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Hello everybody!

First time on this site, and rather new to everything waterjet or even machine operation. Been at it about a year and a half at a granite shop. 

Question being, who else out there has been making logos?   For example, we have been making Iowa Hawkeye and Iowa state designed logos.

If any of you do any of this, is there anyway you keep your pieces from dropping to the bottom of the tank? or anyway of catching them? my bosses have talked about the possibility of putting a chicken wire or screen window screen in the tank underneath the Backerboard already on the tank. 

any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!



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we use plasti block. its a large corogated plastic block that you would place on the table first. 

 



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try cutting the materials with a bridge so the parts still attached together and will not fal



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Have you looked into getting water jet bricks for finer detail pieces? Using this will prevent any smaller cut outs from dropping into the tank. The downside to these is that they will leave a film of obliterated plastic material floating in the water. It is easy to clean out with a shop vac though.

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I met a guy who had a small 2' by 4' flow jet and he used something like the waterjet bricks on top of pink foam when doing stained glass cuts. He had a make shift spatula that he would slide in between the bricks and pink foam just before the part would drop. This would catch the part but then he would pause the machine and pull the part out. not the most efficient way to cut a job but it worked for him. He said he used this method mainly for the much smaller parts. I have one of his pieces hanging at my house.

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I met a guy who had a small 2' by 4' flow jet and he used something like the waterjet bricks on top of pink foam when doing stained glass cuts. He had a make shift spatula that he would slide in between the bricks and pink foam just before the part would drop. This would catch the part but then he would pause the machine and pull the part out. not the most efficient way to cut a job but it worked for him. He said he used this method mainly for the much smaller parts. I have one of his pieces hanging at my house.

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