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    tracing an intarsia pattern

    Intarsia diagrams are a good source of diagrams to trace out and digitize for a machine cut
    I will show tracing out this large mouth bass and cutting it on a co2 laser
    I made 2 of these using the different pieces of wood


    https://youtu.be/7ZzSQbpJonE


    this would be a cool trophy plaque
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    Very cool Stan I'm going to try this some time thanks
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    the laser gives intarsia a whole new fitted look

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    you still have to shape the wood after cutting right?
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    I don't and haven't , I like it like a puzzle, mind you in the bass fish case the fish is glued to the pine backing , so its sticking out 1/4

    I have done others cannot seem to find the photo,but is easily done to round the edge I you prefer that look
    I have moose someplace and the edges were rounded

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    Quote Originally Posted by stan kern View Post
    I don't and haven't , I like it like a puzzle, mind you in the bass fish case the fish is glued to the pine backing , so its sticking out 1/4

    I have done others cannot seem to find the photo,but is easily done to round the edge I you prefer that look
    I have moose someplace and the edges were rounded

    Thanks stan this cool I've done pictures of horses where I cut out different section stained them different colors and then glued them all together like a puzzle but this is different then that I think.
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    Well I gave it a shot my first attempt Intarsia. eagel.jpg
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    Another way of creating the Intarsia image ready for the laser is scan the image into your computer, or download one off the internet and use an app such as WinTopo (there's a free version). It will trace your image and convert to vector centred lines, save the result as a .dxf and import into your laser software. I'm hoping Lightburn will add the centre trace feature to their software.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian Ashcroft View Post
    Another way of creating the Intarsia image ready for the laser is scan the image into your computer, or download one off the internet and use an app such as WinTopo (there's a free version). It will trace your image and convert to vector centred lines, save the result as a .dxf and import into your laser software. I'm hoping Lightburn will add the centre trace feature to their software.

    Wintopo doesn't work unless you buy it, just lets you use a sample in free version
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    They have two versions and the free version traced an image fine for me. I saved and then imported it straight into Lightburn.
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    Aeon Nova 10 100w tube.
    Aeon Mira 5030 30w RF tube.
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