Make Stuff 7 - Helmet Stands 3/25 '18
So I have some friends who march with the local 501st Legion, First State Garrison.
They wanted to engrave helmet stand bases. The stands are stainless steel. I've never tried steel on Glowforgeous Splendiferous, so I'm heading down that rathole.
First, I did the design file, and a quick cut on wood. Meh.
Then I tweeked the design file, redid it, again on wood. Better!
But now I notice there are issues with the font where characters overlap. Meh.
Now discussing with my friends the next steps. Space the font out? Color in the overlap spots? A different font all together??
I also did some research that suggested a coating to use before you attempt to laser steel. So I got a bottle of Dry Moly Lubricant Aerosol Spray. Yup, I'm buying Moly. :-P . . .My Moly arrives tomorrow. So maybe tomorrow night I'll be etching steel! Assuming I can sort the font issues by then.