Modern fruit bowl from solid wood

In this tutorial we will show you how you can produce a modern solid wood fruit bowl with your Trotec laser. The parts are connected without glue.


Preparation

Required Material:

Used machine:

  • Speedy 360, 80 Watts with 2.0" lens
  • Aluminum cutting grid table

The fruit bowl can of course also be produced with all other machines of the Speedy laser engravers or SP laser cutters.

Important:

Cover the working are completely with paper. By doing this even slightly bent sheets get flat.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import design

Import our design template into your graphic program and adapt it according to your requirements. We used the free Autodesk Software 123D Design und 123D Make. Send the graphic to JobControl® using the following parameters.

Print settings

Process Resolution Cut line
Cut Job 1000dpi none
Halftone Others
color enhanced geometries

Info:

Wood is a natural product. It characteristics can vary. We recommend to test the parameters before you produce the work piece.


Step 2: Laser process

Set the parameters like described below. The laser parameters may vary depending on the type of your laser machine and available laser power.

Laser Parameters:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
red cutting CO2 100 0.70 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - enhanced geometries

Step 3: Post-processing

Clean the parts while they are still in the machine and the vacuum is on. By doing this you can efficiently wipe over the complete surface. Sort the different parts and put them together.

Tip:

It is helpful to mark the front of the single pieces with adhesive tape so that you can assemble the pieces correctly.


Inspirations

  • Cut the bowl out two different types of wood and mix the parts during assembly.
  • Adding an engraving design or a name to the pieces creates a great effect. You can produce the bowls in advance and can add your customer's individual engraving afterwards.


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