Keep your laser area organized with your own personal caddy!
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.
First you will want to start with these three pieces.
We used Romarks 1/8th inch maple from their hardwood collection.
Starting with the plain bottom panel, notch it into the two side panels like so.
Now from the bottom you will want to notch in the front panel.
After the front panel is notched/ flush with the ground and other panels you can notch in the back panel.
Now simply slide the top panel into place.
You will now notice two holes in the back panel. This is for the last piece. Simply insert into the corresponding notches. This is a perfect place to store your focus tool and any other tool you might need in hand for your hobby laser.