Instructables: exploring - workshop - laser-cutting - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:31:04 PST BLOX v1.01 Mechanical Wood Toy Using a Laser Cutter. http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-Wood-Toy-Using-a-Laser-Cutter/
Mechanical Wood Toy Using a Laser Cutter. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/XTES/JA8JLIG9/FBIXTESJA8JLIG9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/XTES/JA8JLIG9/FBIXTESJA8JLIG9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/XTES/JA8JLIG9/FBIXTESJA8JLIG9.SMALL.jpg 102068 If you want to be able to create this amazing mechanical wood toy using a laser cutter, here are several easy steps on how to make it: Step 1: Materials There are three main materials you need to have to proceed with this project. The first one being a working computer. In this specific project I...
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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:18:04 PST
Trophies Made With Home-built Laser Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Trophies-Made-With-Home-built-Laser-Cutter/
Trophies Made With Home-built Laser Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/V04Q/J9SVNUKI/FGUV04QJ9SVNUKI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/V04Q/J9SVNUKI/FGUV04QJ9SVNUKI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/V04Q/J9SVNUKI/FGUV04QJ9SVNUKI.SMALL.jpg Further Fabrication Check out the video for an overview.TL;DR Friends of mine needed some awards for a prize giving event - I used DIY know how and my homemade laser cutter to make them some unique trophies.I'll go into more detail here because I'm better at writing than I am at talking.First up I’m going to explain ab...
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Sat, 11 Nov 2017 05:12:39 PST
Halloween Projection Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Halloween-Projection-Lantern/
Halloween Projection Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4V/H4CY/J98RDTW0/F4VH4CYJ98RDTW0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4V/H4CY/J98RDTW0/F4VH4CYJ98RDTW0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4V/H4CY/J98RDTW0/F4VH4CYJ98RDTW0.SMALL.jpg Colton Lyons This instructable will tech you how to create your very own halloween projection lantern. This lantern can project images on a surface using an internal light source. Get Your Design The first step is to find a design you would like to have projected onto surfaces. you can use any image you want....
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Fri, 27 Oct 2017 13:24:40 PDT
Constellation Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Constellation-Lamp/
Constellation Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8K/UAZZ/J8QGE608/F8KUAZZJ8QGE608.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8K/UAZZ/J8QGE608/F8KUAZZJ8QGE608.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8K/UAZZ/J8QGE608/F8KUAZZJ8QGE608.SMALL.jpg Fisherck A friend and I had drawn up a basic design for a lamp with constellations that we wanted to make using a laser cutter. Over the summer I finally had the time to build the structure in a CAD program, and create the constellation art so that it can be built. After a couple versions of the lamp, I've c...
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Sat, 14 Oct 2017 21:57:48 PDT
Steampunk Gear Earrings http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Gear-Earrings/
Steampunk Gear Earrings - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/U645/J8YRIEHI/FUXU645J8YRIEHI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/U645/J8YRIEHI/FUXU645J8YRIEHI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/U645/J8YRIEHI/FUXU645J8YRIEHI.SMALL.jpg ash966 These earrings are easy-to-make steampunk or industrial-style jewelry. You can also use the basic template to make necklaces, bracelets, pins, or as charms for fascinators/hats/hairpins. Materials You'll need the following: Access to a laser engraver/cutter (I used a Universal Laser Systems V...
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Sat, 14 Oct 2017 20:06:12 PDT
Simply Smart Laser Cut Gift Ideas http://www.instructables.com/id/Simply-Smart-Laser-Cut-Gift-Ideas/ https://cdn.instructables.com/FRQ/7Z3N/J8OR4IOU/FRQ7Z3NJ8OR4IOU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRQ/7Z3N/J8OR4IOU/FRQ7Z3NJ8OR4IOU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRQ/7Z3N/J8OR4IOU/FRQ7Z3NJ8OR4IOU.SMALL.jpg Paige Russell This is a collection of some of my favorite laser cut projects on the site. Each one would make an amazing gift for any occasion! Laser Cut Clock Laser Cut Shirt Laser-Cut Posable Refrigerator Magnets Laser Cut Paper Concertina Streamer No Glue Laser Cut Whistle Laser Cut Plant...
