Instructables: exploring - workshop - laser cutter - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 24 May 2016 09:05:14 PDT BLOX v1.01 Laser Cut Hometown Map, a Great Sentimental Gift. http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Hometown-Map-a-Great-Sentimental-Gift/
Laser Cut Hometown Map, a Great Sentimental Gift. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOV/PONW/IOEXW6YA/FOVPONWIOEXW6YA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOV/PONW/IOEXW6YA/FOVPONWIOEXW6YA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOV/PONW/IOEXW6YA/FOVPONWIOEXW6YA.SMALL.jpg BreRoz You can find a laser cut map of anylarge city, but what about the small town your family has spent generations in? In my case, I live 2,500 miles from home, but for four generations, my father's family has lived in a small (pop. 3,200) town, Oakfield, NY.When creating the laser cut map of your homet...
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Fri, 20 May 2016 13:33:28 PDT
How to Make a TSA Compliant Multitool http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-TSA-Compliant-Multitool/
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Thu, 7 Apr 2016 14:03:09 PDT
Standee Lamp made of Acrylic http://www.instructables.com/id/Standee-Lamp-Made-of-Acrylic/
Standee Lamp made of Acrylic - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8W/436E/IMMB6NUF/F8W436EIMMB6NUF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8W/436E/IMMB6NUF/F8W436EIMMB6NUF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8W/436E/IMMB6NUF/F8W436EIMMB6NUF.SMALL.jpg Lenbus ProclamationIf you run into any problems or get stuck at any point within the instructable (especially in the image processing section or regarding any parts) just feel free to send me an Instructable-Message or an Email and I will do my best to help you out via Mail, Skype or TeamViewer. :)Also fo...
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Mon, 4 Apr 2016 13:45:52 PDT
Cat Scratcher on Laser Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Cat-Scratcher-on-Laser-Cutter/
Cat Scratcher on Laser Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFF/PDGH/IMI0WXTD/FFFPDGHIMI0WXTD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFF/PDGH/IMI0WXTD/FFFPDGHIMI0WXTD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFF/PDGH/IMI0WXTD/FFFPDGHIMI0WXTD.SMALL.jpg BreRoz It is difficult to find a cat scratcher long enough for larger cats. With this process, you can create a cardboard cat scratcher as long as your laser cutter will allow. The laser cutter in this tutorial allowed 36 inches. Use guides for measuring Use guides to measure the thickness you’d like fo...
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Fri, 1 Apr 2016 18:35:04 PDT
$5, No Tool, Bamboo Sunglasses http://www.instructables.com/id/5-No-Tool-Bamboo-Sunglasses/
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Sat, 27 Feb 2016 08:18:00 PST
High Celtic Cross End Table http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Celtic-Cross-End-Table/
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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 13:54:42 PST
Build a wooden puzzle from only a photo.... http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Wooden-Puzzle-From-Only-a-Photo/
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Wed, 17 Feb 2016 20:08:59 PST
Modern Laser Cut Chess Set http://www.instructables.com/id/Modern-Laser-Cut-Chess-Set/
Modern Laser Cut Chess Set - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/NMZ6/IKBHVJPB/F8LNMZ6IKBHVJPB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/NMZ6/IKBHVJPB/F8LNMZ6IKBHVJPB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/NMZ6/IKBHVJPB/F8LNMZ6IKBHVJPB.SMALL.jpg BeckyH32 In this Instructable I'll walk you through how to build this gorgeous chess and checkers set.You will need:- Access to a laser cutter- 3mm MDF- 3mm acrylic in the colour of your choice- PVA glue- 2 part epoxy resin- 400 grain sandpaper- ClampsIf you don't feel like making one yourself, hit me up on ...
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Sun, 7 Feb 2016 07:20:43 PST
Lasercut Cardboard Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Lasercut-Cardboard-Chair/
Lasercut Cardboard Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/ZINW/IJOMTF7P/F6ZZINWIJOMTF7P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/ZINW/IJOMTF7P/F6ZZINWIJOMTF7P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/ZINW/IJOMTF7P/F6ZZINWIJOMTF7P.SMALL.jpg slightlygreen A while back, I got a free coffee table that I decided to use as a desk for the free computer* I found not long after (it was a really good week). Unfortunately, all the chairs I could find were too tall to comfortably sit at the table. So I decided to make a better sized chair!I'll note that there'...
