Laser Cutter: Wooden Chest Box

I have been asked to share what I’m creating with the laser cutter. So here is one more design: a wooden chest box:

Wooden Chest Box

Wooden Chest Box

It is made of 4mm plywood, and based on a design on Thingiverse by Lakritis.The original design was for a wedding ring box, but it makes a perfect birthday gift too. I added floral designs from Craftmanspace (http://www.craftsmanspace.com/free-patterns/floral-design-elements.html) (thanks to Scorch for that idea, he used them in his design).

I had to tune the laser cutter settings, as one of the first trials was not so successful:

Not so sucessful

Not so successful

What worked at the end was with the following laser cutter settings in K40 Whisperer using 4 mm plywood:

  • Raster Engrave: 2% laser power at 150 mm/sec
  • Vector Engrave: 2% laser power at 10 mm/sec
  • Vector Cut: 40% laser power at 10 mm/sec
Wooden Chest Box

Wooden Chest Box

Wooden Chest Box Open

Wooden Chest Box Open

Back Ornament

Back Ornament

Chest Box Side

Chest Box Side

Happy Cutting 🙂

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5 thoughts on “Laser Cutter: Wooden Chest Box

  1. Nice work, I cant see any evidence of ‘the wiggles’ which plagued a few of your earlier cuts. Did you fix the issue or are you just running slower?

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