awhile, just wanted to wait till they were marked by your GF.


#12

Give me several days to play and then either PM me or get up with me on Etsy. I was afraid that anything I had finished was locked in, but the experiments show that etching over the BLO/CA finish actually works better than on raw wood as it contains the sap that gets stirred up with the heat.

I am more than a little giddy that everything wood will now have a makers mark and can be customized.


#13

Definitely will do.


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#15

I must get one of these now. I do think I’ve earned it.


#16

Very nice – I especially like the knotwork one…


#17

Need one! :sunglasses:


#18

Did you have any problems getting within the .5 focal range?


#19

Not a bit.


#20

…and the scars to prove it!