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So I've been recently been getting these itches in Exactly the place where my puny little human arms can't reach. I was thinking about buying one, but I wanted to practice using the vector software and laser-cutting, so why not make one myself? In my case, I made it at Techshop!
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Step 1: Collect your materials

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​You'll need at the very least:
- material your making your back scratcher with, such as wood, acrylic, etc
- laser cutter
- some adhesive to hold the layers together and make sure your adhesive is able to bond the material your making your back scratcher out of

Step 2: Design your back scratcher

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So basically here you design how you want your scratcher to be shaped. Since we're using a laser cutter you'll need to think of the layers that will make up your scratcher, as well as making sure you don't make parts too thin so that they end up breaking when your vigorously getting rid of that itch.

Now the cool thing here is that if you use slicing software, you can technically take any 3D model like a Dragon's Claw, slice it into layers, laser cut it into your material, and now you got a totally awesome laser cut Dragon's Claw back scratcher! Here's the instructable for slicing 3D models for laser cutting:

*Tips: Somethings I didn't consider with my original design was that this is actually too Thick (lol) to the point where it'll be hard to get under your shirt to get to that pesky itch (wood and acrylic is pretty strong 1/2 inch wide of 1/8inch thick plywood is more than enough). Also see that upper-left tip of the back scratcher in this design? It needs to be beveled off otherwise it'll catch on your clothes. You'll see me make the updates as we progress.
sangdth1 year ago

It will cost around 50-90€ if you cut it in Helsinki.

rimar20001 year ago

How wonderful technology! Thousands of years of human development were needed to get this back scratcher.