Second Project - Wood and Foam
I guess this isn't technically finished yet, but the idea is pretty well formulated. I recently picked up a Ruger Mark III pistol, but didn't have anything nice to store in. With the red dot sight, it won't even fit in the nylon bag. I had my father make me a small cypress box (he is a retired cabinet maker with way too much free time).
For the lid of the box I used a simple Ruger logo. I cut the outline at 100% 50 mm/sec and two passes (I think). The hashmarks were a little less power and only pass.
For the filler I used three types of foam. The bottom layer is a dense 1/4" foam just for a base layer. I followed that with a much thinner red layer for contrast. The top layer is something called Kaizen foam. It is about an 1 1/8" thick but made in layers so you can peel back certain features. The cutting of this foam is a bit tricky. I did two passes at 5 mm/sec (100%). That did not make it all the way through. I think i need to go slower as opposed to more passes. For the magazines I did 2 passes of 25mm / sec, that went as far as I needed it to go. I peeled back two of the 1/8" layers. I will be doing the top layer over again with different settings when I have some more free time.
Besides the other project I just posted I have been doing a few things just fooling around. Overall I am very happy with the tool. It is going to be a lot of fun.