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Madmark

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Repeat cutting with one click in Benbox
« on: August 03, 2016, 04:49:41 PM »
Many times in AutoCAD I've accidentally 'stacked' objects one atop the other. Normally this is an error, but this is also a quick & easy 'repeat' command. Simply stack identical items one atop the other. You can rapidly make a stack of 16 or more objects. When you lase this .dxf the objects that are stacked repeat as many items in the stack making a quick burn through. I can lase a logo & drill mounting holes in one .dxf.


As others have mentioned the laser cuts with the grain better than cross grain as the following pictures show.

Picture 1 is the front of a pine 3/32" test sample. The cross hairs weren't stacked & were only lased once. The circle was a stack of 16 and basically cut thru. A very tiny center core was left in the small circle, a somewhat larger plug in the 1/4"+- hole.

Just thought y'all might wanna know - tell your friends & impress your enemies! Lol

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« Last Edit: August 03, 2016, 04:52:25 PM by Madmark »
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Re: Repeat cutting with one click in Benbox
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2016, 06:16:00 PM »
I've "used" that technique a few times by accident and wondered what was going wrong with my program.

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Re: Repeat cutting with one click in Benbox
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2016, 08:38:23 PM »
Man, that's a hard to have to cut :)

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Re: Repeat cutting with one click in Benbox
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2016, 08:55:56 PM »
These are a pair of door jamb rules (take the kids height markers when you move) that are etched & cut in one pass.

That makes this the first 'all laser' product out of my shop!

The holes have a plug that you can pop from the back with a ballpoint.

The backs are lased with the date and my signature.

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Re: Repeat cutting with one click in Benbox
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2016, 01:44:12 PM »
Another one click etch & cut project in 3/32" pine.

The center heart is a 16 repeat. The outer heart is a single etch as is the text. The fit is snug and the inner heart will hold in place by itself.

You could cut marquetry pieces in veneer with ease ...

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« Last Edit: August 05, 2016, 01:47:08 PM by Madmark »
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