This summer, my hackerspace LVL1 (in Louisville, Ky) got an awesome laser cutter http://fslaser.com/40w-deluxe-hobby-laser-engraver-and-cutter
. LVL1 is an awesome community of creative folks that like to build stuff. You can always check out what we are up to at http://www.lvl1.org
. If you like instructables and making stuff, you should see if there is a hackerspace in your area. Anyway...
I decided to build a gear clock after seeing something like what I made in a friends office and after playing with the gear renderer in Inkscape. This instructable hopefully will show you how to make what I made and also teach you a little about the design process involved when working with a laser cutter.