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Re: JTICE - My Engravings
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2016, 04:54:23 PM »
If you make a mistake or it doesn't trace as you expected just delete the path (delete key), you can recursively delete them so you can go back as many levels as needed and then continue.

That would be very welcome, feedback is what makes the program better.

Inkscape isn't the best at DXF output, but it does a reasonable job of tracing although CorelDraw is superior.

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Re: JTICE - My Engravings
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2016, 04:58:03 PM »
In this case Sketch Filled has no effect, if you were actually using Sketch it would add that to the image and raster the entire job.

Say you wanted to add some text to an image, that's the combination of options you would use.

Very nice results again, I would like to use a few of those as examples of what T2Laser can achieve if you don't mind?
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Re: JTICE - My Engravings
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2016, 05:13:11 PM »
Ahh ok, I was thinking that might be the case, as far as sketch, but figured I would turn it on anyway, see what it did.
If you get a sec, PM me your email addy, and in the next few days, I will send you an email, I have been taking a few notes as I use the program.

Thanks for all the help, and for making this program.
And feel free to use any of the images to show off your programs capabilities.

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Re: JTICE - My Engravings
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2016, 06:04:11 PM »
PM sent, it's on my profile too in case anyone else wants it.

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Re: JTICE - My Engravings
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2016, 02:38:24 PM »
I 3D printed a bracket for an additional 40mm fan today, to help blow the smoke away form the piece.
This is the bracket/duct I printed.  http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1789104/#files
I tapped into a 12V output on the board, and I also switched the lasers fan over to the 12V output so its running at full speed all the time.
It seemed like it was keeping the laser cool how it was before, topped out at 106F, but I figured why not make it cool even better, should only increase the life of the diode.
That alone seemed to blow alot more air down onto the piece.

« Last Edit: September 25, 2016, 02:41:11 PM by jtice »

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Re: JTICE - My Engravings
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2016, 03:15:54 PM »
That should help a lot, nice setup.

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Re: JTICE - My Engravings
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2016, 08:07:56 PM »
Todays engravings.

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Re: JTICE - My Engravings
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2016, 05:04:42 AM »
Those are really clean, fantastic work!

I really like your designs, they come out looking great.

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Re: JTICE - My Engravings
« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2016, 05:06:41 AM »
Yeah, I think you have it down to a science now.

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Re: JTICE - My Engravings
« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2016, 09:16:57 AM »
Do you offer lessons? Sign me up ...lol.

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Re: JTICE - My Engravings
« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2016, 12:54:24 PM »
Dont let me fool you! Im just winging it ;) haha  But thanks :)

I may make a post later on with a few tips and tricks, at least that I have noticed or learned during this.
But they are probably a bunch of things everyone already knows.

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Re: JTICE - My Engravings
« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2016, 12:55:36 PM »
Sounds good, keep up the good work.

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Re: JTICE - My Engravings
« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2016, 09:20:50 AM »
Your work is incredible.

I can barely get it to engrave a name correctly.

how long do they take to engrave?

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Re: JTICE - My Engravings
« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2016, 11:02:01 AM »
@redochre what software are you using?

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Re: JTICE - My Engravings
« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2016, 05:44:09 AM »
@redochre   Thanks, im still learning, but having alot of fun, have a ton of things I want to try and projects to use this on.
                     I think my longest one so far was about 2 to 2.5 hours.