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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:08:55 PDT
How to Improve Engraving Quality of Laser Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Improve-Engraving-Quality-of-Laser-Machine/
How to Improve Engraving Quality of Laser Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/99XD/J8F5REM3/F1H99XDJ8F5REM3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/99XD/J8F5REM3/F1H99XDJ8F5REM3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/99XD/J8F5REM3/F1H99XDJ8F5REM3.SMALL.jpg cartonus If you want to improve engraving quality of your laser machine, try a simple setup procedure - adjust Reverse Interval. Initial Data Chinese laser machine Table: 500x300 mm Laser tube: 40 watts Program: RDWorks Engraving Parameters Run laser cutting program and draw small square with sides 10...
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Fri, 6 Oct 2017 21:40:36 PDT
Candle Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Candle-Holder-6/
Candle Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPU/792M/J8AGPHNH/FPU792MJ8AGPHNH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPU/792M/J8AGPHNH/FPU792MJ8AGPHNH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPU/792M/J8AGPHNH/FPU792MJ8AGPHNH.SMALL.jpg FABLAB Dhahran Hello guys. So, this instructable is really easy and will take no time to design and make a candle holder. We will learn how to make a box and then add some pattern to each side of it then cut it and assemble it using the laser cutter machine. Lets get started. Note: This project was made in FABLAB...
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Tue, 3 Oct 2017 06:26:20 PDT
Carter's Lasercut Tank - StuG III Ausf. F http://www.instructables.com/id/Carters-Lasercut-Tank-StuG-III-Ausf-F/
Carter's Lasercut Tank - StuG III Ausf. F - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/TKUW/J86HNZEN/FOXTKUWJ86HNZEN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/TKUW/J86HNZEN/FOXTKUWJ86HNZEN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/TKUW/J86HNZEN/FOXTKUWJ86HNZEN.SMALL.jpg JackCarter This is my second tank ! the german Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. F (or the StuG III F). This instructable shows you the steps to follow so you can build your own.Download the model on its Thingiverse page : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2560738You can check out the group of my FabLab : https://www.th...
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Sat, 30 Sep 2017 09:35:55 PDT
Laser Cut Xiangqi(Chinese Chess) http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-XiangqiChinese-Chess/
Laser Cut Xiangqi(Chinese Chess) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/LPLL/J836DKP2/FP2LPLLJ836DKP2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/LPLL/J836DKP2/FP2LPLLJ836DKP2.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/LPLL/J836DKP2/FP2LPLLJ836DKP2.SMALL.jpg Handaxe_Maker In this article we will learn how to make a Xiangqi(Chinese chess) by laser cutting.We have always wanted to make some Chinese traditional items through digital manufacturing tool. Through this kind of making we can pay tribute to the spirit of the old time craftsmen.Xiangqi (象棋; pinyin: xiàngqí), a...
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Thu, 28 Sep 2017 02:54:51 PDT
How to Make a Laser Cut Keychain Pendant by Abigail Nair http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Laser-Cut-Keychain-Pendant-by-Abigai/
How to Make a Laser Cut Keychain Pendant by Abigail Nair - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/NKJ9/J7UQZVI4/FLXNKJ9J7UQZVI4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/NKJ9/J7UQZVI4/FLXNKJ9J7UQZVI4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/NKJ9/J7UQZVI4/FLXNKJ9J7UQZVI4.SMALL.jpg abixd247 Creating a laser cut pendant for your keychain is quite an easy and fun with the right knowledge and tools,all though it can take time depending on the design the end results will always out weigh the labor ,to create this pendant for your keychain here's what you'll need:Laser cutter Laptop equippe...
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Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:49:55 PDT
LASER CUT CALENDAR http://www.instructables.com/id/LASER-CUT-CALENDAR/
LASER CUT CALENDAR - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/KXKH/J7QGOOO1/FVXKXKHJ7QGOOO1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/KXKH/J7QGOOO1/FVXKXKHJ7QGOOO1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/KXKH/J7QGOOO1/FVXKXKHJ7QGOOO1.SMALL.jpg nakeishaestrada In this Instructables we will be learning how to create a calendar which has the function to move around to a certain number, day or month, created by a laser cutter.This calendar is a very simple project and does not take very long to create, but the finishing product is rewarding.There 6 simple st...
