Been a while since I posted on here and I want to give people ideas and general expereinces with the laser, but I make a lot of charms either for my friends so heres some things I’ve made and some settings.
I like the MDF for charms cause the transfer looks super super crisp even on small stuff so its nice for freebees you give to people.
ALSO greys look great on the MDF So here’s some examples of how I did the greys in the charms.
For the black you can make it the standard draftboard, but I like it with more lines per inch,
Greys are made with using a draft graphic at 70 power, speed 1000
I’ve also made some Purpleheart charms, these are extremely annoying to make as purpleheart is hard to cut, kinda unpredictable.
My settings have been
Lines per inch: 450
The reason purpleheart is annoying is because it can just not want to cut complex things cause its really dense, also leaves tons of ash no matter what you do, and if it scorches can leave a red-ish tint and looks really bad and is next to impossible to sand it off right.
I sourced my wood here: https://ocoochhardwoods.com/scroll-saw-lumber/purpleheart/
Covered it with the paper transfer paper: https://amzn.to/2LO80Eu
Lastly, when you’re assembling them you can pick either super cheap phone straps or the cool clasps, idk I figure I’d link some of cool ones, I like the star ones they make the charms really pop.
Star Clasps: https://amzn.to/2MoOjTf
Basic phone straps: https://amzn.to/331mpT8