t5956ws Posted January 3, 2016 Share #1 Posted January 3, 2016 (edited) Hello all. Last February I started a scratch build project. My second. It's the South Carolina/L'Indian circa 1777-1781 as pictured in "The History of The American Sailing Navy" Chapelle. It's quite a project for my skill level. There is much repetitive detailing on this ship that I have little skill for. Anyway, with that in mind I started to gain interest in laser cutting. Hoping that it may solve this problem. On E-Bay I discovered the one flooding that site for around $370 USD. I U-Tube'ed it to death and was quite satisfied with what I saw. I have NO CAD skills but what I saw at $370 was worth the challenge. At this point I am delighted I bought it. I'll briefly share with you my initial experience. The unit is a 40w CO2 laser cutter. It is quite large and weights 67 lbs. It took me about 5 days to set up, test and operate. I have attached a photo of my early results. The two attachments are Bitmaps I created using the computer's "Paint Shop" tool to drive the laser. In the photo are the parts for a gun carriage cut from 1/16" basswood. These piece I did not separate so I could show the detail. The other part is a decorative wales detail is cut from 1/2mm cherry veneer . For more detailed info on how it runs or specs, that can be found on U-Tube. There are at least 20 Edited January 3, 2016 by t5956ws Altduck, Ryland Craze, DJones and 2 others 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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