View Full Version : Help! Gun stock 3d engraving!

Tami Carlson
10-31-2011, 1:46 PM
I am needing some help and hoping someone out there can give us some direction.
My husband is trying to 3d engrave on a gunstock. We just cant seem to get the settings right.
we have a pinnacle 60 w laser.
we tried a free sample of a texture but the texture engraved a complete rectangle instead of the kidney shape we had.
Also we are trying to find the diamond texture for a gunstock and are having no luck finding any new textures to use.
Is there anyone that can help point us in the right direction?
Thanks so very much!!

Chuck Stone
10-31-2011, 3:36 PM
I use the 3D settings on mine fairly often, but what you're describing doesn't sound
like 3D to me. Texture would be a surface treatment, correct? Maybe I'm just
not understanding it.
I know others have posted waffle, diamond and check patterns here before, so
the search function should call up the posts with attachments. Not sure what
to search for .. gun stock? gunstock? gun grips? Any pattern should work, you
can extend it to the size and shape you need in your photo editor.

Kevin Huffman
10-31-2011, 3:38 PM
What type of Pinnacle 60 w? Accuris, M Series, ZX Series (explorer) or Spirit.
What program are you using to send to the laser?
What file type was the texture sample saved as?

Tami Carlson
10-31-2011, 4:44 PM
it's a M Series Pinnacle
Corel Draw
I am not sure at this time the type of file, it was created in corel.
the problem is its not just engraving the shape it's making a rectangle
we are using the 3d mode because the fill is gradient.

David Fairfield
10-31-2011, 8:33 PM
If memory serves Epilog's "sample club" offered a free download of a 3d diamond pattern for engraving gunstocks. Some useful info on their website here



Chuck Stone
10-31-2011, 8:35 PM
can you post any files and/or photos so we can get a better idea?

Bruce Clumpner
11-01-2011, 3:21 AM
I'd go back to the artwork. Here's a couple of ideas:

Make sure it's a raster image by opening in Photoshop or PhotoPaint. It should show up as a grayscale with the darkest areas showing where you are going the deepest.
If you're working in draw, make sure any key line around the pattern is not filled with anything.
Some times I've had trouble with power clip holding raster objects. You might want to export the keyline you are using to define the area into the photo editing shop and add as a channel to shape your raster pattern and then import exact shape.

Not sure this will help, just some ideas.