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Re: Laser engraving
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2019, 05:29:27 PM »
here is the disc that was offered with the package.  also the laser.  This size comes with a rolling cart with shelved to hold all the accessories.  also a pic of the screen I work from.  If you call or e-mail the main co.they will send you a brochure with prices.  a dealer will come to your home or guide you to a demo so you can spend time watching in person and ask questions.  there are lots of you tube stuff as well.  it is mesmerizing to watch.  just like a new truck, don't drive one if you do not want to buy one.




 




 




 
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Re: Laser engraving
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2019, 10:33:11 PM »
I have two.  Mine were much less, but like Doc said, you get what you pay for. 

1.  Epilog Summit (antique):  A backburner project, but despite offering almost no parts for this machine and having bought it used, Epilog support was first rate!  Great company!  (Dare I say the Woodmizer of laser engravers? ;D)
2.  ******(not going to name drop publicly):  US "supported" laser.  My current user.  Good to learn on as it was cheap ($2200 used).  12x20" work area with a drop out floorplate for larger surfaces.  Terrible to learn on as customer support is only available by billable hour.  Youtube and forums have been my friends to learn to run this thing.  They also wanted a $300 ownership transfer after 80 hours runtime since I did not buy it from them.  >:( >:( >:(   Got that taken care of without paying, though I had a week of downtime, and now have good results most of the time. 

This is my first paid project.  30 Christmas ornaments.  Printed straight from MS Word.  Did them on Baltic Birch disks from Hobby Lobby before I figured out vector cutting. ;)  Deadlines you know.  ;D

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« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2019, 09:00:40 PM »
here is the engraved turkey call.  they have glass inside and slate on the back.  he gave me one made from Osage orange and it sounds great.




 




 
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« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2019, 10:08:10 PM »
made a couple of squirrel feeders for some friends with a house in town, and one referred to as a cabin out at "the farm/shooting range" along the river.





 



 



 



 

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« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2019, 10:50:15 PM »
 

 
for a fellow woodworker



 

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« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2019, 09:11:48 PM »
did another honorable discharge paper for the neighbors Ron and Sharon.  The maple is easier to read than the origional and we will make one for anyone in the family who wants one.  



 
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« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2019, 10:47:00 PM »
close up of the maple.  full size is 8.5 x 14 "



 
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« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2019, 08:50:34 PM »
 

 



 

5th anniversary gift from Dr. Phil Montgomery fellow pediatrician,  to his wife, a OB/GYN doc.  pic from their wedding day on maple.  they now have two humans (sons) as well a the dogs.
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« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2019, 03:56:24 PM »
A woman in charge of the med staff office had a saying from a book she liked written in 4 colors on a white dry erase board.  it has been up awhile so I put it on a nice piece of Elm.  12 x 24 inches.



 
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« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2019, 06:48:10 PM »
made this for my PA.



 
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Re: Laser engraving
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2019, 06:58:52 PM »
They say the mind is the first to go; I'm glad it's something I don't use!

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Re: Laser engraving
« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2019, 11:55:28 PM »
Awesome work! I have an Epilog Helix for way more years than I can remember. I bought it after no less than 3 engraving companies went bust and I had to keep finding a new source to engrave my anodized aluminum parts. I use it all the time. One of my favorite uses is with CAD... cardboard aided design...

When I can't bring my FARO arm to the work, I make a cardboard template and digitize that. Before I cut a saw guide or machine part, I whip a chunk of plywood in the Helix and laser cut it out to make sure everything fits before starting production. A lot of times for saw guides and things with a lot of features, I'll cut it from acrylic so I can see if the bolt holes and threaded parts all line up as well. 

It's a super handy tool. I'm listening to it hum as I type cutting out Go - No Go guages for a major sawmill chain.
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« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2019, 09:57:30 AM »
sounds like I could learn a lot.  please feel free to add photos and explanations if you have time.  I use it as a hobby and learn as I go.
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« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2019, 10:44:13 AM »
for my APP out on maternity leave.



 



 



 

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« Reply #34 on: September 15, 2019, 06:30:15 PM »
You do amazing work Doc.  8)
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« Reply #35 on: October 31, 2019, 07:29:16 AM »
I got a sample size of Bluecreeper at the pig roast and everyone bragged about it.  A very nice gentleman came up and offered me some from a gallon he had procured and put some in a water bottle.  we have no small kids, but I wanted a container that no one would want to drink from.  he suggested an old style oil can.  I met so many new people and had a hard time matching up the handles with real names, so I cannot give him full credit.  feel free to chime in.   smiley_old_guy
so I was at tractor supply and remembered to get a can.  all they had were red.



 



 



 

Jeff gave me a hard time for it being Red, and not blue! :( .  Just goes to show how nice most folks on the forum are, and very generous.  Thanks again and so sorry I cannot recall your name to give you proper credit! :)
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