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Picture of Engraving Text on Pencils
My son keeps losing pencils at school. Whether this is through his generous nature, where he loans them to friends and forgets to get them back, or simply his (hereditary) absent-mindedness, is unclear. Either way, we though it would be a good idea to engrave his name on a big batch of pencils so that if he leaves them somewhere, they'll (hopefully) be returned.

You could also use this to engrave any sort of (thin) bitmap image such as a logo onto pencils. It would probably work for pens as well, assuming that the material was "laser safe."

I made it at TechShop!
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Step 1: Requirements

Consumables:
3/16" wood (or other material suitable for making the jig)
Pencils

Equipment:
Epilog Helix Laser Cutter

Software:
CorelDraw 5

Files:
PencilJigAndEngraving.cdr (this file contains both a jig layer and a text layer)

 
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fgoodmanjr10 months ago
I missed the part about how you actually engraved the pencils...what kind of and where do you get a laser?
instructoturtle (author)  fgoodmanjr10 months ago
I'm using an Epilog 60-watt Laser at TechShop. I used the following settings: 300 DPI, 50% speed, 90% power.
kde leon31 year ago
love it! :) thank you