Retro Accessory Storage Box

Raster Engraving and vector cutting are essential aspects of laser cutting. By combining these techniques, we are able to make a wide variety of projects. In this project we will learn how to: Select Objects through the layer menu, Understand layers to organize job type order, Use vector colors to dilinate path order, Set multiple settings for a single job, and Understand "Inside to Outside" cut order.

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  1. 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
  2. Power on the laser and all of its components.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Import your design and adjust power and speed settings. Double check settings including the number of passes and cut order.
  6. 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.
  7. Use the “Perimeter” function to ensure that the file will fit within the cutting area. Adjust accordingly.
  8. Run the job file. Do not leave a job running unattended.
Import the file as vector only.  Cut through all yellow vectors, followed by cutting red vectors.  Remove the pieces listed below.
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We hope that you were able to complete this project successfully without assistance.  At this point, using your laser should feel comfortable, but if you'd like to refresh on the skills used in this lesson, revisit the original lessons below. 

  • Importing
    • Lesson 1
  • Vector Paths and Settings
    • Lesson 2
  • Positioning
    • Lesson 1, Lesson 5
  • Box Joints
    • Lesson 7
  • Kerf Bending
    • Lesson 8


1/8" Wood


Skills Used

  • Importing
  • Vector Paths and Settings
  • Positioning
  • Box Joints
  • Kerf Bending


Design Files


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