Introduction: Making "cards" for Weaving

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I made it at Techshop (techshop.ws)

Card weaving can be done with many kinds of "cards". I've only used playing cards so far, but they always wear around the holes. I figured wooden ones would work better. I also wanted to make 6 sided cards to try.

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Started with a very thin wooden board bought at the local craft store.

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Created and uploaded the file. (I don't know how to add files or make them available so if you let me know I'll send you the file)

I had some square ones on there too.

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settings for the laser.

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Print the cards. (I used inside out on vector settings so the cards wouldn't move around while the small holes were being cut out)

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The cards came out without a hitch. However those little circles were the same size as the holes in the table and a few were not easy to get out while cleaning.

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I don't think I will need to sand the edges. (But I might just so I don't catch the yarn) I'm going to maybe put a little light stain and maybe a clear to finish them off.

Now I just have to figure out how to weave with them.......Anyone know any good instructables for that????

Comments

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-07-27

I don't know what you can weave with them, but they are awesome! Also, you add a document the same way you add a photo :)

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