Use these directions and template to create a wooden garden decoration on your laser machine.
What you will need
Large wood beam (we used a 30 x 6 x 6 inch beech beam)
Trotec Speedy 400 flexx
120 Watts with 2.85" flexx lens
We recommend using a 2.5" lens if you are working with a CO2 laser instead of a Speedy flexx.
You can use an aluminum cutting grid table, a vacuum table or the standard engraving table
Step by Step
Step 1: Choose your design
First , you will need to create your design or select our template and import it into your graphics program, making sure to adapt it (if necessary) to the size of your wooden block.
We made the engraving border of the graphic a little bit bigger than the actual size of the wood beam to make up for any size differences of the wood.
Step 2: Laser process
Send the job to the laser machine.
power 50%, speed 100%, 500 dpi, Air Assist on, z-offset 6 mm, HQ mode (advanced settings)
Select these two options in JobControl® to get the best cutting results.
Black and white
Important: Laser parameters can vary depending on the machine and laser power you are using.
To get the exact starting position, measure the middle of the block and move laser there. Then snap the middle of the job to the laser.
Step 3: Post-processing
The material requires no cleaning after engraving. Once you are finished engraving on all four sides, fix the candle holder on top of the wooden block and insert the candle. You can also put other items like a bowl on top of the wooden block, or try another creative idea to brighten your garden.