Introduction: Laser Etch on a Rock

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So I thought it would be cool to add a biblical scripture on a large rock.

Material you need.

A rock with a dark color so the etch will have contrasting letters.

Access to a laser etcher.

I made this at TechShop.

Step 1: Create Your Design File

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I used CorelDraw to type up the scripture.

Step 2: Setup the Laser Bay.

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The rock is about 4" thick so I had to remove the honeycomb base and raise the table. It's really important to get the distance correct.

I used a straight edge and the calipers to get this as close as possible when entering the material thickness in the printing preference.

I turned the rock over and made some test passes to besure I had the distance right.

Step 3: Let It Print (etch in This Case)

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I did go +50% on the rastor etch setting amd it turned out nice.


thematthatter (author)2014-05-04

Looks good.

Sometimes when you do small type it helps to space each letter out more so its more readable at a distance.

sunshiine (author)2014-05-01

I like this! thanks for sharing and have a splendorous day!


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