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Guitar magnet

Step by step instruction

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In just a few simple steps you can create your very own guitar fridge magnet, using our range of veneer wood.


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

Get creative and make your own design, alternatively you can always use the template we provided. Send it to the laser with the recommended laser parameters that are provided below.

Print settings:

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

Step 2: Laser process wood

Lay the material on the honeycomb cutting table of your laser. A helpful tip is to cover the remaining areas of the table that are exposed - this helps to create a stronger vacuum. Always keep in mind that the parameters could 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

Take the laser cut guitar out of the machine and glue the magnetic foil to the back of the guitar.


One of the popular wood species: oak

Be sure to check out our varnished oak veneer panel, which are specifically manufactured for laser processing. These veneered oak panels can be used for a wide range of applications, such as signs and 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!
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