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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #530 on: October 10, 2011, 03:20:02 AM »
Another one of the little 3D Puzzle Insects, laser cut, just for a bit of fun.

These miniature 3D puzzles have, in a way, turned out to be a little bit like the "Turners Cube" - once friends see them, they want one for themselves so I have now had to make a few extra  ;)

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #531 on: October 13, 2011, 03:53:33 PM »
Couldn't resist.  ::)
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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #532 on: October 14, 2011, 02:44:54 AM »
Nice work BB.

Did you use Dave's dxf for this ??

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #533 on: October 14, 2011, 05:04:11 AM »
yeah, scaled the slots for 1/8 birch ply and cut.

came out at about 12" in height

will probably cut a dragonfly but will take the time to tab it properly first.
That's when i can find the time to do it.

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #534 on: November 11, 2011, 09:07:33 AM »
Hope this is not considered as advertising but there is a new UK based forum just starting up which is aimed exclusively at owners of the Chinese imported laser machines. These machines use print drivers (probably HPGL based) and dedicated controllers but the system is nowhere near as versatile as GCode so I suspect there will be some refits where Mach3 and the Impact / Laser plugin will come into their own.
It is still early days yet (with a membership of just 13, myself included) but it will grow and may be of interest to those who are starting out in the world of lasers. http://oplaser.co.uk/opsupport/

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #535 on: November 22, 2011, 05:27:51 AM »
I just had to laser cut this beautiful flame eagle (downloaded from a free scroll saw patten website http://fssp-arpop.blogspot.com/ ), perhaps as an example that CNC enables non-craftsman, like me, to make stuff that traditionally required a great deal of skill. This is cut from wood veneer but I will scale up the pattern to around 350mm and cut the same image from sign vinyl, as a sticker (using a vinyl cutter knife rather than the laser).

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #536 on: November 28, 2011, 07:11:03 AM »
I expect we all do it, I have many times - arrived at the supermarket and found I have no coin for the trolley.  :-[

I have just cut out a few of these from frosted acrylic, as incidental gifts for friends at Christmas, not sure what to engrave on them yet but hey - tomorrow is another day and something will come to mind.  ;D

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #537 on: November 28, 2011, 07:22:01 AM »
How about

"FOR SALE £1.50"

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #538 on: November 28, 2011, 07:23:23 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Nice one Brian.

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #539 on: November 28, 2011, 07:27:46 AM »
What are they?
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