From pens to pencils... Hold all of your supplies in style!
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.
For this project we used Flamingo Colorhues Acrylic by Rowmark. First you will want to start with these two pieces.
Notch the first two pieces together down the center notch of the one piece.
Repeat this for the other similar shaped piece.
Remember that this penholder is almost a sphere and that the pieces are larger towards the center.
This smaller 3 notched piece can now be put in place.
Three pieces left!
Now you can notch the smaller 2 notch circles on either side.