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Old 03-11-2017, 03:03 AM   #71 (permalink)
 
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I bought one off ebay about a year ago. I haven't done any of the upgrades but manage to engrave pens and boxes as needed. I think it takes some time to figure out but works well once I had saved a few template. The bed that is in there doesn't really bother me as I use 1/4 inch wood to raise the surface or as a bed. I use Win 10 without issues.

Here is a box I make for cousins winery:



Really just takes a lot of trial and error.


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Old 03-12-2017, 06:21 PM   #72 (permalink)
 
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I bought the one on EBay - Chinese 40w version but mine only had amp meter not a digital readout....so as far as the setting I can't really tell you a number. But when you do boxes you want to use the lowest possible setting. Mine is set so low that turning it down any more will turn it off. If it is set too high it will burn the foil and you will not be left with anything on the box.

The speed is 10.

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I just bought this one , should arrive Wednesday, but I travel to Phillie for a week that same night so I won't be able to start playing or even unbox for about a week. Knowing I will have this sitting at home in the shop unboxed will be killing me.

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Well I have to say after about 5 minutes I was engraving my first piece of wood. I have done a lot on this thing so far and I love it. Simple to learn the basics. I am still playing around a bit before I start to really offer up my engraving services. I LOVE THIS MACHINE....I can only imagine what will happen when I do bust out and buy a quality machine after I learn this one.....I do have to thank everyone here for the input and assistance in gathering the information needed before I purchased this.
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played around with making a rotary for the k40 laser.
short video and couple pictures.,
sorry for the side way view
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Just filled it with white acrylic paint, was hard to see against the wood.
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When you do Antler engraving - do you just burn the image or does it actually engrave it? I am finding that when I do antler it just burns the surface!
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Its in the surface if i remember right it was slow and high on the amp. But I don't remember what I actually was using for the settings.
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played around with making a rotary for the k40 laser.
short video and couple pictures.,
sorry for the side way view
https://youtu.be/uKqrHjh1lE8

Just filled it with white acrylic paint, was hard to see against the wood.


Nice! Did the motor just replace the y axis on your laser? Did you have any issues plugging it into your board on the laser? Did you have to use a special motor? I have seen some advertised but was unsure if the motor would be compatible with the board...


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I used a nema 17 motors like the ones that are in the laser. I just unplugged the y axis and plug the rotary motor in. No issues

Now this is just a experiment, there is some issues which I didn't really think about, it was me just trying to see if it will work. If you look at the lettering it is elongated. I will try a few different things and see if this can be corrected.
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Found a guy on Facebook that supplies the printed parts for a rotary and you have to purchase the metal parts and motor.
Works pretty good still have a few issues to work out.

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Is it possible to engrave on acrylic pens using the 1500 engrave?
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