Framed behind glass…


Nice picture of a ’57 Chevy…. engraved on the back of the glass… Black paper behind the engraving… all in a lovely frame.IMG_3377

Not a great picture.  Looks better in real life…light reflecting affect the total look…

 

And now for something completely different…. found some fridge magnet sheets…

This is a quick engraving of HMAS Stuart… a little light but the idea is there…

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Evaluating Photo Engraving Software.


I received a trial copy of PhotoGrav this morning and am evaluating its probative value …

I have been using Universal Lasers OneTouch Photo software for a few weeks now and am happy with it but have to compare it to PhotoGrav…

First pic is a shot of the HMAS Melbourne manipulated manually and engraved using my Chinese Laser…

IMG_3373Next shot is after using PhotoGrav software and the new LaserPro machine…

Next shot was processed using One Touch Photo from Universal Lasers.

IMG_3374And using PhotoGrav softwareIMG_3375

 

Marked difference in the first two pics but only subtle differences between the two software packages…

 

 

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A fun little sign…


Here is a little sign I engraved to check how fast it works doing basic engraving…

Timber is maple … 125 mm wide and 200 mm high approx…

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Hope you enjoy the video…

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Samples


Here are a few samples done on the new laser…

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What a pearler….


My new laser engraver arrived this morning…

And what a pearler… now don’t get  me wrong… I love my other laser and it is a big un… where size does matter… but this new one from GCC LaserPro is just the bee’s knees…

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All set up on the new “Rack it” trolley… available from the big box store [Bunnings]

While it is much smaller and was nearly 3 times the price… the quality of the engraving and the speed is outstanding…

Will post some examples in the next few days….

Even John the tech who delivered and installed it was impressed with the photo engraving….

Not shown is the filter system with carbon filter…

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End Grain…


Made these 3 end grain boards on Friday.,,

IMG_3343 IMG_3344These last two are the un-oiled versions 1st and 3rd boards…

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Easy as ABC…


The following are the three sets of alphabet letters and numbers I am making…

IMG_3337 IMG_3339 IMG_3340The letters are 85 mm high for the numbers and upper case…  65 mm high for the lowercase [which includes extra letters and double letters... aeiou and ll ff zz ss]

All cut from 3 mm blue acrylic.. using my laser engraver… each set takes roughly 30 minutes.

Initial order is for 100 sets of lowercase, 50 sets of uppercase and 20 sets of double numbers.

 

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