Laser Engravings on wood pieces


#1

So far just some images I found online laser engraved on wood and cork.

Uploading…


#2

Hi @nwestwind

Doug the newbie here, well done, it is great fun. At some stage I am going to have a go on acrylic.

Keep having fun

Doug


#3

Hey @doug I just happen to have a bunch of frosted acrylic from some LED projects I’ve been working on I look forward to trying it too, but I’ll likely need to wait till I can find a better way to vent the fumes. I’ve already tried leather and it makes my apartment stink of burning hair. The laser on wood is great, smells like I have a fireplace at home :smiley:

I wish the laser was stronger, I really want to engrave metal! If someone finds a hack/mod for that please share :smiley:


#4

@nwestwind

I forgot to mention that you should have a look at this video of a guy using a Snapmaker to laser acrylic.

Doug


#5

I cannot seen to engrave wood. I can get it to work on cardboard, but not on wood. What settings did you tweek to get it to properly burn wood?


#6

@tinjaw
Make sure to properly set the laser’s focus, then at 70% and higher it will definitely have the power!

Welcome to Tomorrow
Ralph
Product Designer @ id-z.one


#7

I am lasering this photo image as I type onto 2mm plywood… several hours still to complete

and from the Snapmaker

Doug


#8

Questions: where do you get your wood?

Would this work?


#9

These will work; I have used similar squares. If you look around you will find 80mm and 100mm squares, round coasters , square coasters with round corners… there are many sources of wood available.


#10

hello everyone, could anyone use the laser at 125x125 mm or i’m the only one who needs to reduce the images?


#11

Theoretically you could, but you will need to find an alternate way to secure the material you are etching.