christmas ornament engraved

Construct A Truck
Holiday Ornament

Step by step guide

Construct A Truck USA, a Trotec customer, is a unique and creative, family-owned company based in Michigan. Their vision: A smaller kind of car company with a big idea: Let youngsters build their own model truck on an assembly line! And in that spirit, they shared with us a small ornament that can be glued together for your tree.


Preparation

Required material:

  • Wood – 0.3 cm pre-finished alder, any thickness can be used
  • Super Glue or wood glue
  • 2 - #15.3 x 1.3 cm pan head sheet metal screws

Used Trotec Laser:

  • Speedy 400
  • 120 watts
  • 1.5 inch lens

Step by Step

Step 1: Laser Settings

Engraving:

Power: 100% - Speed: 50% - Frequency: 500 ppi - Air Assist: ON

Cutting:

Power: 100% - Speed: 2.10% - Frequency: 2500 Hz - Air Assist: ON


Step 2: Assembly

1. Glue the three body pieces together first.
2. Attach the wheels with the screws. Alternatively, if you don’t want the wheels to rotate, you can just glue them on as well.
3. Glue the fender pieces on ensuring that they don't rub against the wheels.
4. Tie a ribbon through the top hole and hang up.


Tips:

  • Any thickness of wood can be used, just make sure that the screws for the wheels are long enough.
  • Try using other materials or colors for the different parts of the design for a unique look.