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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 09:35:27 PST
Floating Color Pencil Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Floating-Color-Pencil-Holder/
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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 07:49:06 PST
Artisan Kaleidoscope http://www.instructables.com/id/Artisan-Kaleidoscope-Laser-Cut/
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Sun, 27 Dec 2015 16:32:04 PST
Kinetic Snowflakes http://www.instructables.com/id/Kinetic-Snowflakes/
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Sun, 13 Dec 2015 19:26:24 PST
Boba Straw Polyhedron Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Boba-Straw-Polyhedron-Lamp/
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Fri, 11 Dec 2015 05:55:45 PST
Laser Cutter Crosshair http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cutter-Crosshair/
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Fri, 4 Dec 2015 14:01:58 PST
Laser-Cut Paper Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Paper-Lantern/
Laser-Cut Paper Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/00J0/IHNTJUBK/FOE00J0IHNTJUBK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/00J0/IHNTJUBK/FOE00J0IHNTJUBK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/00J0/IHNTJUBK/FOE00J0IHNTJUBK.SMALL.jpg tatiang Summary: This will take you through the steps required to create a laser-cut paper lantern that can house an LED tea light.Note: This Instructable is based on Making a Laser Cut Zen Lantern.Materials: cardboard (ideally, cut to 24" x 18") or wood (e.g. 1/8" baltic birch; ideally, cut to 24" x 18"), ...
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Wed, 2 Dec 2015 10:06:41 PST
Dinosaur Coaster http://www.instructables.com/id/Dinosaur-Coaster/
Dinosaur Coaster - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/3D8F/IHHZDQ6T/FLJ3D8FIHHZDQ6T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/3D8F/IHHZDQ6T/FLJ3D8FIHHZDQ6T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/3D8F/IHHZDQ6T/FLJ3D8FIHHZDQ6T.SMALL.jpg jayludden This coaster came about as a happy accident. In my original dinosaur coaster, I engraved the dinosaur. The bulb had recently been changed on the laser cutter and I accidentally cut way deeper than I intended to. So, I cut a small piece of acrylic that was approximately the same thickness as the cut ...
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Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:05:06 PST
Make laser cut bathymetric maps http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-laser-cut-bathymetric-maps/
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Mon, 16 Nov 2015 00:26:19 PST
How to Fake a Laser Cut http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Fake-a-Laser-Cut/
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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 10:19:24 PST
Make an art with lasers and paint http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-art-with-lasers-and-paint/
Make an art with lasers and paint - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZY/OB6W/IGV4DFTO/FZYOB6WIGV4DFTO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZY/OB6W/IGV4DFTO/FZYOB6WIGV4DFTO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZY/OB6W/IGV4DFTO/FZYOB6WIGV4DFTO.SMALL.jpg SherryWong Seascape Triptych, 2015 (Acrylic and pencil on laser-etched wood panels)This is a triptych made from wood panels that were etched with a laser cutter and then fleshed out using traditional painting and drawing techniques. The laser cut portion is a digital collage of hand-drawn scenes using a Wacom ...
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Wed, 11 Nov 2015 17:47:37 PST
Make a giant grommet! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-giant-grommet/
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Tue, 3 Nov 2015 10:00:36 PST
Hexagon LEGO display http://www.instructables.com/id/Hexagon-LEGO-display/
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Sun, 11 Oct 2015 12:48:40 PDT
Stool-T http://www.instructables.com/id/Stool-T/
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Wed, 30 Sep 2015 00:15:29 PDT
3D Miniature Chess Pieces made with a Laser Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Miniature-Chess-Pieces-made-with-a-Laser-Cutter/
3D Miniature Chess Pieces made with a Laser Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQI/9BIE/IEOP2LP4/FQI9BIEIEOP2LP4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQI/9BIE/IEOP2LP4/FQI9BIEIEOP2LP4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQI/9BIE/IEOP2LP4/FQI9BIEIEOP2LP4.SMALL.jpg Steve Crayons I'll show you step by step how I made minature chess pieces (~3 cm tall) by laser cutting acrylic. For this project I used an Epilog 40W Mini 18 laser cutter. Most cuts were done at 100% power and 3% speed. I attached the PDF files of the vector profiles I used.Epilog contest: If I won the Zing lase...
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Fri, 18 Sep 2015 08:17:48 PDT
USB flash drive lost and found box http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-flash-drive-lost-and-found-box/
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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:01:49 PDT
Lámpara MakersLab http://www.instructables.com/id/Lámpara-MakersLab/
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 05:29:47 PDT
Beer Tasting Paddles http://www.instructables.com/id/Beer-Tasting-Paddles/
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Wed, 5 Aug 2015 12:28:38 PDT
Hipster Travel Computer Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Hipster-Travel-Computer-Case/
Hipster Travel Computer Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/2JRC/ICGW91PS/FUZ2JRCICGW91PS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/2JRC/ICGW91PS/FUZ2JRCICGW91PS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/2JRC/ICGW91PS/FUZ2JRCICGW91PS.SMALL.jpg larsbar I had a limited amount of money to buy a computer, and in the end I couldn't get a case and all the other parts. So I made my own. This was really the first version, and I made a couple mistakes on it, but I will use it as is for now. I didn't use the raster capability of the laser cutter, although ...
