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Wooden beard combs

The designer Andrei Bulai, who proudly owns a full beard, has created these fantastic beard combs with Trotec wood. This simple tutorial also includes the graphic file for download and the parameters to be used.


Preparation

Required material:

  • 3 mm MDF, available here
  • Additional material to cover the rest of the work surface (e.g. paper)

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360, 100 Watt
  • 2" lens
  • honeycomb table

Tips:

  • After placing the material in the laser machine, cover the rest of the work surface with another sheet of paper to ensure maximum suction.
  • Use a 2'' lens that can make a clean, fast cut.

Step by Step

Step 1: Make design layout

Download the comb template. There are three different designs to choose from, and you can create the size you like based on the beard size! Place the wood on the work surface and cover the rest of the surface with other material (e.g. paper) to ensure maximum suction.

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

After finishing the laser cutting and engraving steps, carefully remove the comb from the rest of the wood, being careful not to break the thinner pieces. Clean the comb with a damp cloth and voilà! Your beard comb is ready.



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