Spring Flower Planter



  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 3.0 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.  (It is a good idea to have extra material on hand to run power and speed tests before hand)
  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.

Assembly Instructions:

  1. Use some sand paper to remove any sharp edges.
  2. Assemble the box using wood glue.  You can use masking tape or clamps to make sure everything stays together while it dries.
  3. Using the wood glue, adhere the "Spring is Here" panel onto the front of the box (the shorter side).  Line the panel up with the bottom of the box so there is a layered effect for the grass cutout at the top.
  4. Glue the handles into place on both sides of the box.  Use some masking tape to hold them in place so they stay level as the glue dries.


Finishing Instructions:

  1. Paint or stain your planter to your desire.  Make it your own.
  2. Once the paint and stain has dried, use a sealant to seal the inside of the planter.  This will help keep any water from ruining the wood.  (we used a few coats of Plasti-dip spray, and it worked great).


After everything is dry and ready, go ahead and fill it up with soil and plant your flowers!

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Difficulty:  ★ ★ ☆ 

Minimum Requirements: 45W

Raw Materials: 1/4 Birch (or 5mm), Glue, Sealant (see instructions)

Optional: Paint/Stain

Estimated Laser Time:  10 Minutes

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