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  • February 16, 2021 Adam Fudge

    Warped Boards

    Nothing is more frustrating than putting a board in your laser and being warped or curved. It needs to lay flat. To prevent warping we store all of our wood flat and after cutting we add weight to keep flat...

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  • February 16, 2021 Adam Fudge

    Sticker Removal

    While some wood species have a very distinctive wood pattern and color, like walnut, others can be harder to discern, like Red Oak vs White Oak, or Sapele vs African Mahogany. We sell 25 different wood species, so labeling the...

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  • February 16, 2021 Adam Fudge

    Reducing Scorching to Boards

    Scorching happens at virtually any setting, after all we are cutting a flammable material with a laser! But the slower the laser moves, the more time the heat of the laser has to cause soot to collect on the board....

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  • February 16, 2021 Adam Fudge

    Cleaning Scorched Boards

    White vinegar works great. Just wet a rag with the vinegar and wipe it off. Lighter color open wood grains like Pine are harder to clean as the soot gets into the grain. A light sanding can help but be...

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  • February 16, 2021 Adam Fudge

    Glowforge Preset Cut Settings

    Glowforge Proofgrade Materials include a QR code that is recognized by the Glowforge and automatically inputs the settings. Alternatively one can select the material like Thick Draftboard, Medium Black Acrylic, Thin Cherry Veneer etc.

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  • February 16, 2021 Adam Fudge

    Recommended Cut Settings

    You can select a Glowforge material close to what you are cutting, but that may or may not work. Or it may be a slower speed than you really need and so causes unnecessary amount of scorching. So it is...

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  • February 16, 2021 Adam Fudge

    Discoloration with Turbulence and Cracked Crystal

    There is a discoloration issue with 6 acrylics, this one included. The images on this page show the discoloration when engraved.Blush Punch TurbulencePistachio Mint TurbulenceArctic Ice Cracked CrystalSecrets of Sapphire Cracked CrystalRoyal Amethyst Cracked CrystalDepths of Zinfandel Cracked CrystalThese are...

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