Introduction: Engraved Bamboo Tiki Cups and Swizzle Sticks
This week we are laser engraving bamboo tiki cups and TroGlass acrylic swizzle sticks to create one amazing Mai Tai cocktail!
Download the artwork files attached in either Ai, CDR or PDF
Step 1: Cutting the Bamboo
Cut (with a saw) the bamboo sticks below the knuckles to create natural cups.
Step 2: Engraving the Cups
Place the bamboo cup into the rotary attachment for the laser. Measure the diameter of the cup and place it in the JobControl Vision option under "diameter". We've used an 80w Speedy 300 laser engraving machine with a power of 100 and speed of 80.
Step 3: Coloured Engraving
To add colour to your Tiki cups, you can add a painter's extra-wide masking tape around the cup. Engrave the cup with the same settings.
Step 4: Spray Painting
We then spray paint the cups with a colour of our choice. Let it dry and then taking the masking off leaving the painted engraving.
Step 5: Cutting and Engraving the Acrylic Swizzle Sticks
We take our TroGlass Colour Gloss, fluorescent orange acrylic, and engrave our swizzle stick shapes using 75 power and 100 speed. We then cut the sticks using 100 power and 1.2 speed.
See the video for the full Mai Tai Cocktail!