Initially, John Voegeler was looking for a machine to help with his artwork – he wanted to print his oil paintings. When stumbling across Trotec, he assumed the machines were large format printers. But when he saw what the laser machines could do, he began to come up with all sorts of ideas…
“The laser machine opened up a whole new door for me. There is so much you can do with it, it’s just incredible. I’ve made some amazing things with my Speedy 100”.
Today, John is creating some beautiful pieces. He uses Trotec Solid Woods as well as the unique South Australian wood ‘She Oak’. It only grows in Albany, which is where John and his wife live, and you can’t get it anywhere else. Apparently, it is a very valuable and sort-after material, and John says it is perfect for laser processing!
“The local She Oak got me. It has an incredible look to it – when it’s laser processed, you can just see it was meant to be. It gives off that beautiful timber contrast, really complimenting the laser work.”