Easter Ideas – DIY

Thanks to Trotec Laser for allowing us to replicate this DIY idea! Please note this is a direct replication from their website DIY.

Combine wood and LaserLeather to create an Easter decoration.


Preparation

Required material:

  • Solid cherry wood, 600 x 300 x 5 mm.m
  • LaserLeather, silver/red, approx. 500 x 80 mm
  • Double-sided adhesive foil, approx. 500 x 80 mm (needed for gluing on the LaserLeather)

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360
  • 80 Watt
  • 2″ Lens
  • Nozzle with small hole diameter
  • Aluminium grid table or the honeycomb cutting support

Of course, the decoration can also be made with another machine of the Speedy laser engraver series. Adjust the parameter settings according to your machine.

Downloads:

Graphic files


Step by Step

Step 1: Import the design

Create your own design or use our free downloadable template. The job can now be sent to the laser with the settings below.

Upload both the pdf template for the wood “chicken_wood” and for the LaserLeather “chicken_laserleather” using the “import file” command in Ruby.


Step 2: Laser process solid wood

The wooden panel can now be placed onto the laser bed. Cover the remaining processing area well to obtain an optimal vacuum and thus a uniform laser result.

Select the design template “chicken_wood”, mark the entire graphic and then click on “Create job”. Now you can select the “solid wood cherry – engraving dark” parameter from the material database. If necessary, you also have the option of adjusting the parameter settings individually. For the “Processing rules”, please make sure that the “inner geometries first” function is selected. This means that the inner cuts are executed first. Place the graphic on the workspace and send the print job to the “queue”.

Our suggested parameters may differ depending on the laser machine used and the available laser power.

Close the machine, make all necessary settings and start the laser process.

LASER PARAMETERS:

 EngraveCut
ColourBlackRed
ProcessEngrave CO2Cut CO2
Power (%)6095
Speed (%)501
ppi/HzAuto PPI1000
Passes11
Air AssistONON
Z-Offset6 mm
DirectionTop to bottom
AdvancedOptimised quality
Engraving modeStandard
RasterOrdered

Step 3: Laser process LaserLeather

Apply the double-sided adhesive foil to the back (= red side) of the LaserLeather. This allows the individual elements to be easily and accurately glued to the wooden figures.

Now place the LaserLeather in the laser unit with the silver side facing up. Cover the rest of the processing area well in order to achieve optimal suction performance and an even laser result.

Now select the “chicken_laserleather” design template and the corresponding parameters for the “LaserLeather” from the material database. Of course, you can also make the parameter settings individually.

Again, our suggested parameters may differ depending on the laser machine used and the available laser power.

Close the machine, make all necessary settings and start the laser process.

LASER PARAMETERS:

 EngraveCut
ColourBlackRed
ProcessEngrave CO2Cut CO2
Power (%)52 25
Speed (%)1001,7 
ppi/HzAuto PPI1.000 
Passes1
Air AssistONON 
Z-Offset1 mm– 
DirectionBottom to top– 
Advancedoptimised quality– 
Engraving modeStandard– 
Rasterordered– 

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Step 4: Assembly

If necessary, carefully clean the cut parts with a soft, slightly moistened cloth.

Peel off the protective film from the back of the LaserLeather elements and glue the individual parts onto the different wooden chickens one after the other. The figures are glued on the front and back side respectively.

Now insert the chickens and the grasses into the slots provided. The arrangement is freely designable. In the set with the smaller chickens, you can optionally use the lettering “Happy Easter” instead of a chicken.