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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:23:17 PDT
Point-of-Purchase Acrylic Make-Up Stand | Laser Cut and Engraved http://www.instructables.com/id/Point-of-Purchase-Acrylic-Make-Up-Stand-Laser-Cut-/
Point-of-Purchase Acrylic Make-Up Stand | Laser Cut and Engraved - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/5JF8/J7AQWZ4J/FXJ5JF8J7AQWZ4J.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/5JF8/J7AQWZ4J/FXJ5JF8J7AQWZ4J.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/5JF8/J7AQWZ4J/FXJ5JF8J7AQWZ4J.SMALL.jpg Trotec Laser Canada This week we're adding a new element to our projects, acrylic bending! We have combined laser cutting and engraving with UV printing and now - acrylic heat bending!We go through the steps on how to make your own Point-of-Purchase (POP) display using our SP500 laser cutting machine, our Mutoh Value...
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Sat, 9 Sep 2017 12:50:18 PDT
Kinetic Wave Simulator Made Easy! http://www.instructables.com/id/Kinetic-Wave-Simulator-Made-Easy/
Kinetic Wave Simulator Made Easy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/9S23/J7AQPPUN/FE99S23J7AQPPUN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/9S23/J7AQPPUN/FE99S23J7AQPPUN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/9S23/J7AQPPUN/FE99S23J7AQPPUN.SMALL.jpg Tanveerkhorajiya This is simple device which imitate organic motion (natural wave) by means of mechanical movements. First Inspiration and reference is taken from Kaleb Craft project, due credits to him! Here in this project I have tried to simplify making process as much as possible, so anyone without high technica...
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Thu, 7 Sep 2017 10:58:32 PDT
Carter's Lasercut Tank - KV-1 (motorizable) http://www.instructables.com/id/Carters-Lasercut-Tank-KV-1-motorizable/
Carter's Lasercut Tank - KV-1 (motorizable) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/796T/J7AQTS3N/F8B796TJ7AQTS3N.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/796T/J7AQTS3N/F8B796TJ7AQTS3N.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/796T/J7AQTS3N/F8B796TJ7AQTS3N.SMALL.jpg JackCarter Here is the tutorial to assemble the KV-1 model i made. the final model is about ~1/18 scale (about 37 cm long).You will need : 20x 40mm Ø3mm screws with 2 nuts per screw (40 bolts then) 6x 20mm Ø3mm screws with one nut per screw (only 2 screws can be enough) 2x Ø3mm 50-60mm long rodsThe tank is ava...
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Thu, 7 Sep 2017 07:44:31 PDT
Laser Cut Skiff Eurorack Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Skiff-Eurorack-Case/
Laser Cut Skiff Eurorack Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/8NZF/J76GAQ1F/FCM8NZFJ76GAQ1F.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/8NZF/J76GAQ1F/FCM8NZFJ76GAQ1F.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/8NZF/J76GAQ1F/FCM8NZFJ76GAQ1F.SMALL.jpg push_reset This is a guide of how I made a very simple laser cut 84HP eurorack case. To enter the modular eurorack world, I started with an Erica Synths DIY kit. Specifically the Polivoks VCO I. The old version. Erica Synths now sells a new version of the module. Along with the VCO kit, my friend gave me a Pit...
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Wed, 6 Sep 2017 14:21:31 PDT
Hosting Laser Cutting Workshop for Beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Hosting-Laser-Cutting-Workshop-for-Beginners/
Hosting Laser Cutting Workshop for Beginners - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/ZZS9/J6QQX7CW/F3HZZS9J6QQX7CW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/ZZS9/J6QQX7CW/F3HZZS9J6QQX7CW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/ZZS9/J6QQX7CW/F3HZZS9J6QQX7CW.SMALL.jpg mchau2 In February 2017, I joined a relatively new Makerspace in Hong Kong! it's the Robotics Garage!Some so-called "MakerSpaces" in Hong Kong are over-prized and hard to get to in old industrial building. However Robotics Garage is located in the tech zone in Hong Kong Science Park, home to many tech comp...
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Sun, 27 Aug 2017 23:10:31 PDT
Iphone 7 Headphone Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Iphone-7-Headphone-Holder/
Iphone 7 Headphone Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F77/HHYK/J6MG9GPC/F77HHYKJ6MG9GPC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F77/HHYK/J6MG9GPC/F77HHYKJ6MG9GPC.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F77/HHYK/J6MG9GPC/F77HHYKJ6MG9GPC.SMALL.jpg NathanL111 Among the many reasons of why the Iphone 7 irritates me, the headphones given were perhaps the worst one. In the Iphone 6, apple included a convenient and portable headphone holder for their users, but in their iphone 7 models, they removed that portability. I decided to make a small, cozy, and usef...
