Instructables: exploring - workshop - laser cutter - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 2 Aug 2015 09:32:03 PDT BLOX v1.01 Hipster Travel Computer Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Hipster-Travel-Computer-Case/
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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:03:14 PDT
Personalised laser etched cutting board http://www.instructables.com/id/Personalised-laser-etched-cutting-board/
Personalised laser etched cutting board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/HEBV/ICG2CXWX/FRYHEBVICG2CXWX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/HEBV/ICG2CXWX/FRYHEBVICG2CXWX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/HEBV/ICG2CXWX/FRYHEBVICG2CXWX.SMALL.jpg anlek We wanted to make a personalized gift as housewarming present for our newly married friends who just purchased a house. The goal was to make something which reminded them of northern Canada, and their first home, while still being something that could move with them in the future. We settled on a pe...
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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:01:27 PDT
Laser Cutting Basics http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cutting-Basics/
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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 10:37:59 PDT
Make a Working Playable Tortilla Record with a Laser Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Working-Playable-Tortilla-Record-with-a-Las/
Make a Working Playable Tortilla Record with a Laser Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSX/C5O3/IBRRYO5W/FSXC5O3IBRRYO5W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSX/C5O3/IBRRYO5W/FSXC5O3IBRRYO5W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSX/C5O3/IBRRYO5W/FSXC5O3IBRRYO5W.SMALL.jpg UpgradeTech They say that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.Without further ado, an actual record made from a tortilla playing "The Mexican Hat Dance" also known as "Jarabe Tapatío". Why do this?A while ago there was a satirical video featuring a tortilla jammed on top of a record player spind...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 23:27:41 PDT
OLD SOVIET SWITCH BOX http://www.instructables.com/id/OLD-SOVIET-SWITCH-BOX/
OLD SOVIET SWITCH BOX - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/CG5A/IBL0P2ED/F8QCG5AIBL0P2ED.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/CG5A/IBL0P2ED/F8QCG5AIBL0P2ED.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/CG5A/IBL0P2ED/F8QCG5AIBL0P2ED.SMALL.jpg Murphys_Lawyer This is a switch box I made during a renovation project of my kitchen. It was designed for looks AND function. It required a wide range of materials, tools and techniques to accomplish. I will explain each of these in this Instructable. The enclosure The box was designed to hold the switches an...
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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 12:15:38 PDT
Making a Log Drum with a Laser Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Log-Drum-with-a-Laser-Cutter/
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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 20:23:57 PDT
Engrave a Map http://www.instructables.com/id/Engrave-a-Map/
Engrave a Map - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/FW6W/IAUWVU6P/FIVFW6WIAUWVU6P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/FW6W/IAUWVU6P/FIVFW6WIAUWVU6P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/FW6W/IAUWVU6P/FIVFW6WIAUWVU6P.SMALL.jpg b_key After founding the FabLab Winti and Crowdfunding some money, we decided to build up a LaserSaur Laser cutter. I took hundreds of hours to build it up and after few months of our free time we invested in it, finally the laser is running!And I love it! As I’m also a geocacher, mountain biker ...
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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 20:42:33 PDT
Comic Callout Door Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Comic-Callout-Door-Sign/
Comic Callout Door Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPO/KHI3/I7MY3RWJ/FPOKHI3I7MY3RWJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPO/KHI3/I7MY3RWJ/FPOKHI3I7MY3RWJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPO/KHI3/I7MY3RWJ/FPOKHI3I7MY3RWJ.SMALL.jpg dmilesson Fun project that can easily be completed in less than a day, and the kids can join in for the painting.Cut from a sheet of 4mm MDF, using a laser cutter. But you could do it with a scroll saw, jigsaw, or a fret saw and a lot of patience.Painted with water based acrylic paint.1:1 Illustrator cut guid...
