Ponoko

Hardwood - Walnut

0.125 inches

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What is it

Walnut Hardwood is a solid wood which is sanded smooth on each side. It’s coloring can range from medium to dark brown.

How fast will this material ship?

Orders using this material will ship as fast as same day. Find out more.

Can I get a sample?

You can get a sample here.

Design Notes

This dry wood is a natural material and some variation in grain, colour and surface finish is to be expected.

Grain direction will always run horizontal as drawn on the computer screen. Simple wide shapes are best for this material, thin parts that are perpendicular to the grain should be avoided as they will be affected by any weakness in the grain.

Please note this material is only available in P1 size.

The manufacturers tolerance for the thickness of the materials is as follows:

Material thicknessPossible Range
inchesmm
0.125” / 3.2mm0.114” - 0.188”2.9 - 3.5mm


Engraving Hardwood Walnut

There are 3 types of engraving possible with laser cutting. Area engraving, line engraving and a combination of both.

Area engraving is great it you need to mark a large area on the surface of the material. To specify area engraving set your shapes to have a fill color of black with RGB values of 0, 0, 0. The way this engraving is performed is like an old dot matrix printer except instead of dots of ink it uses pulses of the laser beam. This is a surface finish not deep enough to be used for pocketing or inlays. The depth of the engraving ranges between 0.2-0.3mm.

Line engraving is like a really shallow cut. To achieve this effect the stroke color to red with RGB values of 255, 0, 0 and set the stroke style to a width of 0.01 mm. The laser beam follows along the red lines that you have in your design and marks the surface of the material. The result is crisp but it can be a time consuming technique if you have a lot of small details like text.

Using a combination of both engraving types typically gets the best result. Set your shapes to have a fill color of black with RGB values of 0, 0, 0, the stroke color to red with RGB values of 255, 0, 0, and set the stroke style to a width of 0.01 mm. The line engraving causes the laser beam to trace around the edges of the engraved areas making them more crisp and bringing the details to life.

Typical Uses

Hardwood Walnut is commonly used for making jewelry, housewares, coasters, clocks, signs, plaques.

Environmental Information

This is true Black Walnut. Harvested sustainably and kiln dry

Adhesives, joints and fastenings

Construction adhesives will bond well. Follow the adhesive manufacturer's instructions for application processes. Screw joints should be pre-drilled to avoid splitting. Dry wood will accept a variety of paints, oils, two pot resins, and varnishes.

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