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Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:09:34 PDT
Laser Cut Helicone http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Helicone/
Laser Cut Helicone - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FMW/KTLC/J6MGBZJJ/FMWKTLCJ6MGBZJJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMW/KTLC/J6MGBZJJ/FMWKTLCJ6MGBZJJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMW/KTLC/J6MGBZJJ/FMWKTLCJ6MGBZJJ.SMALL.jpg NathanL111 Original Design (John Edmark): Instructables influence: https://www.instructables.com/id/Helicone-DNA/I recently became fascinated by John Edmark's work. He's a designer and scientist who creates beautiful sculptures that intertwine the aesthetics of nature with our understanding of mathematics.Tod...
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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:56:04 PDT
How to Design and Laser Cut a Game Card Storage Box http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Design-and-Laser-Cut-a-Game-Card-Storage-Bo/
How to Design and Laser Cut a Game Card Storage Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOW/RTLN/J6CGCWB7/FOWRTLNJ6CGCWB7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOW/RTLN/J6CGCWB7/FOWRTLNJ6CGCWB7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOW/RTLN/J6CGCWB7/FOWRTLNJ6CGCWB7.SMALL.jpg greylightmay In this Instructable I show how to design a card box from the inside out to fit your favorite card game. I do my design in Adobe Illustrator and I cut the parts on a laser cutter. My example is based on Arkham Horror the Card Game, but you could use the same process for any card game. I show both ac...
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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:40:15 PDT
Single Spiral CD Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Single-Spiral-CD-Rack/
Single Spiral CD Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/MR3Z/J6CG6S0J/FO5MR3ZJ6CG6S0J.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/MR3Z/J6CG6S0J/FO5MR3ZJ6CG6S0J.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/MR3Z/J6CG6S0J/FO5MR3ZJ6CG6S0J.SMALL.jpg NathanL111 My Cd collection has been messily sitting on my bookshelf for a few months, so I wanted to creatively build something that would hold them. I was recently inspired by John Edmark's work, so I began envisioning DNA and helical structures. Thus, I've created a Single Spiral CD rack for all my archaic ...
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Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:40:46 PDT
Adjustable Laser Cut Spice Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-Laser-Cut-Spice-Rack/
Adjustable Laser Cut Spice Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/4VV9/J6CG3Z17/FJL4VV9J6CG3Z17.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/4VV9/J6CG3Z17/FJL4VV9J6CG3Z17.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/4VV9/J6CG3Z17/FJL4VV9J6CG3Z17.SMALL.jpg NathanL111 One issue I've had with cooking lately is that I have trouble locating my spices. My cabinet is quite small, so reaching for the right spices can be a hassle. Today, I'll be building a spice rack. The design is flexible, so anyone can extend this to hold an arbitrary number of spices. For requiremen...
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Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:24:27 PDT
Lasercut Little Wood Boxes http://www.instructables.com/id/Lasercut-Little-Wood-Boxes/
Lasercut Little Wood Boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXT/D42B/J6CG1T26/FXTD42BJ6CG1T26.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXT/D42B/J6CG1T26/FXTD42BJ6CG1T26.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXT/D42B/J6CG1T26/FXTD42BJ6CG1T26.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi Sometimes you need to make a container for some tools or a present.If you have access to a laser-cutter machine I think a beautiful solution would be to make a joints plywood box. If you make a search on the web you could find a very good tool by Florian Festi. Boxes.py Among his projects you se...
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Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:30:34 PDT
Laser Engrave Metal http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Engrave-Metal/
Laser Engrave Metal - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/WQQW/J6B0MT2H/FB5WQQWJ6B0MT2H.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/WQQW/J6B0MT2H/FB5WQQWJ6B0MT2H.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/WQQW/J6B0MT2H/FB5WQQWJ6B0MT2H.SMALL.jpg brichtl Being able to engrave metal was one of the main reasons, why I got a laser cutter. In this instructable I am going to show you some of my experiences. Please share your results and experiences in the comments, I would love to learn more about engraving metals. A word of warning: The process of engra...
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Sun, 13 Aug 2017 13:35:25 PDT
Fume Coffin Pre-Filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Fume-Coffin-Pre-Filter/
Fume Coffin Pre-Filter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/G10G/J654QIIT/FHVG10GJ654QIIT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/G10G/J654QIIT/FHVG10GJ654QIIT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/G10G/J654QIIT/FHVG10GJ654QIIT.SMALL.jpg patternmusic I developed and built the Fume Coffin - Laser Cutter Exhaust Vent Filter to assist with filtering the exhaust vented from my 50 Watt CO2 laser cutter. This new Instructable is an optional add-on for the Fume Coffin project. The Fume Coffin design has been successful at filtering the exhaust from my ...