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:04:59 PDT
Laser Cut Settlers of Catan Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Settlers-of-Catan-Board/
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:05:42 PST
Laser cut planters http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-cut-planters/
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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 08:05:34 PST
Make a Birdhouse Using the Laser Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Birdhouse-Using-the-Laser-Cutter/
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 08:27:28 PST
Pewter Cast Coins From Laser Cut Molds http://www.instructables.com/id/Pewter-Cast-Coins-From-Laser-Cut-Molds/
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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 12:34:19 PST
Laser Cut Wooden Jewelry Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Wooden-Jewelry-Box/
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Sat, 3 Jan 2015 00:12:16 PST
Wooden YU-GI-OH Card (Or any card you like) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-YU-GI-OH-Card-Or-any-card-you-like/
Wooden YU-GI-OH Card (Or any card you like) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/NUJX/I2P3OSW6/FOTNUJXI2P3OSW6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/NUJX/I2P3OSW6/FOTNUJXI2P3OSW6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/NUJX/I2P3OSW6/FOTNUJXI2P3OSW6.SMALL.jpg gabrieltaft The Wooden Yu-Gi-Oh CardTonight my co-worker told me how much of a Yu-Gi-Oh fan his son is. So, we decided to make him an early Christmas present...You could use this process to make any sort of Wooden Card sets (Playing Cards, Pokemon)What you need :Laser Cutting AccessVector Art Program Create t...
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:56:18 PST
Technique: Digital Fabrication By Hand http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Fabrication-By-Hand/
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:17:04 PST
Generating elliptical boxes using a laser cutter and Inkscape http://www.instructables.com/id/Generating-elliptical-boxes-using-a-laser-cutter-a/
Generating elliptical boxes using a laser cutter and Inkscape - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/5LLU/I0C92JJY/FDV5LLUI0C92JJY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/5LLU/I0C92JJY/FDV5LLUI0C92JJY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/5LLU/I0C92JJY/FDV5LLUI0C92JJY.SMALL.jpg Basv This Instructable will teach you how to make elliptical boxes of different shapes and sizes like the ones pictured above. These boxes are easy to customize so you can add your own personal touch. Tools and materials A computer. Inkscape, a free and open source vector drawing application. ...
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:50:35 PDT
Levitating Acrylic & Whiteboard Coffee Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Levitating-Acrylic-Whiteboard-Coffee-Table/
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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:30:45 PDT
End Grain Cutting Board Using MC Escher Tessellations http://www.instructables.com/id/End-Grain-Cutting-Board-Using-MC-Escher-Tessellati/
End Grain Cutting Board Using MC Escher Tessellations - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/KVLX/HXQMVEGZ/F1PKVLXHXQMVEGZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/KVLX/HXQMVEGZ/F1PKVLXHXQMVEGZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/KVLX/HXQMVEGZ/F1PKVLXHXQMVEGZ.SMALL.jpg buchananwp During my residency at Pier 9, I decided to do a project using the Coherent Metabeam Laser Cutter. I've been fascinated by MC Escher tessellations for a while, and in lieu of seeing so many end-grain cutting boards being made, I decided to take it to the next level by making an end-grain MC Escher t...
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:14:36 PDT
How to Clean Up Laser Burnt Wood http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Clean-Up-Laser-Burnt-Wood/
How to Clean Up Laser Burnt Wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/MIAW/HWTBJ3OW/F1LMIAWHWTBJ3OW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/MIAW/HWTBJ3OW/F1LMIAWHWTBJ3OW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/MIAW/HWTBJ3OW/F1LMIAWHWTBJ3OW.SMALL.jpg JON-A-TRON The one thing we all hate about the laser cutter: burnt edges. You mitigate this by masking the material with wide painter's tape before cutting, but even with that you still get soot coated edges. Here's an instructable on how to quickly and easily get rid of laser burn. Tools & Materials All yo...
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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:04:43 PDT
How To Make A Rotary Powered Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Rotary-Powered-Pump/
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Sat, 17 May 2014 13:43:18 PDT
Efficient Water Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Efficient-Water-Pump/
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Mon, 19 May 2014 10:29:03 PDT
Custom Laser-Etched Wedding Invitations (With Victorian Scrollwork Tutorial!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Laser-Etched-Wedding-Invitations-With-Victo/
Custom Laser-Etched Wedding Invitations (With Victorian Scrollwork Tutorial!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/YORF/HUOD4XAN/FKCYORFHUOD4XAN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/YORF/HUOD4XAN/FKCYORFHUOD4XAN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/YORF/HUOD4XAN/FKCYORFHUOD4XAN.SMALL.jpg MercuryCrest If you’re just here for the custom files, go ahead and skip to the last step. Don’t forget to vote for me for the contests! I do a lot of laser cutting and engraving. The finished products are often elegant and, with the proper treatment, quite sophisticated. In this Instructable, I’m going to sh...
