This week we are learning Laser Cut. I didn’t have any experience before, so this is the very first time for me to get in touch with laser cut.
At the first time I made a huge mistake: I booked the 75W machine, which according to my friends, is the worst choice for new hands.
I needed to adjust everything manually, and I always forgot to change the button from “focus” to “job”, which took me lots of time.
This is how I learned to adjust it manually:
Finally I made a maze, based on a picture I’ve found online. But I’m not satisfied with this little project.
The other day, I found a new piece of wood, and I cut it to fit the machine.
Then I found a picture I like from internet, and I drew the line of the picture in Photoshop, and then I imported it into Illustrator.
The shop ran out of tapes, so I needed to use small ones to fix my wood piece.
After setting up the speed and power and everything, it started to cut.
For fear that it could not cut deeply, I cut it twice.
But it turned out that I was wrong: it’s still not deep enough. When I took out my “Tree”, several parts broke, because the wood hadn’t been cut thoroughly. So I needed to stick my branches and leaves back together.
Finally this is how my fragile tree looks like:
And you can still see the tiny patches on it.
As for why I chose to cut a tree, it’s from my favorite poem back in high school, “A Blooming Tree” composed by a Chinese poet Xi Murong.