Instructables: exploring - workshop - laser-cutting - popular http://www.instructables.com Mon, 18 Jun 2018 20:49:08 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
Lasercut 3D Topographic Wood Maps http://www.instructables.com/id/Lasercut-3D-Topographic-Wood-Maps/
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Thu, 1 Jun 2017 10:56:59 PDT
Geodesic Dome From Laser-Cut Cardboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Geodesic-Dome-From-Laser-Cut-Cardboard/
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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:44:51 PDT
DIY Laser Cut Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laser-Cut-Clock/
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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:50:40 PST
Highlighting Acrylic http://www.instructables.com/id/Highlighting-Acrylic/
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Wed, 6 Apr 2016 10:19:08 PDT
Laser-Cut Rubber Stamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Rubber-Stamp/
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Tue, 21 Dec 2010 11:40:28 PST
Carter's Lasercut Iris Box V2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Carters-Lasercut-Iris-Box-V2/
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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 01:53:42 PST
Plastic Smoothie - DIY Plastic Recycling http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-Smoothie-DIY-Plastic-Recycling/
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Sun, 11 Mar 2018 20:34:37 PDT
Orrery - A mechanical solar system model, designed for laser cutting http://www.instructables.com/id/Orrery-a-Mechanic-Solar-System-Model-Designed-for-/
Orrery - A mechanical solar system model, designed for laser cutting - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/BW6R/IN69D14N/FF9BW6RIN69D14N.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/BW6R/IN69D14N/FF9BW6RIN69D14N.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/BW6R/IN69D14N/FF9BW6RIN69D14N.SMALL.jpg Hielke Rispens Full credits for this orrery go to MatthewS3, who designed the orrery on which we (FabLab Zwolle, the Netherlands) based our one.Our orrery works basicly the same as the orrery from MatthewS3, for the building details look at his instructable. (here)All the wooden parts of our orrery are made with a...
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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 06:14:49 PDT
1:25 Victorian Street Miniature Model http://www.instructables.com/id/125-Victorian-Street-Miniature-Model/
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Sun, 14 Feb 2016 06:51:28 PST
How to Build a Customized Astrolabe Using a Laser Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Customized-Astrolabe-Using-a-Laser-/
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Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:39:03 PST
Simple knock down stool made from plywood (flat pack) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-knock-down-stool-made-from-plywood-flat-pa/
Simple knock down stool made from plywood (flat pack) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/EMLN/GZKG2SME/FD1EMLNGZKG2SME.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/EMLN/GZKG2SME/FD1EMLNGZKG2SME.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/EMLN/GZKG2SME/FD1EMLNGZKG2SME.SMALL.jpg canuckinjapan I was given a few 90 x 180 cm (3 x 6') sheets of slightly used plywood which I am in the process of repurposing. Since I have use for a couple of extra stools occasionally, I recently drew this slotted (flat pack) stool in Sketchup. I designed it so that two complete 48 cm tall stools will fit onto ...
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Fri, 9 Mar 2012 03:30:36 PST
Cubic Hologram Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Cubic-Hologram-Lamp/
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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:24:02 PDT
Laser Castle http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Castle/
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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 06:41:51 PST
Mini Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Boat/
Mini Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/KGB4/JCUUINKJ/FHOKGB4JCUUINKJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/KGB4/JCUUINKJ/FHOKGB4JCUUINKJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/KGB4/JCUUINKJ/FHOKGB4JCUUINKJ.SMALL.jpg joshpit2003 Have you ever wanted to build a boat?How about a really (really) small one?If so, you may be interested in building this 6-foot mini boat.Here are the highlights: Super darn cute and a joy to ride. 100% electric propulsion from an outboard trolling motor. Made from precision laser cut components. ...
