Wooden beard combs

These one and only amazing beard combs were created by the designer Andrei Bulai, with the help of the Trotec wood line. This easy tutorial includes the design file that can be downloaded, as well as the paramters that should be used. 


Materials needed: 

  • 1/8" MDF Trotec wood, available here
  • You can also use any material to cover the the work table (ex. paper)

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360, 100 Watt
  • 2" lens
  • honeycomb table

Tips and Tricks: 

  • Once the material is place on the work table, cover the rest of the area with sheets of paper to garantee the best air draft.
  • The lens recommended is a 2'' lens, for a clean and fast cut

Step by Step

Step 1: Make design layout

The first step is to download the comb template. You can choose from three different options, and you can adapt the size of the comb based on the beard size! After deciding the design and size, you will place the wood on the table and cover the rest of it with another material (ex. paper), to guarantee good suction. 

Print settings:

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

Step 2: Engraving process

Adjust the parameter settings. The right settings can differ depending on the laser machine used and laser power available.

Laser Parameters

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black engrave CO2 55 50 500
red cut CO2 100 1.8 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on 6 mm -
1 on - -

Step 3: Post-processing

Once you are done cutting and engraving the comb, remove your product from the table carefully so that none of the thinner pieces break. Clean the comb with a cloth and your comb is ready! 

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