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Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:26:09 PDT
Laser Engraved Journal http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Engraved-Journal/
Laser Engraved Journal - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/Q3VU/J62G64VZ/F5PQ3VUJ62G64VZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/Q3VU/J62G64VZ/F5PQ3VUJ62G64VZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/Q3VU/J62G64VZ/F5PQ3VUJ62G64VZ.SMALL.jpg brichtl In this instructable I am going to show you how I make my currently favourite gift: personalized laser engraved journals. They consist of a wood cover and back plate and as you can see in the pictures while disigning them you can let your imagination run wild. Things You Need You will need: c...
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Tue, 8 Aug 2017 10:02:20 PDT
Laser Cut 3D Printer Spool Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-3D-Printer-Spool-Holder/
Laser Cut 3D Printer Spool Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/1M5Z/J5X0OSVO/FM81M5ZJ5X0OSVO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/1M5Z/J5X0OSVO/FM81M5ZJ5X0OSVO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/1M5Z/J5X0OSVO/FM81M5ZJ5X0OSVO.SMALL.jpg jkmoule I won an M200 desktop 3D printer at a local makerspace contest, and I didn't have a good spool holder. This model is meant to be a very minimal holder so as not to take up a lot of desk room. It holds filament spools that are 2.9" across or so, which is pretty standard (at least in all the makerspac...
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Sat, 5 Aug 2017 18:58:00 PDT
Game of Thones Hodor Door Stop http://www.instructables.com/id/Game-of-Thones-Hodor-Door-Stop/
Game of Thones Hodor Door Stop - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/96EW/J5X0O75N/FY696EWJ5X0O75N.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/96EW/J5X0O75N/FY696EWJ5X0O75N.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/96EW/J5X0O75N/FY696EWJ5X0O75N.SMALL.jpg jkmoule Learn how to make your very own Hodor door stop! In this tutorial, I will walk you through all the steps I took in making my own Hodor door stop. The design comes from a friend of mine, who does not want to be named. Note: for this tutorial, you will need access to a laser cutter.Please download one...
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Sat, 5 Aug 2017 17:51:24 PDT
Laser Cut Unicorn http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Unicorn/
Laser Cut Unicorn - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/SPHN/J5X0O0F9/FC5SPHNJ5X0O0F9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/SPHN/J5X0O0F9/FC5SPHNJ5X0O0F9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/SPHN/J5X0O0F9/FC5SPHNJ5X0O0F9.SMALL.jpg jkmoule In this tutorial, we will be making a 3D unicorn model out of 2D pieces. It'd make an excellent gift. Please download the attached file 'unicorn parts' (both the .ai and .pdf file work).First, I would like to give credit to chemlife from thingiverse for the CAD model I used to make the design. It ca...
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Sat, 5 Aug 2017 16:54:00 PDT
Laser Cut USB Thumb Drive Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-USB-Thumb-Drive-Holder/
Laser Cut USB Thumb Drive Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FML/15KH/J5UA9I8O/FML15KHJ5UA9I8O.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FML/15KH/J5UA9I8O/FML15KHJ5UA9I8O.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FML/15KH/J5UA9I8O/FML15KHJ5UA9I8O.SMALL.jpg Snackattacker If you are like me then you have tons of various USB drives laying around. I decided to kill the clutter and get organized. A simple holder would keep all the drives in one easy to find place.To do this, you just need access to a laser cutter and have some scraps laying around. This project doesn...
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Thu, 3 Aug 2017 08:13:09 PDT
Multi-Clock Banner | UV Printed and Laser Cut http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Clock-Banner-UV-Printed-and-Laser-Cut/
Multi-Clock Banner | UV Printed and Laser Cut - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/43CA/J5UA4HBX/FAN43CAJ5UA4HBX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/43CA/J5UA4HBX/FAN43CAJ5UA4HBX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/43CA/J5UA4HBX/FAN43CAJ5UA4HBX.SMALL.jpg Trotec Laser Canada This week we will show you how to make this incredible Around the World Clock Display with the help of our laser machine and a UV printer. Materials Used:- TroGlass Clear cast acrylic - 6mm- TroGlass Colour Gloss translucent cast acrylic - 3mm (Red and Fuchsia) - TroGlass Colour Gloss satin cast acr...
