Introduction: Laser Cut Wolverine Claws

Picture of Laser Cut Wolverine Claws

Create a set of harmless claws for the perfect costume accessory.

Materials:
1/8" Acrylic
Super Glue
Chrome Spray Paint

Tools:
Laser Cutter
(Full Spectrum Laser - Hobby Laser)

Step 1: Cut

Picture of Cut

Cut your files out with a laser cutter. Engrave the blue lines and cut on the red lines.

Included are the "Small" and "Full" files.
The "Full" file will make a full sized set of claws, while the "Small" file will make a smaller, childrens set.
Each file will make ONE set of claws, so for a pair of claws, you will need to print the file twice.

Step 2: Glue

Picture of Glue

Glue the center brace along the engraved line. Add glue to all four sides of the brace and center the claw on the line. Hold it in place until it is secure. Do the same with the second bar.

Step 3: Glue Some More

Picture of Glue Some More

Once the center support is dry, add glue to the edge of the support brace. Slide the outer claw into place. Before the glue is fully set, be sure that the claw is parallel to the first one. Set it aside to dry.

Step 4: Repeat!

Picture of Repeat!

Add glue to the remaining end of the support brace. Position the last claw so that it is even and parallel to the previous two.

Step 5: Paint

Picture of Paint

Once the glue is set and all the pieces are dry, take the claws out to a well ventilated area and coat it with 2-3 layers of spray paint. Give the paint proper time to dry between coats. Optionally, you can add a glossy clear coat to protect the paint from wear and damage.

Step 6: Done

Picture of Done

Comments

dylanmarcel (author)2017-03-19

how do we get these files to work with Easel for my x-carve?

gal-x-e (author)2015-09-30

cool.. ? culde be nice to see a photo from the back of the hand. ?

Sunny Naguri made it! (author)gal-x-e2016-08-18

here

mobjon (author)gal-x-e2015-10-13

cool

jonnythunder99 (author)gal-x-e2015-10-01

exactly what I was going to ask.

Sunny Naguri made it! (author)2016-08-18

Made one!

Tim P (author)2015-10-15

do you do the same thing with medal for making them actrual blades?

stephen.casto.9 (author)2015-10-05

That will seriously hurt someone if they swing it and it hit anything. The back part will dig into the top of the hand bad! It's a toy, so some kid (not understanding what will happen) will use it like that and get hurt....

EsaE (author)stephen.casto.92015-10-09

Not really a toy, more of a cosplay accessory. If you think this is too dangerous for your kid, then don't give it to them. Pretty simple.

At that point, I think it's a parental concern. If you don't think a kid can be responsible, don't make them. Regardless acrylic is very flimsy and breakable. If you put any real force to it, it will easily break. I laser cut a pair of these and the laser melts and rounds of the acrylic very well. It's not sharp, so imagining a child to have the force to dig in and cause any damage is really astounding.

gcliffe (author)2015-10-05

great Structable.... my lad would love these.
I see the the PC cotton wool suit crew have a negative view- why are these people even on this site?

The Rambler (author)2015-10-05

Nice! I love that you have them in different sizes.

omikeo (author)2015-10-04

yeah amazing what that paint can do

bananap (author)2015-10-04

that's gonna hurt if you actually try to swing at something

NathanSellers (author)2015-10-04

Nice job. They look great. Would love to see a pic on the hand.

thecrazymagnetman (author)2015-10-02

From the first pic I saw I thought they were legitamite metal. Well done!

Yes same here i was too was very astonished when i watched video and saw acrylic.

About This Instructable

18,370views

279favorites

License:

Bio: Full Spectrum Laser (fslaser.com) designs, manufactures, and retails a full range of consumer and industrial grade laser cutters, engravers, and 3D printers. FSL creates ... More »
More by FSLASER:Wood Composition NotebooksHalloween CoastersK-Cup Wall Dispenser
Add instructable to: