I am new to this forum (but not to lasers). I have switched to the Glowforge so all my previous settings are useless. I make miniature dollhouse furniture kits and my standard material is 1/32", 1/16", 3/32" and 1/8" basswood and cherry. I thought before I embarked on a whole series of experiments to get the best cut settings for these woods, that perhaps someone had already done the work and could share the best settings. Can anyone help an old lady out (I’m 72…)
There are Proofgrade settings for Basswood, Basswood Plywood, Cherry, and Cherry Plywood that you can use in 1/8 inch and veneer. You can select those materials from the “Unknown” button on the top left and that will give you some values to start with (you’re allowed to lie to the GF all you want about what material is in the bed, just get the thickness right). If you choose a Proofgrade cut there is an arrow to the right that will show you what the settings are.
Have fun and would love to see some of your furniture.
Welcome to the forum. Like @hansepe says, I would start with the Proofgrade settings, by selecting them manually. Then, adjust the speed up, or the power down from there after running some test cuts. What settings have you used on other lasers?
If you’re really curious about what I’m doing with this laser, you could check out my Etsy store under either the Laser-cutting tab or the Quarter-scale tab, at: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/MiniMinutia