McKenzie and I had some time to kill before her 1:00 PM riding lesson, so we grabbed a coffee and came to the shop.
I also updated my copy of Vectric VCarve 7.5 for Shopbot to VCarve Pro 9.5. I now have another software package to learn.
- I continue to work on cutting out the Eiffel Tower on the Muse Laser Engraver and Cutter.
- Cleaning the lens on the Muse prior to running the cut job seems to make a tremendous difference in cutting. I must remember to do that at the start of each day use of the Muse.
- While the Muse worked, I set up a Wyze Camera for the X-Carve.
I finished cutting the first and second floors of the Eiffel Tower, recut the Base and started assembling.
I just returned from Paris and have developed an interest in the Eiffel Tower. I wanted to make a laser-cut model of the famous tower and discovered the cut file on GradCAD. In order to make it large and yet fit in the bed of the Muse Laser Engraver and Cutter, I had to split up the cut file into parts:
- Base 1
- Base 2
- First and Second Floors
- Supports between the First and Second Floors
Laser cutter settings for the 3mm plywood are:
- Speed: 20
- Power: 75
- Current: 100
- Passes: 1
Base 2 was cut. I had only enough plywood for 3 of the 5 groups, so I had to make a run to Woodcrafters.
I didn’t scale the cut file properly, resulting in the tabs not matching the thickness of the plywood. I will have to rescale and recut.
The re-scaled cut file worked.
I need to adjust the cutting settings as the base cut didn’t go all the way through the plywood. I sanded the back side of the cut to free the pieces.
After a long hiatus, traveling to Hawaii and London and Paris, I managed to come back to MakerCave. More organization projects…
- I created a mounting plate for the dust collection barrel and mounted it to the X-Carve workbench.