diy fridge magnet 2

Guitar magnet tutorial

Step by step tutorial

In only a few steps you can make this fridge magnet made out of veneer wood. Visit our engraving supplies webshop to order veneered wood today. 


Used material:

  • 1 sheet wood veneer oak 3 mm
  • magnet foil approx. 20 x 35 mm or round magnet

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360, 80 watts
  • 2" lens
  • Nozzle with small hole
  • Honeycomb cutting tabletop

For this application sample you can use any laser machine from the Speedy series.

Step by Step

Step 1: Import the design file

As always you can create your own design or use our template. Send it to the laser with the recommended laser parameters given below.

Print settings:

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

Step 2: Laser engraving and laser cutting wood

Load the material onto the honeycomb cutting table in your laser machine and cover the rest of the work area to create a stronger vacuum using a suitable material such as paper. The parameters will differ depending on the laser machine used and laser power available.

Laser Engraving and Laser Cutting Parameters:

Process Colour 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
1 - - - -

Step 3: Assemble the magnet

Remove the cut guitar from the laser machine and glue the magnetic foil to the back of the guitar.

Oak: A popular laser wood material

Our range of wood veneer sheets includes a varnished oak sheet, which we recommend for laser cutting and engraving. This material is suitable for a wide range of applications including model making, gifts and handicrafts. You can test various laser settings and wood types, using this application and many others. 

Discover our full range of wood veneer sheets

Check out the Trotec Speedy laser engraver series

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