How To Make a Laser-Engraved Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board

by Shopify API Posted in May 11, 2023

Thanksgiving is around the corner. The Thanksgiving dinner is a great moment to share our gratitude with family and friends. 

So to make something special for it, today we’re here with a simple, quick, and easy-to-follow guide to making a custom Thanksgiving charcuterie board with a laser engraver, xTool D1 Pro.

laser engraved thanksgiving charcuterie

If you are running a small business, you can also add it and other customized items to your inventory to jack up your sales during the holiday season. Without further ado, let's get started!

Things You Will Need

  • Laser engraver: xTool D1 Pro (20W)
  • Laptop
  • Wooden charcuterie board with knife and fork
  • Honeycomb
  • Goggle
things you need to create a custom engraving charcuterie

6 Steps to Make a Charcuterie Board for Thanksgiving

Step 1: Set the Focus for the Laser Module

Firstly, put a honeycomb underneath the charcuterie board to protect your table.

Then put the focal length setting bar down, loosen the thumb screw on the other side, and slowly move the laser module down until the tip of the setting bar touches the surface of your charcuterie board. After that, remember to fix the screw and put the setting bar back.

how to set the focus for xTool D1 pro

Measuring the focus is paramount for engraving using xTool D1 Pro, otherwise, your laser module wouldn’t work properly and the engraving results will be blurry and sometimes there’s even no trace at all. So make sure the charcuterie board parallels the frame of the machine.

align the charcuterie borad with the plate of xTool D1 pro

Step 2: Set the Engraving Positioning

Next, you need to set up the engraving positioning, which determines where you start the engraving.

Firstly, turn on the switch, then you will see the red cross on the surface of the board. Then you want to make sure the pattern is engraved right on the center of the board.

turn on xTool D1 pro's switchthe red cross turns up after turn on xTool D1 pro's switch

But how to find the center? Just move the module to the handle of the charcuterie board, as this area is smaller, which is easier for you to find the middle of the board. Then slowly move it back.

find the middle of the charcuterie board to start the engraving

Step 3: Connecting with Software

Firstly, open the software, xTool Creative Space. Then find the project center. There are so many amazing projects for you to choose from. Let’s choose the charcuterie board for Thanksgiving. Click "Start" to import it.

xTool Creative Space laser engraving projects centerchoose a turkey pattern to engraving a charcuterie board

Then, you’ll need to connect your laptop to your D1 Pro.

Step 4: Material Settings

Adjust the engraving settings as follow.

  • Laser flat
  • User-defined material
  • Power (%): 100
  • Speed (mm/s): 250
  • Pass: 1
  • Sharpness: full
  • Grayscale: full
material settings for laser engraving Thanksgiving charcuterie board

Step 5: Framing

Hit the “Process”, and make sure to choose the middle as the starting point on the next interface.

xTool D1 pro framing

Hit the “Framing” and press the start button of the machine, and the framing is completed.

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Step 6: Engraving

Hit "Start", and push the button of the machine. We’re all set!

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Your Thanksgiving charcuterie board is finished!

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