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Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:16:25 PST
Operating the Epilog Laser Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Operating-the-Epilog-Laser-Cutter/
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Wed, 7 Jul 2010 09:39:22 PDT
Laser Engrave Metal http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Engrave-Metal/
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Sun, 13 Aug 2017 13:35:25 PDT
Patterns Collection - for Bending Rigid Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Patterns-Collection-for-Bending-Rigid-Materials/
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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 01:02:05 PDT
Layered Wooden Sculptures http://www.instructables.com/id/Layered-Wooden-Sculptures/
Layered Wooden Sculptures - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/6FHZ/IQYT32PR/FL16FHZIQYT32PR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/6FHZ/IQYT32PR/FL16FHZIQYT32PR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/6FHZ/IQYT32PR/FL16FHZIQYT32PR.SMALL.jpg watchmeflyy There's a brilliant artist named Gabriel Schama who creates breath-taking artwork with wood. When I first came across his wooden sculptures, I immediately felt inspired by his work. He laser cuts layers that make an intricate three-dimensional design when fully assembled, and I liked that concept. S...
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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:26:31 PDT
Laser Engraved QR & NFC WiFi Access Card http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Engraved-QR-NFC-WiFi-Access-Card/
Laser Engraved QR & NFC WiFi Access Card - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FA9/DHGR/IMC90WNF/FA9DHGRIMC90WNF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA9/DHGR/IMC90WNF/FA9DHGRIMC90WNF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA9/DHGR/IMC90WNF/FA9DHGRIMC90WNF.SMALL.jpg bwrussell Quick, name the worst thing about having guests over to your house. Nope, it's not people touching your stuff or putting their disgusting feet on the cruelty-free, hand-stitched, Himalayan yak-leather ottoman. It's having to tell every single one of them the convoluted password to your WiFi so you a...
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Mon, 28 Mar 2016 21:11:38 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 my FabLab's group : https://www.thingiverse...
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Sat, 30 Sep 2017 09:35:55 PDT
Stool-T http://www.instructables.com/id/Stool-T/
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Wed, 30 Sep 2015 00:15:29 PDT
The Ultimate Guide to Laser-cut Box Generators http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-Guide-to-Laser-cut-Box-Generators/
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Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:44:46 PST
Color Mapping for Laser Cutting @ TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Mapping-for-Laser-Cutting-TechShop/
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Mon, 20 Feb 2012 19:59:03 PST
Laser-Cut DNA Necklace http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-DNA-Necklace/
Laser-Cut DNA Necklace - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/2RKW/HGIEVT46/FRF2RKWHGIEVT46.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/2RKW/HGIEVT46/FRF2RKWHGIEVT46.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/2RKW/HGIEVT46/FRF2RKWHGIEVT46.SMALL.jpg MichaelDFarmer This tutorial shows how to make a DNA double helix necklace on a Trotec laser engraver. I made it at TechShop.  For the most part, the actual cutting process on the laser cutter is pretty straightforward. The toughest part is creating the computer file that tells the laser cutter where to cut. As a...
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Mon, 1 Jul 2013 08:34:56 PDT
Laser Cut Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Puzzle/
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Thu, 6 Feb 2014 19:33:15 PST
Laser Cut Geometric Pencil Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Geometric-Pencil-Holder/
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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:23:01 PDT
ChalKaat (augmented reality based laser cutter) http://www.instructables.com/id/ChalKaat-augmented-reality-based-laser-cutter/
ChalKaat (augmented reality based laser cutter) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/EJD3/IGJT4AKP/F0IEJD3IGJT4AKP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/EJD3/IGJT4AKP/F0IEJD3IGJT4AKP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/EJD3/IGJT4AKP/F0IEJD3IGJT4AKP.SMALL.jpg niteshkadyan Present day CNC/Lasercutters have an indirect interface involving external computers. To explain this let me give you an example, lets imagine you want to cut a leather bracelet for your arm. To do this with present laser cutters you will have to first take the measurement of your wrist and make a C...
