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Picture of Wood Picture Plaque (I made it at TechShop!)
I will share how I made a wood picture plaque at TechShop - www.techshop.ws


Step 1: Jointer / Planer to Smooth Rough Cut Wood

Starting with a rough cut piece of wood, which is less expensive, use the Jointer to smooth out one side.  Use paddles to safely move the material over the blade.  Don't cut more than 1/16 of an inch at a time.  

Once one side is at least semi-smooth, the wood can then be placed in the Planer to finish both sides.  Once the machine starts biting into the wood, continue running it through the planer one side at a time rotating it with each pass.  After each pass, the wheel can be turned 1/4 rotation to smooth the surface deeper and deeper.   

After both sides are smooth, or to the desired dimension, the Jointer can again be used to smooth all four sides. 

 
TuckerFife1 year ago
Good work man that's really cool. I like it a lot
grasmus2 (author)  TuckerFife1 year ago
Sorry for the late reply, thanks!
Claydiz2 years ago
You should contact Deseret Book and pitch this to them.
JasonE Claydiz2 years ago
I agree... this is something I could see there Very cool!
grasmus2 (author)  Claydiz2 years ago
:) I wish. It's actually somewhat pixelated if you look at it close because when I rastered it with higher resolution, the colors didn't look as good (less contrast). Maybe if I mastered one pic, probably the SLC temple. Seems like someone would have tried this by now.
mmcfadden32 years ago
Could you point me how to convert the files to a suitable format? By the looks of it you are able to use any kind of picture. I am just starting at TS Austin and am always interested in what people are doing at the lasers.
grasmus2 (author)  mmcfadden32 years ago
I actually just imported (or copy and pasted - can't remember) the pic into CorelDRAW. Then I printed after selecting the settings I wanted. Good luck, TechShop is great!
Claydiz2 years ago
Forget SLC do San Diego.
grasmus2 (author)  Claydiz2 years ago
That would be awesome too :)
lakers kobe2 years ago
Yeah go Mormons!!!
enelson82 years ago
Yeah! Temple power!
Mormon power!
Cool! you should do one of the Las Vegas temple
hallest2 years ago
Is that the Alabama temple
Detroit, Michigan
grasmus2 (author)  doodlecraft2 years ago
Yep, doodlecraft is right :-)
doodlecraft2 years ago
What a cool idea...now I really *need* a laser cutter. :)
grasmus2 (author)  doodlecraft2 years ago
Would be amazing to have your own!
lgull2 years ago
I love that temple!!!
grasmus2 (author)  lgull2 years ago
Yep, Garrett Anderson took a fantastic pic.
M.Hawse2 years ago
Nice work! You did a fine job on this article.
grasmus2 (author)  M.Hawse2 years ago
Thanks M.Hawse, it was a fun first project for TechShop.