For this demonstration I am going to use:


     â˜ž 1 Plank of Cedar Wood 1" thick 4"x6' width grain*
     â˜ž 1 Plank of Poplar Wood 1" think 4"x6' width grain*
     â˜ž Elmer's Carpenter Glue
     â˜ž Sandpaper (80, 220, 450 grits)
     â˜ž Finish (Flax Seed Oil)

Hand Tools:

     â˜ž Pencil
     â˜ž Tape Measure
     â˜ž 1x 2' Bar Clamp (Quick Grip)
     â˜ž Safety Goggles
     â˜ž Computer Workstation w/ Corel Draw

Shop Tools**

     â˜ž Woodworking Bandsaw (JET Model JWDS-14CS)
     â˜ž Wood Lathe (Powermatic Model 4224)
     â˜ž Wood Turning Kit (Delta Cat. No. 46-640)
     â˜ž Laser Engraver w/ Rotary Attachment (Epilog Legend Helix 24)

* I used scrap wood that added up to about this. Ultimately you need 20x 4"x4" squares of wood.
** I MADE THIS AT TECHSHOP - Use of these Shop Tools requires taking and passing classes:
          • WOD101: Wood Shop SBU (for use of Bandsaw)
          • WOD103: Wood Lathe SBU
          • LAS101: Laser Cutting and Etching SBU
          • LAS201: Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU

Step 1: Make a Wood Block

Cut wood to 10 4"x4" squares of each type using the Bandsaw. Alternating grain direction and type of wood, liberally apply Carpenter Glue to faces, stack, and Clamp firmly. Allow to dry overnight..

While work is drying, time could be spent designing your patters for the laser as explained in Steps 3 & 4.

(Note: I had some odd scrap. Each face was at least this big in case you are wondering what is going on in the picture)

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