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Guitar magnet

Step by step instruction

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In only a few steps you can make this veneer wood magnet.


Preparation

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

Create a design of your own or use our template provided. Send it to the laser with the recommended laser parameters listed.

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 veneer sheet on the honeycomb cutting table in your laser. Position the material and then cover the rest of the work area to form a more powerful vacuum.

Job parameters may vary depending on the laser machine used and the laser power available.

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 guitar from the laser and glue the magnetic foil to the backside.


One of the popular wood species: oak

For an application like this one, we recommend our varnished oak veneer panel. The veneered oak panel can be utilized for a variety of applications such as signs, gifts, architectural models, and handicrafts. Experiment with different laser settings or types of wood, and create a variety of different guitar models!



Check out the Trotec Speedy laser engraver series