December 13, 2018 at 6:56 pm #79323
It’s been a minute since I’ve posted a project…busy at that other thing I do – my job!
One of my best friends is getting married in January and I wanted to do something unique for the wedding present. He likes bourbon, I like bourbon, who wouldn’t like a laser engraved bourbon barrel top?
I had no idea how big of an idea that was already…I swear I came to it on my own, only to find out about 300 other folks on ETSY were already doing this, ha! So much for original thought.
Anyways, here is the bourbon barrel top laser engraved with my MPCNC mounted with a 5W laser bought off of Banggood several months back. Link to a previous write-up on my setup here: https://www.v1engineering.com/forum/topic/5w-laser-mini-rambo-assembly-pics.
1 user thanked author for this post.December 13, 2018 at 7:04 pm #79325
This posted before I was finished…must’ve been the bourbon. Here is an additional photo with a before and after. Also, I have the settings used at the bottom. The total burn time was about 2hr 20min. Size of the top 21′ x 21′.
Laser GCODE Software – Lightburn After the free trial I ended up buying the software, no major issues, for what I need it’s solid. Decent ability to design in the program and it makes it very easy to import images to convert to laser GCODE
Power: 65% (remember this is a 5W laser)
Scan Angle: 90%
Line Interval: .075mm
Have a good one,
Attachments:December 14, 2018 at 5:01 am #79333BarryParticipant
Neat! One of these days I need to get a laser for mine. And another fire extinguisher…December 14, 2018 at 8:33 am #79348RyanKeymaster
Was it from an actual barrel, could you smell bourbon as it was heating it up? Wait, don’t tell me, I will just imagine it did!December 14, 2018 at 2:18 pm #79414
Yes, this was from an old bourbon barrel – and – YES it smelled of bourbon! Not during the burn per se, just overall – it was glorious.
I bought them thru Currysbeercrafts (https://www.etsy.com/shop/CurrysBeerCrafts)on ETSY and picked them up locally in KY.
Picture below of the barrel top with a coat of spray varnish
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