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Wed, 2 Aug 2017 06:55:03 PDT
The Paint Caddy http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Paint-Caddy/
The Paint Caddy - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/1LTJ/J5SG0FTX/FT91LTJJ5SG0FTX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/1LTJ/J5SG0FTX/FT91LTJJ5SG0FTX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/1LTJ/J5SG0FTX/FT91LTJJ5SG0FTX.SMALL.jpg NEIN Welcome to the Paint Caddy!If you paint a lot of models or miniatures, you've probably found yourself digging through tupperware containers of little paint bottles. I've designed and built this neat little tray to store my paints, but also to give me an attractive case that's not just for carrying ...
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Tue, 1 Aug 2017 09:09:53 PDT
Legend of Korra Clear Acrylic Coasters http://www.instructables.com/id/Legend-of-Korra-Clear-Acrylic-Coasters/
Legend of Korra Clear Acrylic Coasters - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FL2/BEWD/J5SFWYJZ/FL2BEWDJ5SFWYJZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FL2/BEWD/J5SFWYJZ/FL2BEWDJ5SFWYJZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FL2/BEWD/J5SFWYJZ/FL2BEWDJ5SFWYJZ.SMALL.jpg charleneeshong To celebrate the release of the new THE LEGEND OF KORRA: TURF WARS PART ONE comics (check it out!!) I wanted to make acrylic coasters to give to the illustrator. Acrylic is a bit different from wood, so though this will be similar to my Instructables for Star Wars Birch Coasters, there are a few ext...
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Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:52:23 PDT
Laser Cut Video Game Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Video-Game-Holder/
Laser Cut Video Game Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/9U8H/J5MQS5I1/FRM9U8HJ5MQS5I1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/9U8H/J5MQS5I1/FRM9U8HJ5MQS5I1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/9U8H/J5MQS5I1/FRM9U8HJ5MQS5I1.SMALL.jpg jkmoule My apartment mates and didn't have a place to store our video games, so they would tend to clutter up the table and the top of the PS4, and even sometimes the floor around the table. It got a little too messy for me, so I whipped up some designs and cut out an easy to assemble video game holder usin...
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Sun, 30 Jul 2017 13:43:31 PDT
Parallels for Aligning Lasers and CNC Routers http://www.instructables.com/id/Parallels-for-Aligning-Lasers-and-CNC-Routers/
Parallels for Aligning Lasers and CNC Routers - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7J/NDCX/J5MQRESE/F7JNDCXJ5MQRESE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7J/NDCX/J5MQRESE/F7JNDCXJ5MQRESE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7J/NDCX/J5MQRESE/F7JNDCXJ5MQRESE.SMALL.jpg geotek In a previous Instructable I showed how to build the "Laser Buddy". This device get the laser aimed very precisely a a point on the workpiece. But there is no guarantee that the workpiece is square to the axis of the machine. Here's a set of adjustable parallels that will save the day.CNC routers...
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Sun, 30 Jul 2017 11:29:30 PDT
Laser Cut Wii Base http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Wii-Base/
Laser Cut Wii Base - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPC/67WK/J5MQPIAO/FPC67WKJ5MQPIAO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPC/67WK/J5MQPIAO/FPC67WKJ5MQPIAO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPC/67WK/J5MQPIAO/FPC67WKJ5MQPIAO.SMALL.jpg jkmoule We've had a Wii for many years now, and the stand got lost a long time ago. We've had to lay the Wii sideways and it taks up a lot more table space. I thought I would measure the Wii and laser cut a replacement stand. The stand is my own design, but I do not own the rights to the Wii or to the idea ...
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Sat, 29 Jul 2017 22:24:55 PDT
Laser Cut Signature Placard http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Signature-Placard/
Laser Cut Signature Placard - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6B/5ZH5/J5MQLGM1/F6B5ZH5J5MQLGM1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6B/5ZH5/J5MQLGM1/F6B5ZH5J5MQLGM1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6B/5ZH5/J5MQLGM1/F6B5ZH5J5MQLGM1.SMALL.jpg Menglong Guo This tutorial will teach you how to prep a file in illustrator to laser cut your signature on a placard for decoration, a keychain, or even a gift!You will need:1. Access to laser cutter that can engrave and cut the material of your choice!2. The material you want to engrave on (Check if it is las...
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Sat, 29 Jul 2017 17:13:41 PDT
Wooden Puzzle #2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Puzzle-2/
Wooden Puzzle #2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/DWC4/J5MQER1X/F6LDWC4J5MQER1X.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/DWC4/J5MQER1X/F6LDWC4J5MQER1X.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/DWC4/J5MQER1X/F6LDWC4J5MQER1X.SMALL.jpg jkmoule My roommate has a bunch of cool wooden puzzles, and I thought I'd share the fun. This is the second of the puzzles, and a bit more challenging than the first. Note: this is not my design. I did create the Illustrator file with the parts, but the idea of the puzzle came from a puzzle company that my ...
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Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:31:37 PDT
How to Cut and Engrave a Stone Cheese Platter http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Cut-and-Engrave-a-Stone-Cheese-Platter/
How to Cut and Engrave a Stone Cheese Platter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/4Z2J/J5MQ9A3G/FK14Z2JJ5MQ9A3G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/4Z2J/J5MQ9A3G/FK14Z2JJ5MQ9A3G.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/4Z2J/J5MQ9A3G/FK14Z2JJ5MQ9A3G.SMALL.jpg btelliot The perfect gift for a geologist who is moving away is a customized stone cheese plate! ...as long as they have some room in their bags for a few more rocks!The basic process is as follows: Source the stone Cut the stone into thin slabs Grind and polish the stone Engrave the stone using...
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Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:19:35 PDT
Star Wars Birch Coasters http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Wars-Birch-Coasters/
Star Wars Birch Coasters - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/BT5F/J5MQ806G/FEWBT5FJ5MQ806G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/BT5F/J5MQ806G/FEWBT5FJ5MQ806G.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/BT5F/J5MQ806G/FEWBT5FJ5MQ806G.SMALL.jpg charleneeshong I wanted to make my own set of Star Wars coasters, so I decided to utilize the lasercutter in our Makerspace to do so! I found my design, then adjusted it in Illustrator, then lasercut it. Emblems as Vectors I was lucky enough to find the hard work of cartonus on DeviantArt, who had already conve...
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Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:14:47 PDT
Laser Buddy, Laser Alignment Made Easy http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Buddy-Laser-Alignment-Made-Easy/
Laser Buddy, Laser Alignment Made Easy - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/X1L2/J5MQ6NCB/FJ0X1L2J5MQ6NCB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/X1L2/J5MQ6NCB/FJ0X1L2J5MQ6NCB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/X1L2/J5MQ6NCB/FJ0X1L2J5MQ6NCB.SMALL.jpg geotek This is a simple device that will make your laser to work alignment easier and more precise then you would have ever thought possible. Red dot pointers are nice, and they are certainly a great thing to have. But, they are generally not very precise, and on clear material they can be hard to use. ...
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Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:27:30 PDT
How to Make Halftone Vectors for Lasercutting (Method 2) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Halftone-Vectors-for-Lasercutting-Meth-1/
How to Make Halftone Vectors for Lasercutting (Method 2) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/WZM2/J5MQ7HBA/FWCWZM2J5MQ7HBA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/WZM2/J5MQ7HBA/FWCWZM2J5MQ7HBA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/WZM2/J5MQ7HBA/FWCWZM2J5MQ7HBA.SMALL.jpg charleneeshong This is a continuation of my other Instructables, How to Make Halftone Vectors for Lasercutting (Method 1). As the title suggests, this is Method 2! They produce different results, so it's up to you to choose which one you prefer appearance-wise. Both methods are done in Adobe Illustrator. As mentio...
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Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:58:03 PDT
Laser Cut Shark http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Shark/
Laser Cut Shark - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/KKM1/J5K6256C/FAHKKM1J5K6256C.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/KKM1/J5K6256C/FAHKKM1J5K6256C.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/KKM1/J5K6256C/FAHKKM1J5K6256C.SMALL.jpg jkmoule In this tutorial, we will be making a 3D shark model out of 2D pieces. Please download the attached file 'shark parts' (either the .ai and .pdf file work, depending on your software).First, I would like to give credit to shraska1 from thingiverse for the CAD model of the shark I used to make the des...