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Tue, 3 Nov 2015 20:44:08 PST
Chamfered Laser Cut Bread Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/Chamfered-Laser-Cut-Bread-Knife/
Chamfered Laser Cut Bread Knife - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/4H03/IJ0EG6CC/F0M4H03IJ0EG6CC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/4H03/IJ0EG6CC/F0M4H03IJ0EG6CC.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/4H03/IJ0EG6CC/F0M4H03IJ0EG6CC.SMALL.jpg Fremont Laser and Design In this instructable, we teach you how to make your very own serrated plastic bread knife with a laser cutter! You might ask, why bother? Well, in the process of developing some stuff here at Fremont Laser and Design, we figured out that we can - and that's reason enough for us. We think the jigging...
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Tue, 5 Jan 2016 07:31:06 PST
Laser Marquetry & Inlays - Advanced Technique http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Marquetry-Inlays/
Laser Marquetry & Inlays - Advanced Technique - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F91/7F8T/IE17XDZS/F917F8TIE17XDZS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F91/7F8T/IE17XDZS/F917F8TIE17XDZS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F91/7F8T/IE17XDZS/F917F8TIE17XDZS.SMALL.jpg Vincent Doan Creating wood inlays for a wooden boxTo create the inlay design on this wooden box (8x4 inches), I use Adobe Illustrator to draw the vector design and then use ImagePaint software, which is a plug-in for Adobe Illustrator, to apply the wood images I have scanned into the computer. With this method, ...
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Wed, 2 Sep 2015 13:48:24 PDT
Easy Awesome (ceiling/table) Lamp!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Awesome-ceilingtable-Lamp/
Easy Awesome (ceiling/table) Lamp!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/CXF2/IIC1QHJL/FVBCXF2IIC1QHJL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/CXF2/IIC1QHJL/FVBCXF2IIC1QHJL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/CXF2/IIC1QHJL/FVBCXF2IIC1QHJL.SMALL.jpg janpreet.kaur Its one of the most amazing lamp I made. Its very easy and the effect of light is just amazing!But i lost all the photos I clicked of the process! [my phone got stolen :`( ]So I made a 3d to explain the process! :)I hope you guys like it! and if you do Please Vote!!!! :))) Things needed! 1. Plywo...
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Fri, 18 Dec 2015 11:53:40 PST
Setup Your Laser To Engrave Denim http://www.instructables.com/id/Setup-Your-Laser-To-Engrave-Denim/
Setup Your Laser To Engrave Denim - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/REVP/IDFSNWZH/F7GREVPIDFSNWZH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/REVP/IDFSNWZH/F7GREVPIDFSNWZH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/REVP/IDFSNWZH/F7GREVPIDFSNWZH.SMALL.jpg CovMakerDad You can really make a Denim piece of clothing pop by engraving something personal onto it. Many Makerspaces now have laser engravers but the though of putting your expensive jeans into a laser engraver is a scary one.So, what you need to do is experiment with your laser to understand how to vaporise...
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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:33:06 PDT
Wooden Book Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Book-Cover/
Wooden Book Cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/MHA1/IJG25XRA/F8RMHA1IJG25XRA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/MHA1/IJG25XRA/F8RMHA1IJG25XRA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/MHA1/IJG25XRA/F8RMHA1IJG25XRA.SMALL.jpg nemodude So recently my friend has gotten me a notebook with a cover that wasn't as appealing to me. Instead of being a jerk and getting a new book, I decided to create a new book cover for the book. After thinking about various book covers, I decided that the best course of action would be to make a book co...
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Sun, 17 Jan 2016 08:58:19 PST
Fume Coffin - Laser Cutter Exhaust Vent Filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Fume-Coffin-Laser-Cutter-Exhaust-Vent-Filter/
Fume Coffin - Laser Cutter Exhaust Vent Filter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/9RG0/J3UFPCY6/FYG9RG0J3UFPCY6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/9RG0/J3UFPCY6/FYG9RG0J3UFPCY6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/9RG0/J3UFPCY6/FYG9RG0J3UFPCY6.SMALL.jpg patternmusic "The containment and removal of laser-generated air contaminants is critical, even for small compact laser cutters." - Daniel Herrick and Robert Klein."Emerging Health and Safety Issues in Makerspaces"Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces, 2016~•~Laser cutters produc...
