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My first laser burn. It's on a 6X8 piece of BB scrap.Took 127 minutes to burn and, HOURS to design it in Inkscape. It's also the first time I've used Inkscape.

Tree Text Botany Branch Woody plant
 

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Herb, I think the font is Amarillo. Yes, 6"X8".
 

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Rick, it's a little Eleks Maker, el cheapo from China. One watt...I think.
 

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Looks like an all around success.
 

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that deserves a well earned KUDOS....
 

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Thanks for all the nice comments and kudos, guys.
James, my wife is one of nine kids. She wondered if a similar one could be burned for her sibs. Told her no. One of her brothers has 11 offspring and I quit counting his grandkids.
Steve, the tree is a clip art image. I can't draw water.
I think there's a way to speed up the burn process. Just gotta do more research.
 

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Looks good Gene!

I looked in to getting a laser the last 2 years but between probable software issues and the inexpensive lasers I was looking at decided to pass. I figured I would end up throwing my computer and or the laser before I made anything worth showing
 

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Thanks for all the nice comments and kudos, guys.
James, my wife is one of nine kids. She wondered if a similar one could be burned for her sibs. Told her no. One of her brothers has 11 offspring and I quit counting his grandkids.
Steve, the tree is a clip art image. I can't draw water.
I think there's a way to speed up the burn process. Just gotta do more research.
I suspect it’s working fine . Im comparing an 80 watt co2 laser to a 1 watt diode .
It’s kinda neat how a laser diode can burn though , and it’s probably more dependable than a tube ,as mine has issues and won’t fire or it’s sporadic.
I’m hoping that it’s an issue with the PS , as it would be a cheaper fix .

Keep up the good work Gene ;)
 

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Your design is very nice, Gene. Inkscape should get easier once your familiar with the tools that you need.
Thanks, Paul. Getting familiar is the rub.

Rick, an Epilog is in my future....as soon as those lottery winnings materialize.:wink:
 

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Thanks, Paul. Getting familiar is the rub.

Rick, an Epilog is in my future....as soon as those lottery winnings materialize.:wink:
I keep buying them knowing it’s pretty much another tax on the poor lol .
Could hardly imagine the shop I’d have if I hit the big one though.

My first choice in lasers would be Kern though

 

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Is that after the Insulation and CNC??

See Gene, you can teach an old dog new tricks -- even if we don't have a clue what we're doing.
Well if I win the lotto I was debating to contract out the insulation part . Maybe I’ll get a pic taken of myself installing the last piece for social media :D
 
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