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stevepax

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Recipe cards
« on: November 12, 2017, 08:38:29 AM »
I hadn't even thought of this type of project until someone asked me to try it out. 4x6 birch plywood.

Things I learned: Baltic birch ply needs far higher laser power to get a good burn than the hardwood like cherry that I've been using for my wooden notebooks. This card I burned at speed 1000 and full power. On cherry, I use power 150 for a nice dark burn.

Also, I feel like my laser is struggling with accuracy on very small letters. You can't see it here because this text is pretty large, but at small sizes I get some ghosting and fuzziness that I feel like I didn't have before.

Anyway, some testing for me to do, but this recipe card came out nice. I think I'll be making a dozen or so for this person.

nottingham82

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Re: Recipe cards
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2017, 08:42:29 AM »
I love your projects Steve.  You come up with some pretty creative stuff!  Did the birch come in that size?
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ThothLoki

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Re: Recipe cards
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 09:08:35 AM »
Steve, you and Nottingham are going to make me broke.

What power laser do you have again? I noticed my 2500mw has trouble with small letters but my 2000mw has an easier time. It might be the size of the dot that is causing trouble. Next spring I hope to get a 1.6w and maybe a 500mw to test my theory
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stevepax

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Re: Recipe cards
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 11:08:37 AM »
I love your projects Steve.  You come up with some pretty creative stuff!  Did the birch come in that size?

I actually bought this from Amazon a while back:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013NT3OAC/

Not a bad price. I just cut this down to size (so, thanks to the saw kerf,  this card is actually 3.75x5.75).

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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 11:09:58 AM »
Steve, you and Nottingham are going to make me broke.

What power laser do you have again? I noticed my 2500mw has trouble with small letters but my 2000mw has an easier time. It might be the size of the dot that is causing trouble. Next spring I hope to get a 1.6w and maybe a 500mw to test my theory

Good thinking. I actually have a 1.6w and a 500mw module in a box. I should get them out and see what I can do differently with those.

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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2017, 11:12:40 AM »
Good thinking. I actually have a 1.6w and a 500mw module in a box. I should get them out and see what I can do differently with those.

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