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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:30:38 PDT
Laser Cut Death Star http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Death-Star/
Laser Cut Death Star - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F9W/GN7E/IOSP5KTM/F9WGN7EIOSP5KTM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9W/GN7E/IOSP5KTM/F9WGN7EIOSP5KTM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9W/GN7E/IOSP5KTM/F9WGN7EIOSP5KTM.SMALL.jpg Kiteman I wanted to make a model Death Star (because, well, who doesn't?), but I didn't want to spend weeks recreating the original - I like minimalism; I wasn't after a detailed reconstruction, I wanted to make something that captured the essence of the Death Star.This is it. Cutting and Needful Things. ...
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Sun, 29 May 2016 10:27:59 PDT
Test your material to determine laser speed and power settings http://www.instructables.com/id/Test-your-material-to-determine-laser-speed-and-po/
Test your material to determine laser speed and power settings - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/HBXH/IC6IBBQW/FXKHBXHIC6IBBQW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/HBXH/IC6IBBQW/FXKHBXHIC6IBBQW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/HBXH/IC6IBBQW/FXKHBXHIC6IBBQW.SMALL.jpg SLOMakerSpace In this Instructable we will use a test file to find out how the laser works with your material when it is cutting and engraving at different speed and power settings. We'll do this before we run our main project file so that we can optimize for the desired effect we want and minimize the time it ta...
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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 18:14:14 PDT
How to measure CO2 laser power on a Laser Engraving Machine and Laser Cutting Machine using a simplified (low cost) CO2 laser power meter http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-measure-CO2-laser-power-on-a-Laser-Engravin/
How to measure CO2 laser power on a Laser Engraving Machine and Laser Cutting Machine using a simplified (low cost) CO2 laser power meter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/3VCW/HLJUZRJB/FJT3VCWHLJUZRJB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/3VCW/HLJUZRJB/FJT3VCWHLJUZRJB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/3VCW/HLJUZRJB/FJT3VCWHLJUZRJB.SMALL.jpg laser_power Most CO2 laser power meters are very expensive and are equipped with capabilities far beyond what the common laser machine operator/owner needs.  These instructions show a sub-$100 laser power meter probe at work, taking quick laser power measurements in less than a minute, with minimal setup time. ...
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:03:26 PDT
Design and Fabrication of a Bending-Active Pavilion http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-and-Fabrication-of-a-Plywood-Pavilion/
Design and Fabrication of a Bending-Active Pavilion - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/OQ2P/IHF6MSFZ/F2TOQ2PIHF6MSFZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/OQ2P/IHF6MSFZ/F2TOQ2PIHF6MSFZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/OQ2P/IHF6MSFZ/F2TOQ2PIHF6MSFZ.SMALL.jpg riclamagna Why is it so hard to build freeform shapes? Mainly because most fabrication machines are meant to process flat material stock, and the complexity increases exponentially as soon as we move from 2D to 3D. Money is also a big issue. To quote a very interesting Instructable recently featured on this si...
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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 13:27:17 PST
Make Your Own High Quality CO2 Lasercutter! With Touch Control! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-High-Quality-CO2-Lasercutter-With-To/
Make Your Own High Quality CO2 Lasercutter! With Touch Control! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/XIDN/J1GPO235/FH2XIDNJ1GPO235.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/XIDN/J1GPO235/FH2XIDNJ1GPO235.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/XIDN/J1GPO235/FH2XIDNJ1GPO235.SMALL.jpg MichielD99 Hello everybodyAbout a year ago, I wanted to buy a CO2 lasercutter to make my workspace complete. One problem was that lasercutters aren't cheap, especially not for hobbyists who want a large cutting area. Of course, for that price you also get awesome software and customer support when you buy a la...
