diy fridge magnet 2

Guitar magnet

Step by step instruction

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In only a few steps you can make this fridge magnet made out of veneer wood.


Preparation

Used material:

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

Create your own design or use our template. Send it to the laser with the recommended laser parameters given.

Print settings:

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

Step 2: Laser process wood

Place the material on the honeycomb cutting table in your laser and cover the rest of the work area to create a stronger vacuum. The parameters can differ depending on the laser machine used and laser power available.

Position the veneer sheet onto the honeycomb cutting tabletop and cover the remaining work area to produce a bigger vacuum.

Laser Parameters:

Process Color 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 and glue the magnetic foil to the back of the guitar.


One of the popular wood species: oak

Discover our varnished oak veneer panel, which we recommend especially for laser processing. The veneered oak panel can be used for a variety of applications, such as signs, gifts but also for architectural models and handicrafts. Test different laser settings or different types of wood - you can create a variety of different guitar models!

Create an application in oak



Check out the Trotec Speedy laser engraver series