Laser cut numbered pegs for workmen

7 Nov

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We had a tradesman coming out to do some “stump munching” of some of our (large) supply of stumps. We only want a few done, and some of them are in the deep grass. So, laser cutter to the rescue.

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Here’s the laser cutter chopping out some mdf numbers – about 80mm wide x 140mm high. Mdf is 3mm thick, but I should have used 6mm.

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For a quick job, they came out ok. The bright yellow plastic would be really good for this but it’s PVC. Cutting pvc on the laser will rot your lungs from the hydrochloric acid vapour. Worse, it damages the optics of the laser!

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A very quick spray paint with flourescent pink from a rattle can.

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Some cheap bits of wood. Once again, a box of kindling from the supermarket.

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Bits of wood pointed on the mitre saw, and pink numbers stapled on with the air nailer.

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These did the job. You can see them from some distance. Next time I’ll use thicker material as the staples pulled right through on a couple when I hammered the stake into the ground.

 

 

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