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Thu, 1 May 2014 19:39:10 PDT
3D Laser Cut Art http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Laser-Cut-Art/
3D Laser Cut Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTM/3M7Y/HUBWNDIX/FTM3M7YHUBWNDIX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTM/3M7Y/HUBWNDIX/FTM3M7YHUBWNDIX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTM/3M7Y/HUBWNDIX/FTM3M7YHUBWNDIX.SMALL.jpg jrwong236 Material: 24x18in 1/8in maple plywood Wood Glue Q-Tips Tools: Laser Cutter Illustrator (or any other vector graphics editor) AI File 1. you need to make a vector file for the laser cutter. The way I draw my images is usually live tracing and expanding images on the internet to turn them int...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:55:46 PDT
Press Fit Wooden World Tree Lantern in Walnut http://www.instructables.com/id/Press-Fit-Wooden-World-Tree-Lantern-in-Walnut/
Press Fit Wooden World Tree Lantern in Walnut - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7A/EXDE/HU9UDOL9/F7AEXDEHU9UDOL9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7A/EXDE/HU9UDOL9/F7AEXDEHU9UDOL9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7A/EXDE/HU9UDOL9/F7AEXDEHU9UDOL9.SMALL.jpg reinventmdh For my earth day weekend I wanted to do a project on the laser cutter.  I decided create a wooden lantern out of walnut that would accept a snap clip pendant cord available at most hardware stores.  I also experimented with colored paper & veneer. Create your Vector Files Use a vector graphics or...
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:34:12 PDT
Laser Etched Paper for Folding Complex Forms http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Etched-Paper-for-Folding-Complex-Forms/
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:08:45 PDT
How to Adjust for Wood Thickness and Kerf on a Laser Cutter at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Adjust-for-Wood-Thickness-and-Kerf-on-a-Las/
How to Adjust for Wood Thickness and Kerf on a Laser Cutter at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/L9SF/HO7XQDJW/FJYL9SFHO7XQDJW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/L9SF/HO7XQDJW/FJYL9SFHO7XQDJW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/L9SF/HO7XQDJW/FJYL9SFHO7XQDJW.SMALL.jpg Adam ANT In this Instructable I will show you my method to adjust your patterns to the correct thickness on a laser cutter. I went through this to make my wood box slot together with a tight fit and I made this at Techshop San Jose using their Epilog 60W Helix. You will need: 1. My test pattern (Laser Kerf ...
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 13:22:29 PST
Making a Laser Cut "Get Well Soon" Card for a Co-worker http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Laser-Cut-Get-Well-Soon-Card-for-a-Co-wor/
Making a Laser Cut "Get Well Soon" Card for a Co-worker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F70/JG1N/HTHKERNB/F70JG1NHTHKERNB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F70/JG1N/HTHKERNB/F70JG1NHTHKERNB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F70/JG1N/HTHKERNB/F70JG1NHTHKERNB.SMALL.jpg reinventmdh One of my co-workers ending up in the hospital & had to have an appendectomy.  We wanted to send him some "Get well soon" love, & I suppose we could have just purchased a card at the store, But where's the fun in that?  We decided to create some custom laser cut cards instead. Prepare your art wor...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 15:32:16 PDT
Electroetching Metal(s) http://www.instructables.com/id/Electroetching-Metals/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/S0XN/HSVGJ5RF/FSZS0XNHSVGJ5RF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/S0XN/HSVGJ5RF/FSZS0XNHSVGJ5RF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/S0XN/HSVGJ5RF/FSZS0XNHSVGJ5RF.SMALL.jpg Switch and Lever Sometimes we find ourselves with the need of making marks on metal, perhaps somewhat intricate marks or patterns for decorative or utilitarian purposes. While there are many ways to mark metal probably the most permanent one is to etch the metal itself, as in removing small amounts of the metal to l...
