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Just got a Laserpecker LP1 laser engraver. focus point is 8" from the device. I have burned in my signature with my terrible handwriting for years, but this device works great. I've only had it a couple of days and have already engraved my name on bowl bottoms, pens. Experimentation will continue for a while, but I'm like a kid with a new toy!
Dave, are you still liking the LaserPecker? Can you share some photos of the results you've gotten from it? I read somewhere that a person said they were mounting it in the tailstock to do the laser engraving with one of these. Thanks.

Edit: Well, I didn't notice there were more pages before I wrote this. I saw the video you posted. Thanks.

~ Robert W.
 
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Bob, Co-incidentally I demo'd the LaserPecker for our club's show and tell yesterday. I've had a lot of fun with it. The dohicky I fabricated to mount it to my banjo allso made it easy to personalize pens l'll try and remember to take some some more pictures tomorrow and post them here. Oh yeah, I love it!
 
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A 45° dental handpiece with a fine pointed burr works really well for me. My handwriting sucks, so I print my signature in red ink on my computer. I do a page of them in different fonts and sizes, so I have some choices. The red ink is easier to follow and see where I've been.

I got 3 handpieces for about $50 on ebay. An assortment of burrs is probably another $10. You also need a regulator a ball valve and of course, an air compressor.
 
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Best to experiment, but anything with alcohol will blend with the Sharpie and ruin the look of the signature if you sign it first. Since you didn't mention your finish, it's hard to say what you should use.
I sign with an ultra fine sharpie. I let the ink dry for about 20-30 minutes and dab, not rub shellac lightly over the signature. After the signature is dry I shellac the entire foot, let it dry and it then proceed with with a finish of choice.
been working for me for years.
 
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I found a pack of 3 dental handpiece/drills on ebay pretty cheap. ($60ish) I had to get a hose, regulator and ball valve, but I already had a good compressor. My handwriting sucks, so I print out my signature (in red so I can see where I've been) in different fonts and sizes. I cut one out, tape it on, and follow the lines.

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Bob, Co-incidentally I demo'd the LaserPecker for our club's show and tell yesterday. I've had a lot of fun with it. The dohicky I fabricated to mount it to my banjo allso made it easy to personalize pens l'll try and remember to take some some more pictures tomorrow and post them here. Oh yeah, I love it!
 

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I found a pack of 3 dental handpiece/drills on ebay pretty cheap. ($60ish) I had to get a hose, regulator and ball valve, but I already had a good compressor. My handwriting sucks, so I print out my signature (in red so I can see where I've been) in different fonts and sizes. I cut one out, tape it on, and follow the lines.

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Now that is one of the best business names ever!:D
 
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