After a previous Instructable on making a laser-cut lamp, I realised it was important to create clearer step-by-step guides. As long as you've got a computer that can run a vector software package you'll be able to achieve some very cool results.
If you prefer to skip the Instructable and just get making, feel free to download the .eps files I've already created.
Let me know how you get on!
Step 1: Stuff you'll need
Step 2: Sketch some ideas
At this stage I have a vague idea of the materials that I want to use. I'm thinking of white or clear acrylic and rubbing ink into the engraving details so that they stand out a bit more.
Step 3: Finding images for engraving effects
Good images to look out for have simple shapes and outlines. They also have nice clean backgrounds. This will help make things easier :)
Save the image or images in a folder on your computer. You'll be using these later.