View Full Version : 3D (2.5d) laser carving on my work

George Beck
08-11-2011, 12:43 PM
Hi all

I am continuing to pursue this 3d carving with the laser. I am using it to enhance my work. Here are some results. Thanks for peeking.


Dee Gallo
08-11-2011, 12:46 PM
VERY nice, George! Are you preparing the art yourself? Using what software?

cheers, dee

George Beck
08-11-2011, 12:52 PM
204741Hi Dee

The ones shown here are Gantry. I have just started doing my own (military Seals and such) with Art Cam to create the bitmap. Here is one from a picture for a fraternity.

Thank you


Michael Kowalczyk
08-11-2011, 1:08 PM
Hey George,
AWESOME WORK!!! What are the times running on them and how many watts do you have?
Great way to enhance your woodworking

George Beck
08-11-2011, 1:14 PM
The times vary but the humming bird took about 35-40 minutes. I have a 60 watt laser. It can run the file in about 8 minutes but I found that I get better results making multiple passes. I start at 100 power, 75 speed, 1200 dpi. Then I take a pass at 90 power 90 speed and finally a pass at 75 power 100 speed. This burns away the char and leaves a finer detail. It is slow and time consuming but fits my one of a kind high end clientele.

Thanks for the nice comments.


Dan Hintz
08-11-2011, 1:18 PM
fits my one of a kind high end clientele.
That's how you do it... if it takes a lot of time, find the clients willing to pay for it.

Craig Matheny
08-11-2011, 2:46 PM
Very nice how long does it take to prep your art once you have a bmp to start with?

Mike Null
08-11-2011, 2:49 PM

Very impressive work. Thanks for posting.

Mike Chance in Iowa
08-11-2011, 3:51 PM
Very nice. The fish with the water & fishing line coming out into the edge looks really spiffy.