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Old 04-28-2016, 05:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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So I find that for around $100 one can get a 1 watt laser engraver from China. The demo videos on YouTube look pretty good, but they are using flat stock. Has anyone tried one of these on a pen? Thanks!

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Not sure where I saw it but you can engrave the round surface of a pen as long as you don't go too close to the edge.
That is precisely what I was wondering. You have to focus the laser on the work piece, so I would think that engraving a name, for instance, on a pen would lose resolution as the focus point moved due to the rounded surface.
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