Successful Wood Engraving


#1

Managed to engrave my company logo into a spare piece of cedar that I had lying around. Came out really well!


#2

Im laser engraving like a boss. This is some paint stiring sticks turned into gardening label sticks.


#3

Looks awesome! How long did it take to engrave the sticks?


#4

Great idea! I am going to steal it.


#5

Well it depends on how much stuff is on the picture but about 1½ hours a pop. I can have two in there at a time so about 3 hours in between prints.


#6

i’m going to borrow your idea noreflexness :smiley:


#7

Where did you get the icons? I found some large popsicle sticks that look like they would work so I am going to give it a try.

thanks!


#8

Just googled carrot icon or vegstable icon or summink :slight_smile:


#9

I ended up digging some up. I will post my results when I have finished my initial testing cycle.

Thanks!


#10

@noreflexness Thanks for inspiration. Here are mine for my Mom’s Day gift.


#11

That’s a great idea for a gift. Where did you find the wood for your’s as well as the images?


#12

as @noreflexness wrote you can just google them like mint icon, basil icon and you should find similar.


#13

Found them at Michael’s craft store. Jumbo Craft Sticks aka popsicle sticks. About $7 for 30. 23mm width. I varnished them afterwards as well. As for icons, as the others said, google. Took a bit of work in gimp to make it all come together. I really like the font (Journal) as well.


#14

Awesome! I found these on Amazon, http://amzn.to/1Z8Q7g9, and I’m going to try them. I didn’t think about sealing them afterward, but that’s a good idea!


#15

I would recommend giving them a light sanding for splinters if they are anything like the ones I got. I am going to make some bookmarks out of them as well.


#16

Really nice work…great inspiration!


#17

I’ve have great success with both wood and paper.


#18

Looks very nice. Question, do you just eye up the wood in the spot on the bed from the FS software and make a quick adjustment when the laser starts if it’s not centered etc. Or do you have some other method of setting it up?


#19

Hey man! Typically I follow the grid template between the metal base and the software and have found it to be pretty accurate. I always give myself a bit of extra room on the graphic, but overall I’ve been very pleased.