Step 2: Use Table Router to Add Nice Edge on Plaque

Now that all the edges are smooth and ready to go, a nice surface edge can be cut out on the plaque using a table router.  The TechShop technician helped me with the setup and initial cuts.  The bit I chose gave the plaque a classy look, and there are many looks that can be achieved based on the bit chosen.   

After setting up the machine with the bit in place, start with one cross grain edge, and begin cutting.  Extreme care should be taken when operating the machine.  Once one side is complete, move around the piece to complete the other three sides.  Multiple passes can help to further smooth out the edges. 

Once all four edges are completed, this finalizes the work needed in the wood shop.  Remember to clean up! ;-D
Good work man that's really cool. I like it a lot
Sorry for the late reply, thanks!
You should contact Deseret Book and pitch this to them.
I agree... this is something I could see there Very cool!
:) 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.
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.
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!
Forget SLC do San Diego.
That would be awesome too :)
Yeah go Mormons!!!
Yeah! Temple power!<br/>Mormon power!
Cool! you should do one of the Las Vegas temple
Is that the Alabama temple
Detroit, Michigan
Yep, doodlecraft is right :-)
What a cool idea...now I really *need* a laser cutter. :)
Would be amazing to have your own!
I love that temple!!!
Yep, Garrett Anderson took a fantastic pic.
Nice work! You did a fine job on this article.
Thanks M.Hawse, it was a fun first project for TechShop.

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