I needed an air assist cone. I also need to find a way to attached my air compressor to the laser with out having to purchase a $26.00 accessory adapter.
Step 1: DIY Versalaser Air Assist Cone
Step 2: Materials
Large Sharpie or other marker
Micro irrigation 1/4 " T-fitting
Micro irrigation 1/8" barbed connector
Small length of aquarium air hose
M3 .05 x 10mm machine screw
Step 3: Tools
You will need a small bench vice
A drill press
1/16 " drill bits (i went through several)
Assorted hand tools
Step 4: Making the Manifold Screw
You need to drill a blind hole, that is one that does not go through. If you are lucky, the bit will exit the shank of the screw near the base of the head. If you are skilled enough to keep your bit centered, drill a perpendicular hole about 2 mm from the head.
Step 5: Making the Manifold
Step 6: Make the Gaskets
Step 7: Make the Air Cone
After cutting the cap to length, snip a slit through the side with the clip (clip removed).
Use a small zip tie to clamp the cap to a smaller diameter. Once you have the correct diameter for your laser's receiving hole, use the super glue to glue and seal the slit together.
Step 8: Add the Hose Barb
Glue and seal this in place with the super glue.
Step 9: Final Assembley
Step 10: Installation
You may have noticed that I never drilled a hole for the laser beam to emit through. The laser took care of that on the first use.
And after 12 hours of engraving and cutting. I am left with a sheet of snowflake shaped holes.
and 128 Snowflake ornaments to give out to my co-workers.