Introduction: Wooden Toy Airplane

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This week we are laser cutting and engraving an awesome wooden toy airplane on our Speedy 300 laser machine! We use 1/8" MDF wood.

We made this plane in our TroSpace Makerspace in our facility in Calgary, AB. The space is open for educators and those in the Makerspace and Fablab movements.

Step 1: Download Artwork File

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You can download the artwork file as an CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator file. The red hairline outline (0.001") represents the the cut line and should be RBG Red, and the fill RBG Black and Turquoise are the different engraving levels.

Step 2: Laser Cut and Engrave

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We used the Speedy 300 flexx laser machine (60w) to cut and engrave the 1/8" MDF wood.

Engraving setting: 85 Power, 85 Speed
Cutting setting: 85 Power, 0.9 Speed

Step 3: Assembly

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There aren't a lot of parts so assembly is minimal. You would need crazy glue to glue together all the parts and hinges.


dhaykus0418 (author)2016-08-27

I'm almost done putting together the one I cut here at my local Techshop. I left off the advertising and sales pitch of course and put the struts so the upper wing is forward of the lower wing and it looks much better, more like the old pictures you see of classic bi-planes. I'll add an image as soon as i can.

Interesting! Looking forward to see it.

dhaykus0418 made it! (author)Trotec Laser Canada2016-09-03

Here are some shots of the one I've completed. I'm thinking about doing one in red acrylic with some iron crosses added to the file (sort of Red Baron-ish).


Wow looks amazing!

Thanks, right now I'm working on one made of some 3mm green and yellow acrylic I had laying around. All the cutting is done on the Epilog lasers we have here at TechShop in Detroit.

Shabraiz10 (author)2016-08-27

hi this is cool I tried making it for my son as b day present but I failed, I'm wondering if you would sell it to me

Sorry unfortunately we only sell the laser machines :(. Where did you run into trouble? Were you using a Trotec laser?

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