Step 21: Cutting Vertical Panels

My design was that only 4 of the base panels had mitre angles, and the other 4 were right-angle cuts. So, I laser-etched a template to cut on the table saw.

Why didn't I just cut the panels on the laser cutter? Had I done that, I would have had a charred edge which I would have to sand so I could get a good glue connection, which has the potential to get entire shape out of alignment. It's really tricky to make a glue joint on a burnt edge.

Also, in roughly the same amount of time, I can create some table saw jigs and do it with good enough precision.

<p>amazing, me and my friend are going to make it at our school</p>
<p>Amaizing project. </p>
<p>Whoa. Interesting bit about the sun-bleached ABS -- it's quite beautiful!</p>
<p>truly amazing process. </p>
<p>congrats Gabe! Looks so great man! Love the design &amp; process!</p>
so difficultT_T
this is so beautiful
<p>Very, very cool project! I really enjoyed reading your process in making this. </p>

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