My cousin needed table signs for her wedding, so I decided to make some at Techshop. http://www.techshop.ws
This was a simple design and of course you can go crazy with how fancy you like it.
Step 1: Breaking Up the Drawing in Layers
There's only 3 pieces to this easy sign. Two for the base and one for the sign.
I drew this in Corel Draw. I love how easy it is to turn off and on the layers for printing.
I made "first off" layers for the pieces so I can test the first piece in the laser cutter with my parameters.
Next was " the rest " layer for cutting the outlines
I also made an etch layer for the sign name and border. At first I rastered the border and that was a big mistake because it doesn't etch up to down. So I changed it to a low power vector and saved me a significant amount of time.
Step 2: Laser Cut!
Now that the files are ready and broken into the layers, I just cut the files in steps
1st: Cut first outline
2nd: Cut the rest outline
3rd: low power vector for the border and raster the sign image
Step 3: Wood Glue!
Wood glue and put a flower on it….