I can't read the label - what is it? You gonna LOVE the laser. I've got a pretty good pattern for the Kabar knife if you want it. Chris Railey (thank you Chris) sent me his pattern for his Kabar, and I've tweaked it some to fit my original Kabar.
Chris - that is SLICK! Did you draw that design yourself? It sure does look good - nice perporations.
Dog gone it gang. I feel someone tugging at my wallet.
Question . Since the flat of the blade is slightly angled in relation to the cutting table does it cause a reduction in depth of laser cut.
Thanks for an interesting thread
The small about of difference due to the bevel doesn't seem to make any difference. I'm not sure just how much the focus will take, but 1/16" for sure isn't an issue, and I suspect up to 1/8" will work. Something I need to test.Question . Since the flat of the blade is slightly angled in relation to the cutting table does it cause a reduction in depth of laser cut.
I agree on the eighth inch not making much difference because I am notorious for not setting my focal distance prior to using the laser. I have not noticed a big difference especially in leather. Steel, maybe a little.The small about of difference due to the bevel doesn't seem to make any difference. I'm not sure just how much the focus will take, but 1/16" for sure isn't an issue, and I suspect up to 1/8" will work. Something I need to test.
Thanks opaul. That's certainly less expensive. And yes for now just etching my makers mark might be the least expensive way to go. I do like the looks of these laser machines though. And as it turns out the re-furbished unit I was looking at was European 220. I can't use that. Though I'm sure other refurbished units will be available in the near future.If you are talking about just etching your makers mark - I really like the personalized plus. I’ve been well satisfied with the purchase.
I previously used an Evers stamp but it seemed like I never could get a consistent even stamp.
A bump to this thread.
My home built etching machine just died. I had put in a new transformer and I ended up with smoke instead of an etch. Boss Dogs etching kit is over $400 and it looks like I can get a factory Pre-owned Ortur for the same. Sounds like a no brainer. However a few questions for those of you that have one of these machines.
Firstly, where are you setting yours up? My shop space is already very limited. And I do have a spare room in the house where I do leather work. But then I'm dealing with cats and possible strong odors.
For those of you that have had your machines for several months now, how are they holding up? Any issues?
And finally what supplies and other expenses have been incurred to really get things up and running? My budget is straining and yelling (actually what budget?), but I need something to make my mark on a blade if nothing else.
Thanks for any feedback.