If I had an Epilog Laser I think you would see a lot more inlays, and a great deal of acrylic work. I would also use it to convert my pen and ink sketches into some pretty neat tiles and accent pieces. I have some ideas for some table saw modifications and some parts to better utilize a nail gun as well. Thank you for your consideration!
Step 1: The Concept
Various woods (I had to buy a little)
Clamps (I never have enough, ever!)
Step 2: The Angled Slats
First make the angled slats. These make up a large part of the artistic design.
Start by joining 1.5"W x 48"L x .75"Thick boards. When joining this way, always use an even number of boards. You use an even number so you can join them end to end to make your pattern. This will make much more sense later.
You have to make two sets, one larger than the first, and mirrored. (See Images)
Step 3: The Center
Step 4: The outer parts
Step 5: The Install
cut out the shape
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