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  • GangstirGranny commented on Kiteman's instructable Tardis Lampshade3 months ago
    Tardis Lampshade

    Thank you again fot your reply. Initially I tried 'craft wood' a compressed woodchip material of the right thickness, with little success, even with the coping saw, because of the number of cuts involved. But now that you've suggested Balsa wood, I'm sure I'll be able to do it with my trusty Stanley knife and metal ruler and square; and the product will be neater and sharper than what I have achieved with drill and saw. Mainly because of my mistakes placing the hole needed for the saw blade too close to the line of the cut out. But I iwould still be interested to know more about the laser cutter you used. What it is manufactured to deal with, like thickness and density of wood it's designed for, plus what other materials it can handle, as well as workshop space required and price. Altho...see more »Thank you again fot your reply. Initially I tried 'craft wood' a compressed woodchip material of the right thickness, with little success, even with the coping saw, because of the number of cuts involved. But now that you've suggested Balsa wood, I'm sure I'll be able to do it with my trusty Stanley knife and metal ruler and square; and the product will be neater and sharper than what I have achieved with drill and saw. Mainly because of my mistakes placing the hole needed for the saw blade too close to the line of the cut out. But I iwould still be interested to know more about the laser cutter you used. What it is manufactured to deal with, like thickness and density of wood it's designed for, plus what other materials it can handle, as well as workshop space required and price. Although I've only got a decade or so pottering time left I have instilled in the grandchildren the pride and joy obtained from completing a DYI project well and if within my means and power, and if it has enough potential, I would like to include one in the workshop they will use while i live and inherit on my passing. As well as innumerables hand and smaller power tools, I have already purchased a pivoting headed wood lathe for bowl work as well as turning. But I've never seen or even heard of a laser cutter before. Cheers, Chris

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  • GangstirGranny commented on Kiteman's instructable Tardis Lampshade3 months ago
    Tardis Lampshade

    Thank you for your time replying to my query. Although I dont have a copong saw, I do have a rod saw blade on one of my hacksaws. It after i drill a small hole, works quite well, but oh boy is it time consuming. One of my grandsons is a Dr Who fanatic and I would love to make him a, Tardis lamp shade for Christmas this year. I made his sister a 'Tiffany' shade a couple of years ago and that took forever bur this project may top it before I'm finished. In your instructions you said s lazer saw. I've never seen one. I've had coping saws before, but one of the kids/grandkids/mates must have forgotten to return it. How much did it cost you to buy approximately?

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  • GangstirGranny commented on Kiteman's instructable Tardis Lampshade4 months ago
    Tardis Lampshade

    Beautifully designed and built but how hard is it without a laser cutter? I have a Dremel, set square and Stanley knife.

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