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Wooden beard combs

Be inspired by these fantastic wooden beard combs made with Trotec engraving wood. This easy to follow tutorial includes the graphic file for download as well as the parameters used on these designs.


Preparation

Material needed:

  • 3 mm MDF, available on our webshop
  • Extra material, such as laser paper to cover the rest of the working area

Trotec Machine used:

Usage Tips:

  • Once the material has been placed in the laser machine, cover the remaining work area with one more sheet of paper to ensure sufficient coverage.
  • A 2'' lens is recommended to create a clean, fast cut.

Step by Step

Step 1: Make design layout

The first step entails downloading the comb template. With different design templates to select from, you may select the size of your choice based on the indivuals beard size. Once you have decided on the design, insert the wood on the work area and cover the remainder with other material.

Print settings:

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

Step 2: Engraving process

Adjust the parameter settings. The right settings can differ depending on the laser machine used and laser power available.

Laser Parameters

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black engrave CO2 55 50 500
red cut CO2 100 1.8 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on 6 mm -
1 on - -

Step 3: Post-processing

Once the laser cutting and engraving steps are completed, remove carefully the comb from the rest of the wood, taking precaution not to break the smaller pieces. Using a warm compress cloth, clean the comb and once this is done, the wooden comb is ready!



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