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Guitar-Shaped Magnet

Step by step instruction

Get ready to rock n' roll! In only a few steps, you can make your own guitar-shaped magnet.


Equipment and Materials

Materials

Trotec Laser and Accessories

For this application, you can use any laser system from the Speedy series.


Step by Step

Step 1: Prepare Your Design and Send the File to Your Laser

Create your own design, or import our template (below) and make any desired edits. Send the file to your Trotec laser using the following settings:

Print Settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color enhanced geometries, inner geometries first

 

 


Step 2: Process the Veneered Wood Sheet

Place the veneered wood sheet on the honeycomb cutting table in your laser.

Cover the remaining work area (e.g., with standard printing paper) to strengthen the vacuum's suction force on the wood sheet. This trick will help to prevent it from moving while being cut and engraved.

NOTE: The exact laser processing parameters may vary depending on your specific laser system and its available wattage.

 

Laser Parameters

Process Color Process  Power (%) Speed (%) Ppi/Hz
Engraving Black Engrave CO2 70 50 500
Engraving Blue Engrave CO2 50 50 500
Engraving Cyan Engrave CO2 70 50 500
Cutting Red Cut CO2 100 1 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
1 ON 6 mm Top down HQ
1 ON 1 mm Top down HQ
1 ON 3 mm Top down HQ
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Step 3: Assemble the Magnet

Remove the guitar-shaped cutout from the laser's work area. The last step is to glue the magnet backing to the reserve side of the cutout.

Your magnet is now complete!


More Ideas

  • Use Trotec's Laser Foil to make an edgy metallic fret board for your magnet
  • If you plan to make a magnet as a gift, engrave the recipient's name on its front
  • Recreate magnet versions of your favourite artists' guitars — perhaps Jimi Hendrix's, Eddie Van Halen's, or Jimmy Page's?

 

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