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:35:28 PDT
Cardboard Toy Horse http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Toy-Horse/
Cardboard Toy Horse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Z/DVSI/HSTP2FGY/F9ZDVSIHSTP2FGY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Z/DVSI/HSTP2FGY/F9ZDVSIHSTP2FGY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Z/DVSI/HSTP2FGY/F9ZDVSIHSTP2FGY.SMALL.jpg amalkhan What's better than making a toy for a child out of upcycled material that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing to the adult eye? Inspired by Eames' famous plywood elephant, but without the fancy price tag, and innovative cardboard furniture, I turned sheets of regular corrugated cardboard...
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 13:02:47 PDT
DIY Wooden sunglasses http://www.instructables.com/id/wooden-sunglasses/
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:25:50 PDT
DIY Laser Etching Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laser-Etching-Machine/
DIY Laser Etching Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/OZ58/HSCYAZ73/F3AOZ58HSCYAZ73.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/OZ58/HSCYAZ73/F3AOZ58HSCYAZ73.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/OZ58/HSCYAZ73/F3AOZ58HSCYAZ73.SMALL.jpg Zinventor I recently built a laser etching machine, and this Instructable covers the process I followed while making it, as well as some basic usage tips! I've entered a couple contests with this Instructable, so if you like what you see, I'd greatly appreciate your vote! and be sure to check out all the ot...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:00:14 PST
Pewter Mass Effect 3 Keyring http://www.instructables.com/id/Pewter-Mass-Effect-3-Keyring/
Pewter Mass Effect 3 Keyring - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYD/Z37Y/HRWN71GU/FYDZ37YHRWN71GU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYD/Z37Y/HRWN71GU/FYDZ37YHRWN71GU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYD/Z37Y/HRWN71GU/FYDZ37YHRWN71GU.SMALL.jpg tmtcfs While looking on the internet for some interesting Mass Effect cross stitch on SpriteStitch I saw a post about a Mass Effect Award Pendant by Soupcan13 from DeviantART. I wanted to see if I could make something similar with what I had access to. So using the techniques I learnt from reading this i...
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Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:34:15 PST
Lasercut Measuring Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Lasercut-Measuring-Tool/
Lasercut Measuring Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/IVXM/HRKQZJSI/FYKIVXMHRKQZJSI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/IVXM/HRKQZJSI/FYKIVXMHRKQZJSI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/IVXM/HRKQZJSI/FYKIVXMHRKQZJSI.SMALL.jpg scottkildall I've been working in various shops for years and I often run across unlabeled shelves of material that have different thicknesses. What's a shop rat to do? This simple measuring tool fits in your pocket or a tool drawer and circumvents using the measuring tape, which is less accurate and more work ...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:04:10 PST
Easy Wooden Ornaments http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Wooden-Ornaments/
Easy Wooden Ornaments - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/3IHY/HP8OKY7W/FIQ3IHYHP8OKY7W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/3IHY/HP8OKY7W/FIQ3IHYHP8OKY7W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/3IHY/HP8OKY7W/FIQ3IHYHP8OKY7W.SMALL.jpg plkap74 UPDATE: if you like these but don't have access to make them yourself, you can buy them from me here It is very easy to create beautiful, natural wooden ornaments. This method can be used to create these ornaments out of an assortment of materials, and using several different construction methods d...
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Sun, 15 Dec 2013 12:19:13 PST
Laser-Cut Buttons http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Buttons/
Laser-Cut Buttons - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/OPGU/HNE3VQIP/FXVOPGUHNE3VQIP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/OPGU/HNE3VQIP/FXVOPGUHNE3VQIP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/OPGU/HNE3VQIP/FXVOPGUHNE3VQIP.SMALL.jpg tessalene I love to crochet, especially hats. And sometimes I like to put buttons on my hats. I decided to laser-cut some custom buttons for my hats and crocheted goodies.    Design the Buttons Using Adobe Illustrator, I drew my button design. I decided to have a wren wearing a hat with a pom-pom. The wren...
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Thu, 31 Oct 2013 11:15:04 PDT
From Crate to Cut | Installing a Laser Cutter. http://www.instructables.com/id/From-Crate-to-Cut-Installing-a-Laser-Cutter/
From Crate to Cut | Installing a Laser Cutter. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJF/RTXQ/HLOC2O2F/FJFRTXQHLOC2O2F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJF/RTXQ/HLOC2O2F/FJFRTXQHLOC2O2F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJF/RTXQ/HLOC2O2F/FJFRTXQHLOC2O2F.SMALL.jpg SilverJimny Recently I designed and built the LittleBox, a DIY Laser Cut Raspberry Pi Powered PC. One major factor in its cost was having the parts laser-cut by a third party, so I began the hunt for a laser cutter of my own.... Research! Before I jumped in and bought a machine I spent some time looking at ...
