The point of this project is to engrave a logo on a knife blade.
So you'll need :
- A knife
- A logo
- A laser cutter/engraver ( Here it's a TROTEC SPEEDY 300, 60W )
- A can of THERMARK or CerMark Spray
Step 1: Make Sure Your Blade Is Ready for Engraving
It has to be down to its final finish, otherwise you'll peel off the logo.
Step 2: Protect Your Handle
You don't want the thermark spray to cover the wood of your handle ( maybe you could wipe it off easily, but i don't wish to try.)
Step 3: Clean the Blade
You may use acetone (please wear gas mask and gloves)
Step 4: Spray the Blade
Not too thick.
The can needs a few minutes of shaking before use
Step 5: Engrave the Blade
I was extra cautious making the blade horizontal in X and Y directions in the laser cutter.
Then fired it at 1000DPI (metal has extremely high engraving fidelity) and using the metal preset in JobControl
Step 6: Wipe the Excess, Admire.
This is it !