Follow our tutorial to create a solid wine box using our new range of veneered wood sheets.


Preparation

Required materials:

  • 1 sheet of Trotec veneer walnut, 3 mm
  • 1 sheet of Trotec veneer birch, 3 mm
  • Jute yarn for the handle
  • Covering material (such as paper)

Laser machine used:

  • 80 watt Speedy 360 with 2.0" lens
  • Aluminium laser cutting grid table

Any Speedy laser engraving machine can be used to create this sample.

Important information and tips:

  • By covering exposed areas of your machine bed with paper, even slightly bent areas of the material will be straightened out.
  • A 2" lens will compensate for differences in material thickness

Step by Step

Step 1: Importing your design template

Start by designing your own wine box or downloading our free template.

Important information:

Our template is designed for a standard 0.75 l wine bottle, so you should check the dimensions of your selected bottle and adapt the file before laser cutting if changes are required.

Print settings

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

 

 


Step 2: Laser cutting and laser engraving

Set the material parameters as described below. Laser parameters can vary depending on the chosen laser machine and it's available laser power. Load the wood into your machine and then laser engrave and cut the various parts. In our sample we used two different types of wood.

Laser Parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black engraving CO2 80 50 500
red cutting CO2 100 1.0 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on +6 mm High quality
1 on - -

 

 

Tip:

  • Wood is a natural product, meaning that it's characteristics can vary between workpieces. We therefore recommend that the parameters are tested prior to producing the finished work piece.

Step 3: Cleaning and assembly

Once cut and engraved finished workpieces should be cleaned using a damp cloth. Assemble the components to complete your finished wine box.


This video shows you how to assemble your wine box.


Inspiration

  • This wine box is a great example of a personalised gift. The standard box can be completed and then personalised with laser engravings for individual customer orders.
  • Our range of solid and veneered wood sheets offer a variety of creative possibilities.


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