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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 05:40:43 PDT
Laser Cut Jewelry Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Jewelry-Box/
Laser Cut Jewelry Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/9T7T/H350ETE3/FTH9T7TH350ETE3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/9T7T/H350ETE3/FTH9T7TH350ETE3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/9T7T/H350ETE3/FTH9T7TH350ETE3.SMALL.jpg jumb5150 Today we're going to make a simple jewelry / keepsake box with the lasers available here at Techshop. This box design originally came from the epilog website which I did some slight modifications to the etchings. Materials: Laser cutter Piece of 1/4" or 1/8" poplar or oak board Wood glue clamps P...
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Thu, 14 Jun 2012 10:20:52 PDT
Laser Cut a 3D object using 123D Make http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-a-3D-object-using-123D-Make/
Laser Cut a 3D object using 123D Make - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/BH6K/IC6IASWR/FPYBH6KIC6IASWR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/BH6K/IC6IASWR/FPYBH6KIC6IASWR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/BH6K/IC6IASWR/FPYBH6KIC6IASWR.SMALL.jpg SLOMakerSpace In this Instructable you'll learn to take any 3D object and "slice" it into 2 dimensional sections using Autodesk's 123D Make app. Then we'll take those sections and laser cut them out!Note: Autodesk has a great instruction manual for using 123D Make. Find it in the Instructables folder on the deskt...
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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 16:44:58 PDT
Joinery: Joints for Laser Cut Assemblies http://www.instructables.com/id/Joinery-Joints-for-Laser-Cut-Assemblies/
Joinery: Joints for Laser Cut Assemblies - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/XGBF/IYOQPVPU/FELXGBFIYOQPVPU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/XGBF/IYOQPVPU/FELXGBFIYOQPVPU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/XGBF/IYOQPVPU/FELXGBFIYOQPVPU.SMALL.jpg clementzheng Laser cutting is widely used by industrial designers and mechanical engineers as a rapid modeling tool. However, designing and fabricating laser cut assemblies can be a complex and tedious process, especially for novice designers. Joinery, the system described in the Instructable, was developed to f...
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Mon, 6 Feb 2017 09:15:48 PST
DIY Heng Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Heng-Lamp/
DIY Heng Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F58/NGXP/IYKFWLL6/F58NGXPIYKFWLL6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F58/NGXP/IYKFWLL6/F58NGXPIYKFWLL6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F58/NGXP/IYKFWLL6/F58NGXPIYKFWLL6.SMALL.jpg JustAddSharks The HENG Balance lamp just successfully funded on Kickstarter, the design is pretty cool and unique so we decided to make a copy of it. At it's heart it's just an LED lamp with a simple micro switch to turn it on and off, we had all the parts to hand and a laser cutter to make the more complicated b...
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Tue, 31 Jan 2017 07:03:08 PST
Easy Method to Do Laser Cut Wood Inlay http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Method-to-Do-Laser-Cut-Wood-Inlay/
Easy Method to Do Laser Cut Wood Inlay - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/7HTP/IN70UTVB/FNP7HTPIN70UTVB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/7HTP/IN70UTVB/FNP7HTPIN70UTVB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/7HTP/IN70UTVB/FNP7HTPIN70UTVB.SMALL.jpg jerrygable This Instructable describes an easy way to use a laser cutter to create a wood inlay. This method does not require you to place the individual pieces. All of them are treated as a single piece and put in place all at once.This Inlay shown in this Instructable is about 4 inches in diameter.The exam...
