In this Instructable you will learn how to make a TO DO chalkboard using a laser cutter. I used the laser cutters at TechShop in San Francisco to make this happen.
Things you will need:
a vector of stencil letters
.25 inch thick MDF with a pre finished chalkboard surface (18" x 24")
a "D" hook
Gorilla Super Glue (www.gorillatough.com)
a measuring device
optional: laytex gloves for applying super glue
a nail and hammer to hang up
and some chalk!
Step 1: Preparing your vector file
First you will create the shape of your chalkboard.
I chose a Rounded Rectangle that was 23"x17".
I decided on that size because the bed in the laser cutter is 24"x18". And I found it to be easiest to just make my cut slightly smaller than the dimensions of my material.
Next you can include your text in a stencil font: TO DO