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Relief Carving with Your Laser: Acrylic

Jim Puentes opened COOLaserCraft in 2008, providing his clients with marking, cutting, and fabrication services. Contact Jim at

Acrylic can be used for relief carving projects. Translucent (opaque) cast acrylic is a consistent material. Ivory-colored, 3/16”-thick acrylic makes particularly nice pieces. (Thinner sheets of acrylic can warp under the high heat of the carving process.) I use it a lot to test graphics before committing to carving on a special piece of wood.

—Jim Puentes, COOLaserCraft

Learn more about relief carving with a laser in the June ’18 issue of A&E