View Full Version : First laser project

Ernie Balch
11-27-2011, 12:06 PM
I made a couple of pocket knives and laser ablated my logo into the blades. Next I laser cut some 3mm plywood to make a box, finally I got some foam and laser cut it to match the knife outlines.

This laser is going to be quite handy in the shop.



Dee Gallo
11-27-2011, 12:49 PM

I love your logo! It's nice to see another New Yorker here, too. For your first laser project, I'd say you're off to a great start.

cheers, dee

Tom Sieczkarek
11-27-2011, 1:36 PM
Nice job Ernie!

Gary Hair
11-27-2011, 2:51 PM
Great logo, it's a great example of an ambigram.


Ernie Balch
11-27-2011, 3:05 PM

Funny name... My wife is also called Dee. You are a little further north than We are in the Albany area.


Greg Bednar
11-27-2011, 5:02 PM
Nice job Ernie - watch out Ken Onion!

Vinny Gavigan
12-31-2011, 12:53 PM
Great engraving work there Ernie. I enjoyed talking shop with you last week and wish you a Happy New Year.
Best regards,
Vinny Gavigan

Chuck Stone
12-31-2011, 7:32 PM
I'm curious about the foam. Looks great.
I've tried samples from several companies, but so far
they either catch fire in the laser, or they're too hard/soft.
Can I ask what you used for the insert?

Ernie Balch
12-31-2011, 10:29 PM
I love Ken Onion knives, I have 5 or 6 of his Kershaw designs.

I used some of the black foam that came wrapped around my RECI 80W laser tube. It laser cuts like butter.

Nice talking to you. My first big engraving job is complete.