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Easily pick up many pieces from the laser cutter bed

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Here's a quick tech tip for using laser cutters.

I was cutting veneer for an inlay project on the laser cutters at TechShop, and I had a LOT of little tiny pieces to pick up off the laser vector grid.  It's way more difficult than it looks -- for some reason, you just can't get your fingers or fingernail under the piece to pick it up.

So here's the solution:  use blue painter's tape!  Simple as that -- you pick up the pieces with blue painters tape, then you simply attach the painters tape to a surface, sticky side out with another pice of tape, and use tweezers to pick off each piece as you need it!  

It couldn't be easier.

FYI, I made it at TechShop.
togo19191 year ago

You made the Blue Tape at TechShop?!

Nice tip! I would love to see that finished project! It looks really cool :)
ccrome (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Yep, I'm getting there. I will post it as I can. I'm working on it. I'll post it when I get time. It is pretty cool :-)