Ive posted a good few of these already, but I figured I would just post a visual summary of what Ive laser cut so far so you guys can ask me questions if you have them.
Let me make a kind of key for this so you guys can see some of the reasoning behind the pieces:
- First proofgrade autopilot test. Dropped it in and it did its thing! I was impressed!
The 4 Mandalas:
- Two on the left are cork. Leftmost is lowest power highest speed engrave - black darkest color in the engrave file.
- Right of that is the same with 50% grey being the lightest color.
- 3rd one is proofgrade standard dark engrave with black file.
- 4th one is quarter inch MDF with standard dark engrave with black file
Red Triangle from Rick and Morty Purge Armor
- This was a test to see how defocused engraving would work to smooth a previous focused engrave, and also to cut a piece for my friends rick and morty purge armor! Its gonna be epic
- This was also the first acrylic cut I did on the glowforge. SO SMOOTH AND SO CLEAN
- First purely vector engrave, and also a sample as they want me to make their wedding invitations
Green Horse Logo
- Testing to see if I could engrave EVA foam and at what settings. If you zoom in youll see that the only reason this one stayed together was because of the LPI being at 75. Its a very sensitive material, and im trying different methods to see how I can engrave incredibly thin and sensitive materials. I just finished one that actually resembles something usable with a 90% white engrave file and fastest engrave at lowest power settings. I think a low LPI helped a bit too!
- Lower Left is birch ply, no masking ( i also changed the chevrons on this one to be lighter)
- Upper right is proofgrade with masking
- I cut a number of these, some to give away, and I also wanted to compare the proofgrade maple to the birch ply I had sitting around. @jacobturner I still owe you an unmasked stargate. I havent forgotten!
- The one on the right I did first. I peeled off the masking. it lost some wow. Had to make another one…
- The one on the left had the lighter end darkened a bit to bring out the pill shaped objects more. I also left the masking on because it was whiter than the maple underneath. I want to try another one soon with the proofgrade, but covered with a thin layer of white paint first to see if it is the same effect. Paint layer thickness will have to be monitored closely. Engraving on multiple layers of colored paint could be REALLY COOL. Looking forward to that experiment.
- top zenyatta was on cedar. Going to revisit this with a 50% gray at some point. I really like cedar (the aesthetics, its tough to work with).
The 4 Avatars
- Top left: maple proofgrade medium darkness setting, ended up too light
- Bottom left: maple proofgrade dark setting. ended up too dark
- bottom right: 1/4" MDF. great for consistent tone. GF cut through in 1 pass too. I almost cried tears of joy at seeing that. Impossible on my k40. I might try the forest engrave on some MDF to see if it comes out better
- top right: 1/8 proofgrade with some changes in illustrator to get color better. faster engrave to take off less material.turned out pretty good.
- Thought it would look cool. wasnt disappointed