Personal Notebook - xTool Projects
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A personal notebook for someone that loves Elephants. makes up the cover with engravings.
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Basic Information
Software
xTool Creative Space
Machine
S1
Laser Module Output Power
20W
Material Used
Acrylic,Paint
Material Info
Black Cast acrylic was used to make the cover of the notebook, this is 1/24th thick and is available from xTool.com. The piant is from my shop and it is plastic compatible.
Making Time(mins)
15
Step1: Design Stage 1
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Step 1) This notebook cover starts with a rectangle, this is sized to approx. the same as the notebook itself. Once this is created the corners are set to have a slight radius so the corners are not sharp. The binding for the notebook is made from bent wire so there needs to be several holes for the wire to go through to hold the cover on. With careful measurements each hole is placed along one side of each cover. These holes are made from a circle form the insert button.  

Step2: Adding Elephant to the mix.
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Step 2) For the Elephant, the image is within the shapes list right from XCS software, this is placed on the work area and is outlined with a thick offset. The outline is then moved to the top corner of the notebook cover. with the use of the combine feature it is united to the front cover. This allows the Elephant image to be over the edge of the cover all in one piece. Once this is done the image of the Elephant is then mover to the top corner and is set to be engraved. Before uniting the outline of the Elephant to the corner the entire rectangle and all the holes are copied and pasted as the back cover will not have the Elephant.

Step3: Adding a Name
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Setting 1
Process Method
Laser Cut
Process Material
Acrylic
Power(%) or Cut Pressure(g)
100
Pass
1
Speed(mm/s)
10
Other Parameters
These settings are for the pre-painted black acrylic. these settings are for the S1 20w other machines may need a slight adjustment.
Setting 2
Process Method
Vector Laser Engrave
Process Material
Acrylic
Power(%) or Cut Pressure(g)
55
Pass
1
Speed(mm/s)
125
Other Parameters
These settings are for all the engravings of the acrylic.

Step 3) With the notebook covers ready a name is added with the text editor, once the font is chosen a slight curve is applied using the curve d text feature. The person's name is then placed in the middle and is set to be engraved.

Step4: Laser machine and Assembly
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Step 4) Once the laser has finished it's job the front and back of the notebook covers are carefully installed around the wire bindings. This is an easy step as the holes are lined up to match.

Design Files
notebook.xcs
comp56
S1 20w
Cover
Xtool
Elephants
personal
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