Havoly

Laser Engraved & Cut Designs

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Last updated on Sep 9, 2020

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About Havoly

Sales 4,093
On Etsy since 2015

You appreciate things more when you make them yourself.

Havoly started as a hobby. A good friend of mine and I hung out at our local makerspace, the Ithaca Generator, where we designed and made things.

A friend asked if I could make her a drop top, and I did. Her friend saw it and wanted one, so I made her one too. Someone suggested I throw the items on Etsy. I did, and it slowly started to grow.

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    I love to design and build. I stumbled upon a laser cutter and engraver and fell in love. The many different things which can be made with it are nearly endless and this feeds my passion.

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Last updated on May 28, 2021
Frequently asked questions
What Pens Should I Use For Writing on the Wooden Pieces?

We get asked this all the time. We suggest just a regular bic pen; it allows fine detail without risk of bleeding. Regular sharpies often bleed, but sometimes don't. Fine tip sharpies rarely bleed but sometimes do. It all depends on your climate. We include a blank piece of wood for you to test different pens on with every guest book order. Test different pens and see which will work for you in your climate.

We've also made a short video on pen selection, which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNXAyoOca0g&t=1s

Do the Puzzles Grow as More Pieces Are Added?

Yes. We always make our puzzles with large pieces; as more pieces are added to a puzzle, the overall size of the puzzles grow.

How Should Your Puzzle Be Secured Within the Border?

Before hanging your puzzle on the wall, you obviously have to secure the pieces in place first. For a non-permanent bond, you can use tacky putty or double sticky tape. For a permanent bond, wood glue works great. All you need is a small dab for each piece, and be careful not to get any on the face of the pieces or the border.

Another option is to use a clear coat finish. This can really make the piece pop. A clear coat polyurethane works great. BE SURE TO TEST IT ON A BLANK PIECE FIRST. You need to make sure it won't make the ink bleed. If the ink has had a good amount of time to dry, this shouldn't be an issue. Follow the instructions on the can of your finish. Often 2 or 3 layers is needed with light sanding in between.

Can You Get a Mix of Sizes of Your Leaves & Hearts For A Drop Top?

Yes, just write in the personalization box what sizes you'd like a mix of. For instance, you can say "Mix of 1.75 and 2" or "Mix of all three sizes"