xTool D1 Pro 20

Just ordered one of these 20 watt (output) Diode LASER xTool D1 Pro engraver/cutters. Operates the same as my present 5 watt (output) diode LASER sold by TallTree,  Read my TallTree blog post HERE.  The D1 Pro has all the same ENVIRONMENT exposure issues as my originaL. But is four times the available power and …

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Projects and Art

Many hours invested in new LASER projects in the last week. The lead photo is a simple cutting pad / cutting board project. My spouse is a quilter and discovered a cheaply priced stash of the green self healing cutting pads on one of her quilting trips and brought home ten of them. I have …

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Getting Framed

I found a way to combine 3D printing with LASER engraving. LASER engraved items like cutting boards and tissue boxes are straight-forward. Take an engrave-able item and add engraving. A caveman could do it. I am looking at the flat panel line engravings I have been making. The actual engravings look great. But they are …

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Fired Up!

Working with my LASER engraver for a couple of days. Thought I would show off what I have been doing. The lead [photo is a Chevy Corvette C6, My neighbor has both a C6 and just acquired a C7. I gave his this engraving Only used my LASER for cutting thin paper. I bought a …

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Blowing Smoke

I may have a chance to do some LASER projects for profit. The opportunity may not develop, but it’s making me think of how I should manage such opportunities if the door opens. My present LASER is 5.5 watts output, diode type. A baby for doing any kind of commercial work. The penalty for low …

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Time Flies?

WOW! Time flies, really… Been away from LASER activity. Overcome by the Covid 3D Print bug. Need to get away from that for awhile. I think I am developing an allergy to PolyLactic Acid fumes. (A type of plastic used with 3D printing.) There is a lot of smoke generated with LASER burning, engraving, cutting, …

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Low Power LASER

Been using my little LASER for a while. I have a few more comments to share. First, it works as advertised. Meaning there is nothing defective about the hardware or the software and how it was designed. That’s not saying it is the perfect small LASER engraver. It does the job.  It IS a low …

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