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Mon, 7 Oct 2013 14:15:57 PDT
DIY Circle Map Lamp From Scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Circle-Map-Lamp-From-Scratch/
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Mon, 1 Apr 2013 15:49:57 PDT
DIY Routing Table http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Routing-Table/
DIY Routing Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FER/NTJP/HEBNNUBN/FERNTJPHEBNNUBN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FER/NTJP/HEBNNUBN/FERNTJPHEBNNUBN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FER/NTJP/HEBNNUBN/FERNTJPHEBNNUBN.SMALL.jpg wwashington This Instructable describes a routing table I made at Techshop after taking the Laser Cutter SBU. I wanted a project to try out my new laser cutting skills, and a router mounting plate for a router table seemed perfect. Techshop has a nice router table that members can use, but I have a lot a small...
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Sat, 16 Mar 2013 17:39:58 PDT
USS Enterprise using 123D Make http://www.instructables.com/id/USS-Enterprise-using-123D-Make/
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Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:08:58 PST
Laser-Cut Apache Helicopter http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laser-Cut-3D-Model/
Laser-Cut Apache Helicopter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/TD2P/HD4V6VQ1/F01TD2PHD4V6VQ1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/TD2P/HD4V6VQ1/F01TD2PHD4V6VQ1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/TD2P/HD4V6VQ1/F01TD2PHD4V6VQ1.SMALL.jpg Emsaid 3D models are great gifts for kids and adults! Learn how to make a wooden 3D  model from any picture for a gift or just for yourself! What did you make?      I made wooden model of an Apache helicopter. I originally made it as a gift to my younger brother but thought I would go ahead and make an i...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:00:50 PST
Using Autodesk Inventor to create a notched wood construction (Jeweler's Bench Tool Holder) http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-Autodesk-Inventor-to-create-a-notched-wood-c/
Using Autodesk Inventor to create a notched wood construction (Jeweler's Bench Tool Holder) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/1B0T/HBNXWV19/FBZ1B0THBNXWV19.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/1B0T/HBNXWV19/FBZ1B0THBNXWV19.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/1B0T/HBNXWV19/FBZ1B0THBNXWV19.SMALL.jpg TomCloss As I spend a lot of my creating time on making jewelry, my jeweler's bench gets covered in tools so I needed more storage space for my tools. So I designed this tool holder in Inventor and as doing it I thought it would be good to share some of the techniques I used in the design process. So here it...
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Wed, 9 Jan 2013 21:35:45 PST
Wood Molds for Pewter Casting (I made it at TechShop) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Molds-for-Pewter-Casting-I-made-it-at-TechSh/
Wood Molds for Pewter Casting (I made it at TechShop) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/X6HO/HANAJ3UO/F87X6HOHANAJ3UO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/X6HO/HANAJ3UO/F87X6HOHANAJ3UO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/X6HO/HANAJ3UO/F87X6HOHANAJ3UO.SMALL.jpg TomCloss With pewter's melting point being so low you can make molds out of lots of different materials. The following information will help you build a two part mold using a laser cutter and 1/4 inch thick wood. I used the laser cutter at my local TechShop. For more information on  TechShop look them up. ht...
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Sat, 15 Dec 2012 18:25:28 PST
Lamp X - The Atmospheric Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Lamp-X-The-Atmospheric-Lamp/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/PY1T/H5E9PRZ0/FB1PY1TH5E9PRZ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/PY1T/H5E9PRZ0/FB1PY1TH5E9PRZ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/PY1T/H5E9PRZ0/FB1PY1TH5E9PRZ0.SMALL.jpg SeanDavies     Atmosphere is a spatial quality that extends far beyond the physical attributes of a space. These qualities can be sensory, emotional, harmony, beauty, a feeling of presence and can set the mood and overall feel of a space. The experience of space and the emotions they evoke are greatly affected...
