Introduction: Wooden Glasses With Hinge and Acrylic Lenses

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Today we're going to be doing easy-to-make wooden glasses using our new Trotec Woods Veneer line. Our line comes in 6 various veneers: Maple, Birch, Cedar, Walnut, Bamboo and Cherry. They come in 24"x12" sheets and are 1/8" inches thick.

You might have seen wooden glasses done in the past but they usually require extra work on the hinges. These are extremely easy to make with a folding hinge, they can be created in seconds!

Order your veneer Woods here: https://www.engraving-supplies.ca/engravable-wood...

Step 1: Preparing the Files

Take the artwork files attached in EPS, Ai or CDR format. The lenses and frames are clearly marked. Whatever is black filled is engraved and the red hairline (or 0.1mm line) is the cut line. Blue cut line are for the lenses.

We used our TroGlass Colour Gloss acrylic for the lenses, you can find them here: https://www.engraving-supplies.ca/acrylic-sheets.html

Select the glasses you wish to make, and print them to the laser.

Step 2: Engraving the Logos

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We first engrave the logos on the side of our glasses using the laser. We used the SP500 which is a very powerful laser, most people who will have the Speedy 100, 300 and 400 would want to use around 80 power and 100 speed for their engraving.

Step 3: Cutting the Wood

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We then laser cut the hinges, lens frame and overall frame of the glasses in one job - as the red hairline (0.1mm) cut line. Again, we used a SP500, for most people who would use a 100, 300 and 400 you would need about a 70 power and 1.5 speed for the cutting.

Step 4: Cutting the Lenses

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For the lenses we cut our 1/8" TroGlass Colour Gloss acrylic. In the artwork file they are marked by a blue hairline outline. You can use about an 85 power and 1.5 speed to cut the acrylic with your Speedy 100, 300 or 400 laser.

Step 5: Gluing the Lenses

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All you have to do then is simply glue the inside edges of your wooden frames with Krazy glue and fit in the acrylic lenses, hold for a few seconds and you're done!

Comments

Donutman77 (author)2017-01-28

this is really cool, before I try and make this how durable are the hinges? They're cut like living wood hinges right?

Hi! Yes they're cut like wood hinges so they don't break if you put them on, but if you try to apply a bit of pressure they will snap off. They are faster to make than other wooden glasses, but yes they are more fragile.

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