Did I Waste $2400 on a 60W Laser Cutter from China?
I did it. I took the leap and bought a 60w Orion Motor Tech Black and Yellow laser engraver/cutter on amazon!
Overall, I'm very impressed with this laser. The sweet spot for laser cutting and laser engraving is 60-80 watts. Higher watts and the engraving will not be as good because the laser is just too powerful. We're able to cut up to 1/2 material depending on the density. 1/4 material is easy to cut in one pass. We primarily use 1/4 birch plywood for our uses. Since this laser is a C02 laser, it will not cut ANY metal. You'd need a fiber laser for that, however it will mark on metal using thermal marking spray. It will cut cork, soft and hard wood, acrylic, cardboard, and paper. It will mark on glass, slate, stone, granite, and marble. Be careful you do not cut certain types of plastics as the release toxic gases and will kill you if inhaled.
Included with the laser:
Bottom Hatch - “The Guts”:
Power Plate (Back Bottom Left Corner):
Air/Water Hookups (Back Bottom Right Corner):
Front and Back Bottom Hatches:
Top Back Hatch:
Pass Through Ports:
What’s in the mysterious zipper package?
Some things that didn’t come with the laser:
Summary: This thing is awesome! So far, I’ve used it in making signs, home décor, 3D wooden models and so much more. I can cut through up to about 1/2” of wood depending on density and have started experimenting with etching on metal as well (you will need a spray to do so like THIS called Ceramark or Thermark ). Overall, this laser is a great buy, a great tool and all around fun to play with.
Changing brushes on DeWalt DPW 611 compact router
When your router won’t turn on, nine times out of ten, it’s because your brushes need changing! Here’s how to fix this problem in ten easy steps. Although this tutorial is for the Dewalt, it will also apply to the Bosch, Ridgid, and Makita routers as well. Since this is a widely used router for the Shapeoko 3 and Inventables XCarve CNC desktop routers, it's always good to have a few extra brushes on hand.
What you’ll need:
T-20 torx driver(preferred) or flathead screwdriver & some sort of pointy tool or hook for spring
A few extra tips:
TOOLS / MATERIALS
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■ Ridgid Router Brushes : https://amzn.to/2Nn73CL
■ Makita Trim Router : https://amzn.to/2qx05C5
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Rick Castleman From Castleman Custom Works is a jack of all trades. While only taking 45 minutes to master custom jewelry, he's also a woodworker, remodeler and a worship leader. Also, Cotys episode of the TV show, Small Business Revolution (episode 3) finally released, and we catch up on how that has affected his business.
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Meredith Palmer isn't your typical college student. She already owns a business called Palmer's Designs. Starting out designing shoes, she now does everything from paintings, to digital art, to live wedding paintings.
Palmer’s Designs is a product of my contemporary and impressionistic style. While she mostly paint on canvas or paper, she has done a wide variety of projects. She loves painting abstracts, as well as landscapes and animals. Her love for bright-bold colors is what makes her art unique. She have done lots of work for local businesses and friends, and have recently been featured in the New York Art Gallery’s website.
She specializes in larger-scale works, as well as in-home (or business) consultations. She is a certified Shutterstock contributor, featured on interior design website Houzz, and was nominated for Student Entrepreneur of the Year for NAWBO in 2016.
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Ever wonder what it takes to be a blacksmith? In this episode our guest host is Daniel Casey of Casey Arms.
Daniel had his own show on The History Channel called Iron & Fire and was also a contestant on the hit TV show Forged In Fire. (will it cut?)
Listen as Daniel shares how he makes traditional, one of a kind, completely hand crafted rifles, pistols, and blades.
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