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Easter Bunny Shelf Sitter

Step-by-step tutorial

In this tutorial, we show you how to create Easter decorations perfect for sitting on a shelf or desk. Laser cutting wood and the soon to be released TroGlass Pastel acrylic, you can create stunning Easter designs. You can combine different colours and finished to create a small series of decorations. An added bonus, material residues can be recycled. 


Preparation

Materials required for the large easter bunny motif (approx. 13x10.5cm):

  • Plywood 6mm 
  • TroGlass 3mm, colour of your choice 
  • Double-sided adhesive tape

Materials required for the small easter bunny motif (approx. 10x8cm):

  • Plywood 3mm
  • TroGlass 3mm, colour of your choice
  • Double-sided adhesive tape

Laser engraving machine used:

  • Speedy 360
  • 80 watts
  • 2" lens
  • Nozzle with small hole diameter (for wood processing)
  • Nozzle with large hole diameter (for processing TroGlass)
  • Aluminium cutting grid table (for laser cutting wood)
  • Acrylic Cutting Grid Table (for laser cutting TroGlass)

Any Speedy laser engraving machine can be used to create these samples, simply adjust the parameter settings according to your laser machine.

Downloads:

Graphic files


Step by Step

Step 1: Import your design

As usual you can use our designs or create your own. If you are processing transparent TroGlass, please note that the contours shine through the transparent material. You can now select the designs from the template according to your preference. The job can now be sent to the laser using the below settings. 

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
colour Optimised Geometries,
inner geometries first,
minimise to job size

Step 2: Laser cutting plywood

The next step is to create the parameter settings. The parameters suggested will differ depending on your laser machine and the available laser power. For laser cutting plywood, use the aluminium cutting table and the nozzle with the small hole diameter. To maximise vacuum, cover the remaining workspace with a material such as paper, which will help to remove dust and fumes. You can now start the laser engraving and laser cutting process. 

Laser Parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black Engrave CO2 60 100 Auto 500 ppi
red (Plywood 3mm) Cut CO2 95 1.5 1000
red (Plywood 6mm) Cut CO2 95 0.8 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
1 ON - Top down Optimised quality
1 ON - - -
1 ON - - -

Step 3: Laser processing TroGlass

Once the wood has been processed, create the parameter settings for the TroGlass acrylic. As with the wood the settings will vary depending on your laser machine. Use the acrylic grid table and the nozzle with the large hole diameter. Again cover the remaining workspace before laser engraving and cutting. 

Laser Parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cut CO2 95 0.8 20.000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
1 ON - - -

Step 4: Assembly

Once you've finished laser cutting and laser engraving, all parts should be removed from the laser engraver. It may be necessary to clean the wooden components with a damp cloth. 

To assemble your decorations, follow these steps:

  • Glue a wooden motif with double-sided adhesive tape edge to edge on one side of the TroGlass component
  • Afterwards stick the tail on suitably 
  • Turn the Easter decoration upside down and stick a wood motif on the back. With transparent TroGlass, make sure that the contours shine through
  • Also on the second side the tail is now attached with double-sided adhesive tape, making your decoration double sided
  • The cut-out wooden bunnies can be used as sprinkling decoration. Glue a little tail on one side of these as well
  • Arrange the bunnies into a cheerful and colourful Easter decoration!

Be fully in trend with TroGlass Pastel

A fresh and lively pastel-coloured cast acrylic

Mint and pink colours are very popular. TroGlass Pastel features a high degree of application flexibility due to featuring a gloss and matt side.

Tip: Create hanging decorations by cutting small holes into the materials.

Create your Easter decoration with TroGlass acrylics


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