Web Browser

  • Find shape
    • Try searching for silhouettes, outlines, and line drawings
  • The images to the right are examples of things you could use
  • Right click on image
  • Click copy image

Illustrator

  • Open Adobe Illustrator
  • File>Open>TURKEY.ai
  • Ctrl+V
  • If you want the image to cut:
    • With the image selected, click Image Trace, then click Expand
    • Deselect the image
    • Using the Direct Selection Tool (pictured to the right), Click the outer border of the image
    • Change back to the Selection Tool (pictured to the right)
    • Change the Fill to Nothing (pictured to the right)
    • Change the Stroke to 0.001 (pictured to the right)
  • Scale the image
  • Select the pieces that you want
    • The sides are the same for all combinations
    • Choose one head
      • Choose eyes for it
    • Choose a tail
    • Choose a beak (snood or no snood)
    • Choose a bottom (feet or no feet)
  • If you want text:
    • Click on the Text Tool
    • Click in an open space away from the candle cube
      • It’s important that you just click, don’t click and drag
    • Type in what you wanted to type
    • Click on the Selection Tool
    • Click and drag your text into place
  • File>Save As
  • Name it something creative that you’ll remember
  • Navigate to your flash drive (Removable Disk or USB Drive)
  • Click Save
  • Click Save again
  • Click OK

At The Laser

  • Open Adobe Illustrator
  • File>Open
  • Navigate to your flash drive (Removable Disk or USB Drive)
  • Find your file
  • Click Open
  • Place your material in the laser
  • Move the parts to the open space on the material
  • File>Print
  • Click “Setup” in the bottom left corner
  • Follow the instructions below for your laser

Epilog Helix

  • Select the printer (Epilog Engraver (Right or Left)) from the list on the top (you may have to scroll to the left)
  • Click Preferences
  • Select Auto Focus
  • Select combined under the Job Type
  • Enter the Raster/Vector settings
    • Raster:
      • Speed: 55
      • Power: 35
    • Vector:
      • Speed: 60
      • Power: 75
      • Frequency: 1000
  • Make the piece size 24 in x 18 in
  • Click OK>Print>Print

Stay within an arm’s length of the laser while it’s running.

If something goes wrong, press stop.

Epilog Fusion M2

  • Select the printer (Epilog Engraver WinX64 Fusion (Copy1)) from the list on the top (you may have to scroll to the left)
  • Click Preferences
  • Select Auto Focus
  • Select Vector Grid
  • Set the Thickness to 0.12 in
  • Select combined under the Job Type
  • Enter the Raster/Vector settings
    • Raster:
      • Speed: 55
      • Power: 35
    • Vector:
      • Speed: 25
      • Power: 62
      • Frequency: 20
  • Make the piece size 24 in x 18 in
  • Click OK>Print>Print

Stay within an arm’s length of the laser while it’s running.

If something goes wrong, press stop.

Assembly

  • Put the sides on the head then attach the tail in the remaining open space
  • Put the four pieces you just assembled onto the base
  • Put the beak in the head
    • If you have a snood, put it in the beak
  • Add whiteboard holders to your feet (optional)
  • Add pre-cut whiteboard (optional)
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