A dust cover for CNC module



Have you looked at the CNCcookbook site, I am yet to wade through it. see tutorials https://www.cnccookbook.com/cnccookbook-free-g-code-tutorial-course/



@doug that’s right, you’ve been trying out the laser module. How is it? I wished i had opted to get it during the Kickstarter campaign. I will definitely get the module when they sell it.

Have a great weekend



The laser is great. I have only tested it on 150gsm white card to test it out. Soon I will get some suitable wood, leather and acrylic pieces to test. After a bit of trial and error it is great. You will have to forgive my bad photography. The first is a test sketch from Snapmaker lasered using B&W. The second is a photo image of a friend in NY using greyscale. The greyscale image was like a photo. I look froward to trying this on other surfaces. Only your imagination is the limit.

Take care and enjoy your weekend.



That’s some nice results. Can the laser be used to cut paper? For example, to make custom paper doilies or cut out intricate designs for a spray paint mask.

It would be great to see what you can do on other materials too.


Hi @kelvin8r

I have not specifically attempted to cut patterns with the laser; inadvertently achieved YES!!! hahaha.

One of my early suggestions to Snapmaker for the CNC (which I have not tested as yet) was to have a cutting knife attached to do vinyl/decal cutting.

The laser is only 200mw and does not really have enough oomph (a technical term hahaha) for cutting.

I will try at some stage to cut out some letters on 80gsm paper in the near future; unless some other user comes back that has tried it.



That card stock you used - can I get it through Amazon? thanks Jose


Hello @lasvegasjose

Any good stationery store will stock different weighted papers/card. You can get textured card or cardboard; many options are available to you. I found that around the 150gsm was the lightest weight fro good testing.

Have a great week



I’ve just uploaded my own (as yet untested!) fence - the openscad files are included should you wish to make it taller (the only things I’ve CNCed are coasters).



I found this variation on a fence, which I printed:

It’s similar to the original except that it has slots to make the fence pieces fit together better. I was able to print all 5 pieces (three regular walls, one wall with a doorway, and the door) on my Snapmaker at the same time by combining them into a single STL file in Meshmixer.

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Hi doug why do you chose this print orientation like on yours first picture, mby is better to print diagonally like it was on last picture?