Some things I made this week

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#1

Here are a couple of things I made this week for friends etc.

The first is a logo for my friend who makes amazing clothing and wigs, cloverly designs.
Engraved, then ran a light cut operation to darken the borders of the engraving.

This one is a belt buckle for mccree from overwatch for another friend who is doing a mccree cosplay. It was more for fun, as he is getting a resin cast 3d piece instead of 2.5d. I engraved it first, then did a light cut to outline the engrave.

Same thing with this one, but I did a few passes on the engrave to get some more depth. Then I outlined with a light cut.


[Dec 2 2016] Q&A with Dan
#2

The second one looks like it was shot in black and white.
Is it some white wood or…or… I don’t know, but looks really interesting.


#3

That’s something variable focus on the GF should help with - have the engrave not just a different power & speed but also focus depth. It will cut some more manual steps out of some projects. (I could really use it now - I’m doing 50 LED lit acrylic signs for a submarine crew association reunion and I have different engraves at different depths as they overlap and I want each one to show without wiping out/cutting thru the other.)


#4

the autofocus will be nice. Cant say im not excited for that. I had to make multiple passes because this laser doesnt engrave very deeply. I wanted the letters to stand out, so I did like 3 engrave passes. If I would have upped the power it would have started to burn, and I really wanted to avoid that.


#5

VERY nice job! You are really getting some great experience with the beast. I especially like the wooden engraved one.


#6

I love the Cloverly sign. It’s a great laser adaptation of the existing logo. I like the way you pushed out the background around all of the elements including the swirl of the Y.


#7

Wonderful! I love the Cloverly piece especially. You’re making me rethink a project or two. :smiley:


#8

@johnwills, @cynd11 thanks!

@vettha do share! Id love to see what youve done and how youd change it


#9

I really like the way that everything stands out. The tip about cutting around the design after cutting the background is great. I love to hear little tidbits like that. Some of the smallest things can make such a big difference. Your work looks outstanding. :relaxed:


#10

Thanks @davidgal2! It really does make a big difference. On the foam it tends to slope up to the edge of the engrave a bit, so there it will make a clean cut to separate those two a bit. On some woods there might not be enough contrast, so running a quick hot pass around the edge will just darken it up a bit. I usually have to make a separate file in order to accomplish this. I take the original cut file (which is just b&w), and select all the white, expand the selection by 2px (at 300dpi), and it ends up cutting right down the edge.


#11

These are FANTASTIC! You made them with the 40 watt laser?

Thanks so much for posting your work.


#12

Magnificent work! I can see you’ve worked a lot with the material to really squeeze out the last bits of artistic expression from the medium. There’s a lot of subtlety there in your engraving work. Nice.


#13

Is there any connection between Cloverly and Cleverly? I hadn’t noticed either before this post, but a friend posted a video from this Facebook page and I noticed the logos/names are similar…


#14

Not that I’m aware of.

@rebecca & @dan thanks guys! (p.s first time working with poplar ;P)


#15

Really nice work! I like the result of the final cut pass to strengthen the edges!


#16

I did a McCree cosplay last year, I hope your friends version turns out great!

That Cloverly engraving really stands out beautifully! The idea to do an outline is something I need to remember for future ref.


#17

Very nice, turned out great!