Introduction: Laser Cut Wooden Name Sign

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What you need:

  • A design idea - I used the Tiny font
  • A computer and graphics program to create the pdf
  • Wood - I used oak (again)
  • Laser cutter - Usually at your local fablab/workerspace

Step 1: Create the Pdf and Cut

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The lines need to be about 0.3mm apart.

The laser I used needed the lines to be 0.02mm thick.

Use ~2.5x the speed (or 40% the power) you'd normally use to cut through the wood.

Step 2: Sand Down and Remove Thin Bits Inside the Letters

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I used a small screw driver to remove thin pieces of wood inside the letters.

Step 3: Finish

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I used oil. I'll mount it on the door with double sided tape.

Comments

Shadowfreak (author)2015-11-17

Nice work :)

Mindmapper1 (author)2015-07-20

Very good

larsenwork (author)Mindmapper12015-07-20

Thanks :)

emilyvanleemput (author)2015-07-20

Great! The different fonts also seem to work quite interesting next to each other!

Thanks - yep, contrast between maskuline and feminine but they're for my cousin and a friend so will be hung on three different doors though :)

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