3D (2.5D) Relief engraving varied depth 1 pass! - xTool Projects
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Making 2.5D textured relief engravings on basswood plywood with the new ImagR.com grayscale algorithms!

Find more of my laser ready images like this at laser-pics.com!

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Basic Information
Software
Lightburn
Machine
D1
Laser Module Output Power
10W
Material Used
Wood
Material Info
6mm basswood plyood
Making Time(mins)
30
Step1: Prepare the image in Imag-r.com
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  1. Drag and drop the image into imagr
  2. Drag the “round edge” slide bar all the way to the right and crop the image so just the coin is int it.
  3. Resize the image, I set mine to 2.5 x 2.5 inches. Set the DPI to the known dpi of your laser. I used 423 because that is what my laser spot is when focused properly!
  4. Select> Material> Grayscale > Norton Grayscale
  5. Save as PNG or BMP
Step2: Import the image into your laser software
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Import the file into your preferred laser software.

Step3: Set the layer settings and engrave the coin
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Setting 1
Process Method
Bitmap Laser Engrave
Process Material
Wood
Power(%) or Cut Pressure(g)
100
Pass
1
Speed(mm/s)
50
Bitmap mode
Grayscale
Other Parameters
GRAYSCALE ASKS FOR A POWER RANGE I USE 0 - 100%

Set the layer settings for the image. Very important that we select grayscale and make the line interval match that of the original image! 

 

Proceed to set your focus, frame, and engrave the coin!

Step4: Cut the coin out
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Setting 1
Process Method
Laser Cut
Process Material
Wood
Power(%) or Cut Pressure(g)
100
Pass
3
Speed(mm/s)
3

Now in your laser software draw a circle the same exact size as your coin and set it to cut 6mm wood. Using the same starting location as when you engraved the coin start the cut program!

Step5: Scrub the coin with soap and water
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Now we can use a small amount of soap and a wet brush (i used a toothbrush) and proceed to gently scrub the resin and char off of the coin!

 

Set aside and allow time to dry.

Step6: Level up and paint it two-tone!
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  1. I like to take it to the next level by spray painting a bright color (i used green), letting it dry, then spray painting black. 
  2. Then i will use a scotchbrite to gently remove some of the deep paint then will use 320 grit sandpaper to gently sand the face of the coin to expose the bright underlayment!
  3. Admire your beautiful creation! 
  4. Make sure to like and follow, thanks for reading!

 

Design Files
dragon coin 2.2.png
wood
2.5D
3D
relief
bas relief
relief engraving
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