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Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:47:49 PDT
Laser Cut Elephant http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Elephant/
Laser Cut Elephant - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/GK4Z/J5K5Z0U1/FV5GK4ZJ5K5Z0U1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/GK4Z/J5K5Z0U1/FV5GK4ZJ5K5Z0U1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/GK4Z/J5K5Z0U1/FV5GK4ZJ5K5Z0U1.SMALL.jpg jkmoule In this tutorial, we will be making a 3D elephant model out of 2D pieces. Please download the attached file 'elephant parts' (both the .ai and .pdf file work).First, I would like to give credit to YahooJAPAN from thingiverse for the CAD model of the elephant I used to make the design. It can be foun...
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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:50:45 PDT
Laser Cut Turtle http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Turtle/
Laser Cut Turtle - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/ED8B/J5K5YSWJ/F2AED8BJ5K5YSWJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/ED8B/J5K5YSWJ/F2AED8BJ5K5YSWJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/ED8B/J5K5YSWJ/F2AED8BJ5K5YSWJ.SMALL.jpg jkmoule In this tutorial, we will be making a 3D turtle model out of 2D pieces. Please download the attached file 'turtle parts' (both the .ai and .pdf file work).First, I would like to give credit to YahooJAPAN from thingiverse for the CAD model of the turtleI used to make the design. It can be found here:...
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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:30:30 PDT
Wooden Puzzle #1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Puzzle-1/
Wooden Puzzle #1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F15/RY48/J5K6S6CZ/F15RY48J5K6S6CZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F15/RY48/J5K6S6CZ/F15RY48J5K6S6CZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F15/RY48/J5K6S6CZ/F15RY48J5K6S6CZ.SMALL.jpg jkmoule My roommate has a bunch of cool wooden puzzles, and I thought I'd share the fun. This is the first of the puzzles, and the least difficult. Note: this is not my design. I did create the Illustrator file with the parts, but the idea of the puzzle came from a puzzle company that my friend got the orig...
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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:35:29 PDT
Laser Cut Horse http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Horse/
Laser Cut Horse - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/J9FR/J5K5U9LY/FWVJ9FRJ5K5U9LY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/J9FR/J5K5U9LY/FWVJ9FRJ5K5U9LY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/J9FR/J5K5U9LY/FWVJ9FRJ5K5U9LY.SMALL.jpg jkmoule In this tutorial, we will be making a 3D horse model out of 2D pieces. Please download the attached file 'horse parts' (both the .ai and .pdf file work).First, I would like to give credit to chemlife from thingiverse for the CAD model of the horse I used to make the design. It can be found here:http...
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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:43:14 PDT
Laser Cut Bear From Stacked Slices http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Bear-From-Stacked-Slices/
Laser Cut Bear From Stacked Slices - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/H6AK/J5IFWMTL/FZ1H6AKJ5IFWMTL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/H6AK/J5IFWMTL/FZ1H6AKJ5IFWMTL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/H6AK/J5IFWMTL/FZ1H6AKJ5IFWMTL.SMALL.jpg jkmoule In this tutorial, we will be making a 3D model of a bear by stacking 2D profiles together. Note: you will need a laser cutter for this project.First, I would like to thank christophecaran from thingiverse for the .stl file of the bear model that I used to make this project. His bear model can be fou...
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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:58:17 PDT
How to Make Halftone Vectors for Lasercutting (Method 1) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Halftone-Vectors-for-Lasercutting-Meth/
How to Make Halftone Vectors for Lasercutting (Method 1) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/SL74/J5CQA3I5/F7CSL74J5CQA3I5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/SL74/J5CQA3I5/F7CSL74J5CQA3I5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/SL74/J5CQA3I5/F7CSL74J5CQA3I5.SMALL.jpg charleneeshong Recently I sought to create interesting lasercut vectors for a personal project of mine. In the process, I worked out the kinks of creating halftone vectors from general images, so I wanted to share what I learned with the Instructables community! "Halftone" refers to an art style meant to simulate ...
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Sat, 22 Jul 2017 18:35:18 PDT
Laser Cut Lion http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Lion/
Laser Cut Lion - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/4MP6/J5CQ9H8K/F8I4MP6J5CQ9H8K.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/4MP6/J5CQ9H8K/F8I4MP6J5CQ9H8K.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/4MP6/J5CQ9H8K/F8I4MP6J5CQ9H8K.SMALL.jpg jkmoule In this tutorial, we will be making a 3D lion model out of 2D pieces. Please download the attached file 'lion parts' (both the .ai and .pdf file work).First, I would like to give credit to YahooJAPAN from thingiverse for the CAD model of the lion I used to make the design. It can be found here: http...
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Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:00:15 PDT