Author Topic: Engraving a pen A3 2500mw, Peter Fabricius Rotary Jig, T2Laser a lil help  (Read 740 times)

Jfritzson

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Put the A3 together without too many hiccups. Decided against their software and installed T2Laser. Bought Peter Fabrixius Rotary Jig. Built tha, installed it and seems to be working rather well. The one thing I am having issues with I think is more controlling the laser properly to get a clean font too print. In essence getting T2Laser which works great to work with the jig. I think it is settings but Peter is not familier with T2 as he uses Benbox. Below are my latest tests. I have checked all the hardware issues and know why the second line dropped a little. The recommendations from Peter were to use Continuous Mode and Line by line which are Benbox functions. Perhaps someone or Zax can assist with what they would be in T2 language.

If not perhaps someone could assist in addressing how to make fonts print cleaner. Thanks for any assistance in advance.
Jeff

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First, what wattage is your laser module? Sometimes that affect clarity

Second, make sure you are focused the best you can

If I remember correctly from back in my Benbox days, T2Laser already does continuous and line by line mode by default
Laser: A5 2000mw with L7 Board / A3 2500mw PWM with Mana SE -- All using T2Laser
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It looks burned to me, so perhaps up the speed or use a lower resolution (larger value). I would also try a different font, even a single line font and make sure it's focused.

Jfritzson

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Thanks ThothLoki and Zax - the laser is a 2500 mw and is well focused in my opinion. Very small round dot that I refocus depending on my material thickness (change in height). I will tinker with the speed and resolution. This is the second font I have tried and am using recommended fonts from Peter. I will also verify the modes. Still reviewing the starter series videos.

Thanks and I will let you know what happens as I find more time to tinker.

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Sorry I know this is an old topic but I can't find any reference anywhere (even on Google) to the Rotary Jig you bought. Could you point me in the right direction?

Many thanks, Duncan

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I can't find a link to the jig but Peter Peter Fabricius is occasionally on this forum as well on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wood.turner.5 - try sending him a private message via the forum: http://benboxlaser.us/index.php?action=pm;sa=send;u=2053

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Jfritzson

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You can find him on FB. Search for Peter and his page can direct you where you can learn more.

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T2Laser supports rotary axis so you could use a spare motor. If you have access to a 3D printer you could make a nice chuck.

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If you want to do rotary. Look at Nottingham82’s, mine or danowars’s designs

I recently modified danowar’s to be a direct drive and it seems to work very well. I like his chuck better than mine too
Laser: A5 2000mw with L7 Board / A3 2500mw PWM with Mana SE -- All using T2Laser
3D Printer: Monoprice Maker Select v2.1
Image Resizer Applications (All OS): http://benboxlaser.us/index.php/topic,1434.msg17297.html#msg17297