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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 06:47:18 PDT
Wooden Locking Mechanism http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Locking-Mechanism/
Wooden Locking Mechanism - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/4W3Y/IXAPZO7M/FA54W3YIXAPZO7M.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/4W3Y/IXAPZO7M/FA54W3YIXAPZO7M.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/4W3Y/IXAPZO7M/FA54W3YIXAPZO7M.SMALL.jpg TiSpace Creating a wooden locking mechanism is not hard in case you can make use of a laser cutter. This instructable describes my approach for locking a compartment Laser cut Using online tools for constructing the rack and pinion is very handy. I've used one for calculating the number of teeth and all...
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Sat, 31 Dec 2016 03:31:43 PST
Bear chair and table set for kids http://www.instructables.com/id/Bear-chair-and-table-set-for-kids/
Bear chair and table set for kids - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/ZAKA/GYDLTR6U/FPAZAKAGYDLTR6U.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/ZAKA/GYDLTR6U/FPAZAKAGYDLTR6U.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/ZAKA/GYDLTR6U/FPAZAKAGYDLTR6U.SMALL.jpg canuckinjapan I made this bear chair and table set for my daughters a few years ago and they really enjoyed it. I used 3/4" thick lauan, a fairly light wood from the Philippines usually used for shelving and door frames etc. This was my first attempt at furniture not using any screws or nails. Only dowels and glu...
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Wed, 8 Feb 2012 05:03:46 PST
Wooden Gear Trains http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Gear-Trains/
Wooden Gear Trains - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/1DW1/IWWFJIT2/FYS1DW1IWWFJIT2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/1DW1/IWWFJIT2/FYS1DW1IWWFJIT2.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/1DW1/IWWFJIT2/FYS1DW1IWWFJIT2.SMALL.jpg watchmeflyy I've been interested in gear transmission for a while, and decided to play around with the idea using laser cut wood. My original inspiration came from this project on thingiverse, which I adapted into what you see in the second gif above (and fifth + sixth images above). I found the spinning gears ...
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Tue, 20 Dec 2016 09:02:58 PST
Fairytale storybook marriage proposal with puzzles http://www.instructables.com/id/Fairytale-Story-Proposal-With-Puzzles/
Fairytale storybook marriage proposal with puzzles - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/9EHT/IWCF9FSR/FXU9EHTIWCF9FSR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/9EHT/IWCF9FSR/FXU9EHTIWCF9FSR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/9EHT/IWCF9FSR/FXU9EHTIWCF9FSR.SMALL.jpg bigchewypretzels I proposed to my girlfriend Shirin on the eve of her birthday this year. She liked it and so did her friends so thought I'd share it here on Instructables. Above, you should see some exterior views of the book plus a video describing how the book works.Overall, I wrote this Instructable assuming tha...
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Tue, 6 Dec 2016 09:41:38 PST
How-to: Laser engraving photo http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Laser-Engraving-Photo/
How-to: Laser engraving photo - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/UCT3/IW5JC6XE/FTLUCT3IW5JC6XE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/UCT3/IW5JC6XE/FTLUCT3IW5JC6XE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/UCT3/IW5JC6XE/FTLUCT3IW5JC6XE.SMALL.jpg cartonus I want to tell you how we engrave photos on a laser machine. After various tests, trial and error, born algorithm that allows you to get good quality engraving. Excellent quality photo Use photo only excellent quality. Open in Adobe Photoshop. Crop photo Crop photo as you need. Crop Tool (C) ...
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Thu, 1 Dec 2016 00:07:29 PST
Felt Letter Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Felt-Letter-Board/
Felt Letter Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/PU4E/IKVI26T3/FP0PU4EIKVI26T3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/PU4E/IKVI26T3/FP0PU4EIKVI26T3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/PU4E/IKVI26T3/FP0PU4EIKVI26T3.SMALL.jpg bruhman Letter boards are an item that, for many of us, we haven't had much exposure to. They may have helped us find the correct doctors office or the price of a hot dog at a bowling alley, but not much else. While they've seldom been used in the past for entertainment, these simple items have recently beg...
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Sat, 20 Feb 2016 22:19:54 PST