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Thu, 2 Aug 2012 22:54:22 PDT
Mystery Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Mystery-Box-2/
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Thu, 2 Aug 2012 13:48:29 PDT
How to make a corflute roller-shutter (or any other curved shape) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-corflute-roller-shutter-or-any-othe/
How to make a corflute roller-shutter (or any other curved shape) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/H9U5/H4AGI9QC/FSMH9U5H4AGI9QC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/H9U5/H4AGI9QC/FSMH9U5H4AGI9QC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/H9U5/H4AGI9QC/FSMH9U5H4AGI9QC.SMALL.jpg mushroom glue Update: I've published an instructable for the rest of the project here. This is also entered into the hurricane lasers contest. This is my first instructable, and my first contest entry, so if I've done anything wrong, I appologise. This idea (and the asociated tool design) was part of a GCSE tech...
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Thu, 12 Jul 2012 09:34:04 PDT
Cardboard Trophy Wall http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Trophy-Wall/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHP/C0IZ/H4AGJXBS/FHPC0IZH4AGJXBS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHP/C0IZ/H4AGJXBS/FHPC0IZH4AGJXBS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHP/C0IZ/H4AGJXBS/FHPC0IZH4AGJXBS.SMALL.jpg Eat More Chicken      Cardboard is a versatile material.  It is cheap and abundant, yet sturdy.  I have always wanted a mounted moose head in my home, but a taxidermy moose can cost thousands of dollars.  Using the free 123D Make software from Autodesk (www.123dapp.com/make) and the laser cutter at my local TechShop...
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Wed, 11 Jul 2012 15:52:13 PDT
How to Make a Wooden Business Card Holder w/ Laser-cut Logo http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Wooden-Business-Card-Holder-w-Laser/
How to Make a Wooden Business Card Holder w/ Laser-cut Logo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F31/93G4/H337L8WX/F3193G4H337L8WX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F31/93G4/H337L8WX/F3193G4H337L8WX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F31/93G4/H337L8WX/F3193G4H337L8WX.SMALL.jpg tselle I found some chunks of wood that were almost the perfect size for a business card holder. It's almost Father's Day, so that is what they became! **I made this at TechShop in San Francisco** Required Materials You will need: 1. a block of wood--the ones I found were 4"x4" square. If you can't ...
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Fri, 15 Jun 2012 11:55:12 PDT
Laser Cut Two-Sided Checkers http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Two-Sided-Checkers/
Laser Cut Two-Sided Checkers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/6HQF/H2WELY80/FI76HQFH2WELY80.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/6HQF/H2WELY80/FI76HQFH2WELY80.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/6HQF/H2WELY80/FI76HQFH2WELY80.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick When I was brainstorming with amandaghassaei on things that could be laser cut or 3D printed, I thought it would be fun to do checkers.  I mean, they are just circles, so how hard can it be?  Then I remembered checkers are double sided.  I thought I would have to give up on this idea until I found o...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 10:19:11 PDT
Laser Cut Checker Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Checker-Board/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FCE/I281/H2WER8FM/FCEI281H2WER8FM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCE/I281/H2WER8FM/FCEI281H2WER8FM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCE/I281/H2WER8FM/FCEI281H2WER8FM.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick I decided I wanted to make some checkers, but then I realized I didn't have a checker board.  So I decided to design one up quick.  There isn't much to it since it is mostly just alternating engraved and unengraved squares, but here you are! I made this at Techshop in SF and it was a lot of fun! T...
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Sun, 3 Jun 2012 16:02:59 PDT
Make a Vase with the 123D Make Mobile App @ TechShop! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Vase-with-the-123D-Make-Mobile-App-TechSh/
Make a Vase with the 123D Make Mobile App @ TechShop! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/YE5R/H2BMNG6T/F90YE5RH2BMNG6T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/YE5R/H2BMNG6T/F90YE5RH2BMNG6T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/YE5R/H2BMNG6T/F90YE5RH2BMNG6T.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura Autodesk recently launched a 123D Make! App for iPhones, so I used it to fabricate a vase, and then I laser cut it at TechShop SF. The vase is great for holding some of the knick-knacks on my desk at the office! Download and Use the 123D Make App. After you have downlaoded the 123D Make App to y...
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Wed, 23 May 2012 11:24:26 PDT