Gene Howe wrote:John, my laser is an el cheapo from China. It does flat work only and is limited for height. There's no way I could etch the end like you showed. I lust for a larger, more capable one.
I have thought of buying something but they are expensive. For the one or two off projects I just take it over to the Hill, AFB Arts & Crafts shop. They have a couple big lasers and the price is dirt cheap compared to going off base to a commercial shop. However, her bow tie jigs were fairly cheap because the guy that did them works out of his house and it is not a commercial enterprise. His laser has limited power so he can't engrave a brass plate for example. It works great on wood though.