Here you can find instructions and template files for laser cutting. If you wish, you can additionally engrave a personal message or a date on the tea light holder. We have used alder wood for this application. If you use a different wood type, you might have to adapt the laser parameters slightly.
- 1/8" alder wood
- 1 tea light
Used Trotec Laser:
- Speedy 300
- 60 watts
- 1.5 inch lens
- Use the 1.5 inch lens
- Use a light and hard wood type to achieve a marked contrast of the cutting edges
Open the cutting template and send it to the laser. Use the laser parameters indicated below for cutting and engraving. The parameters might vary depending on the laser machine used and its power category.
Engraving (black) - power: 90 %, speed: 50 %, resolution: 500 dpi, exhaust system: on
Cutting (red) - power: 95 %, speed: 1 %, frequency: 1000 Hz, exhaust system: on, correction: 10
Once you have cut and engraved the parts you can assemble them.