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    Laser engrave logo on bowl bottom

    Hi all: Did some searches and couldn't find any discussions about laser engraving my logo on the bottom of my bowls. I want to get an inexpensive machine that will do this, but all the inexpensive machines Z axis travel is limited to about 10-15 mm which wouldn't work on a bowl bottom. Anyone with some recommendations?

    Thanks,
    Tom Hoffman

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    you could alway cut out the bottom of a cheap laser and set it uo on blocks to get the correct focus. by a cheap k40 and just cut out the bottom.
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    Thanks. Good idea. What is a k40?

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    Its a cheap 40 watt co2 laser engraver . should be ok for what you want to do.
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    why does it have to be a laser. A lot of people have mold made of the logo and then burn the logo onto the bowl or whatever. Similar to woodburning.
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    Thats another idea and theres lots of use here that can make them for you
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    Google "Ortur laser"-- they're dinky lasers, come in many configurations, the basic square frame can be propped up on soup cans or whatever's handy to fit over your bowls, etc... I've talked to a couple of people who say they work pretty good for wood engraving. There's other brands that look similar...

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    Thanks Kev. Funny that you should mention Ortur. I just discovered them while poking around on Amazon. This looks like exactly what I want.

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    just out of curiosity whats the power and speed like of these type lasers if compared to say a 40 co2 laser. anyone got an idea?
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    Bert they are diode lasers, 5 maybe 10-12 watts but very effective compared to co2. Slow and the one I had a couple years ago had a POS control system hacked from another source. Today I am sure they are much improved. So the machine can use Lightburn, BUT the stated output on the most expensive machine says 20 watts, but that is the Input power to the diode, the output is more like 6 watts. It will be slow but looks like it could do the job.
    Last edited by Bill George; 05-12-2021 at 9:29 AM.
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    Thanks Bill.
    I thought they were slow. I still think a cheap co2 would be a better option, but if slow is OK then the diode might be ok
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    Co2 lasers are pretty good. But they need to have an exhaust system and a water cooling system for the tube. The mirrors may need to be adjusted as well, even when new. A lot more complicated than the Ortur. I have the Ortur and it does a good job for the price point. A Co2 laser is a step up in both performance and operationally though.

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    Reading the reviews for the Ortur reminds me about having the same issues with mine diode laser machine two years ago. Random stops, hard to get it to Home correctly and on. The GRBL control Gcode was one the the things causing problems. It was just not a reliable system the entire package.
    Retired Guy- Central Iowa. , LightObject 40w CO2 Laser and Chiller , WorkBee 1000x750 CNC Router - Mach4 - Windows 10

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    also the system is not enclosed so you have to wear special safety glass's and anyone else in the room too including pets that might look at the thing running
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