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Re: Slate?
« Reply #75 on: April 11, 2017, 01:35:02 PM »
Yeah I was still learning Inkscape. Mostly I just make it the appropriate size in mm now and export at 254 dpi in png
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Re: Slate?
« Reply #76 on: April 11, 2017, 02:19:14 PM »
thanks
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Re: Slate?
« Reply #77 on: April 11, 2017, 08:27:45 PM »
One note that I am noticing about slate. It does not like to etch cold.
It is 45*F here now but was snowing yesterday. I tried two pieces and it was either very light or just didn't etch.

I WAS etching successfully a few days ago when is was 60-70*F.

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Re: Slate?
« Reply #78 on: February 23, 2018, 07:42:43 AM »
so here is what they looked like just before they went into the gift bag.  I saw someone else does these boxes with a lid.  I may try that.  You just make another box a bit bigger.  You also need to put something decorative on the lid, instead of a lame hole like i have in the bottom piece.

I might make those cool avengers coasters and do the avengers "A" on the lid.... or not be fancy and just write "coasters"

how do you engrave and the outline in the same job?
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Re: Slate?
« Reply #79 on: February 23, 2018, 08:41:39 AM »
T2Laser, using Sketch Plus you can add the multi-pass cutting to the engraving job.

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Re: Slate?
« Reply #80 on: February 23, 2018, 08:50:24 AM »
Thank you sir.  just started using your t2 laser and liking it. 
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« Reply #81 on: September 18, 2018, 07:44:30 PM »
Decided to take a little break from the intense engraving work I had been doing and
play with a new medium.

Standing on the shoulders of the giants here in the forum, I took this nice 6 piece
slate coaster set from Wal-Mart (Better Homes & Gardens with bamboo holder for
$7.99) and make a set of Star Wars coasters.  Michaels has sets of 4 for $2.99,
but they don't come with a holder.  Tradeoffs I guess.

Here are the first two out of the laser.  Speed 900, Full Power.  There are some dark
spots still, but overall I'm very pleased.  I have other designs ready to go, just
waiting on the next one to finish.
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Re: Slate?
« Reply #82 on: September 18, 2018, 08:21:50 PM »
Decided to take a little break from the intense engraving work I had been doing and
play with a new medium.

Standing on the shoulders of the giants here in the forum, I took this nice 6 piece
slate coaster set from Wal-Mart (Better Homes & Gardens with bamboo holder for
$7.99) and make a set of Star Wars coasters.  Michaels has sets of 4 for $2.99,
but they don't come with a holder.  Tradeoffs I guess.

Here is the first one out of the laser.  Speed 900, Full Power.  There are some dark
spots still, but overall I'm very pleased.  I have other designs ready to go, just
waiting on the next one to finish.
I like it. Just did some coasters myself! Not star wars though

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Re: Slate?
« Reply #83 on: September 18, 2018, 08:27:08 PM »
I'm in a couple of Star Wars costuming groups.  We do lightsaber combat at cons, movie
openings, charity events, and such.  Since these logos are very simple, I thought it'd be
a great place to start.  So far I'm liking it.  Easy designs, fairly quick engraving times.

The coasters at Michaels are cheaper and if I'm going to make mistakes those are the way
to go.  But for presentation or eventual sales, the ones from Wal-Mart come with that very
nice bamboo holder.  I'm going to try engraving the inside bottom of the holder too.  But
I'm not sure what power/speed combination to use for bamboo yet.
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Re: Slate?
« Reply #84 on: Today at 05:08:15 AM »
That's really nice, great job!

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Re: Slate?
« Reply #85 on: Today at 06:29:31 AM »
Looks like wveagle81 has the LEB (Laser Etching Bug) real bad. No known cure.
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