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Laser cut metal wind spinners have been popular for years, and can be seen hanging in gardens, on front porches, and on patios. However, these often ...
Vector drawing software (I used CorelDRAW) Laser cutter (my TechShop has a Trotec Speedy 300) 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock String or yarn This instructable...
Draw a series of concentric circles from 4" to 8" in diameter in 1/2" diameter steps (9 total circles). Make sure that you set the line width to hair...
Draw a 0.4" x 7.8" rectangle centered on the circle's center. This will overlap all but the outer circle. Delete all of the arc segments inside the ...
Draw the first arm of the snowflake. Athough a simple design consisting of rounded rectangles is shown here, be creative! You can incorporate a vari...
Go to the transformations menu and select the rotate option. Set the configuration for rotation around the bottom, 60 degree angle, and 5 copies. Th...
Now we need to connect the snowflake to the inner most arc segments, otherwise it will fall out when laser cut. Add four little curves connecting the...
Now cut the pattern out on the laser cutter. You will need to experiment with your laser cutter settings for the best results. I found that both a r...
Lay the wind spinner flat on a hard surface such as a table. Starting on one side, fold the rings up from the outside towards the inside while decrea...
Tie a suitable length of string or yarn to the hole at the top of the wind spinner, and you are done. Hang the wind spinner near a source of moving a...
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