Safety First: Ensure workspace is free of fire, electrical and other safety hazards. Be aware of all safety issues when cutting materials with a laser. Always have a fire extinguisher on hand
Power on the laser and all of its components.
Ensure that: - The laser is powered and the boot up cycle begins on the screen. - The cooling system is connected properly and water is flowing through the tube. - The air compressor is powered and exhausting air to the laser head. - The exhaust system is on and vented into a safe location.
Connect to RetinaEngrave 2.0 software using your machine’s touch screen to copy the software IP address into your favorite browser. The Wired IP address is displayed at the bottom of your touch screen.
Import your design and adjust power and speed settings. Double check settings including the number of passes and cut order.
Insert material into the laser bed. Use the focus tool to adjust to the top of the material. Focusing should be done each time a new material is introduced.
Use the “Perimeter” function to ensure that the file will fit within the cutting area. Adjust accordingly.
Run the job file. Do not leave a job running unattended.
Import the included files and cut all the pieces from their respective materials. This file contains vector cuts, vector markings.
Before cutting you will want to make sure that the vector markings go against the grain of the cardboard. It should look like this after being done.
Next you will want to roll it into a tube and hot glue the seam together like so.
Then you will want to take the tube and make it flush with the circle cutout and hot glue around the circle's edge where it meets the tube walls.
Last but not least you will hot glue the brim to the rest of the hat. There is a vector mark to show you where to run your bead of hot glue so no worries on getting this part uneven.
You can make all three or modify any of these existing designs to your size and desire.
Theres the Tophat.
The Uniform Hat (Be an Solider, Police Officer, or a Train Conductor)