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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/
Making a Log Drum with a Laser Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/UPSF/IBAMQX6S/FTAUPSFIBAMQX6S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/UPSF/IBAMQX6S/FTAUPSFIBAMQX6S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/UPSF/IBAMQX6S/FTAUPSFIBAMQX6S.SMALL.jpg backbeats A log drum consists of a resonant box with a top striking surface with two different sized tabs. The two tabs produce two different notes when struck. This log drum was designed as a set of interlocking plates in Inkscape and then cut on a laser cutter.This log drum was designed as part of the WAV...
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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/
Laser Cut Settlers of Catan Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/6P18/I6HSHYA1/FZZ6P18I6HSHYA1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/6P18/I6HSHYA1/FZZ6P18I6HSHYA1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/6P18/I6HSHYA1/FZZ6P18I6HSHYA1.SMALL.jpg JoshBaker This is a laser cut Settlers of Catan board game I made for my brother for Christmas! It's far more durable than the actual game board, the parts don't shift around during play, and it looks much nicer in my opinion. In terms of the materials needed, this is a pretty simple instructable: - 1/8th inc...
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:05:42 PST
Laser cut planters http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-cut-planters/
Laser cut planters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSX/DNE7/I697OUKS/FSXDNE7I697OUKS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSX/DNE7/I697OUKS/FSXDNE7I697OUKS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSX/DNE7/I697OUKS/FSXDNE7I697OUKS.SMALL.jpg sursula some months ago i discovered that my university has a laser cutter standing around and so i took a course to be able to use it and ever since them i am a happy cutter....it took some time to get used to the thing and to channel all the ideas that i had into actual projects, but the process was total...
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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/
Make a Birdhouse Using the Laser Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY1/M8WW/I67S8ND1/FY1M8WWI67S8ND1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY1/M8WW/I67S8ND1/FY1M8WWI67S8ND1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY1/M8WW/I67S8ND1/FY1M8WWI67S8ND1.SMALL.jpg jastir IntroI joined the TechShop a couple years ago. I was pretty excited to learn AutoCAD, although I found that I do better with a course to thoroughly learn the material. Knowing AutoCAD has been indispensable to being able to use the CNC (computer numerical control) equipment, such as the ShopBot, wa...
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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/
Laser Cut Wooden Jewelry Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/Y8CG/I4CN467Q/F8QY8CGI4CN467Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/Y8CG/I4CN467Q/F8QY8CGI4CN467Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/Y8CG/I4CN467Q/F8QY8CGI4CN467Q.SMALL.jpg Regax This Instructable will guide you through all of the steps required to make a fully customizable laser cut wooden jewelry box! This jewelry box contains two fold-out wings complete with satin foam pads, three racks designed to hold a total of twelve rings/necklaces and two fold-out panels designed to...
By: Regax

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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/
Technique: Digital Fabrication By Hand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Z/MBTU/I2P3TV0Q/F1ZMBTUI2P3TV0Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Z/MBTU/I2P3TV0Q/F1ZMBTUI2P3TV0Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Z/MBTU/I2P3TV0Q/F1ZMBTUI2P3TV0Q.SMALL.jpg JON-A-TRON For the other 99% of makers, here's an instructable on how to make things that are just as complex and precise using tools you can find at any hardware store, and templates you can print at your local print shop.A few of us (some college students, people who live near a coop shop like Techshop, Inst...
By: JON-A-TRON

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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 BvdP 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/
Levitating Acrylic & Whiteboard Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/ZFZ3/HY9Y0NCG/F47ZFZ3HY9Y0NCG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/ZFZ3/HY9Y0NCG/F47ZFZ3HY9Y0NCG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/ZFZ3/HY9Y0NCG/F47ZFZ3HY9Y0NCG.SMALL.jpg FabricateIO Here's how to build a "levitating" coffee table with acrylic legs, that doubles as a whiteboard! We made it at TechShop Pittsburgh, and a full BOM and assembly guide is available in the PDF file below.Like this Instructable? Don't forget to follow us, favorite it, and check us out on Facebook!Comple...
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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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Mon, 26 Jul 2010 15:36:02 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...
By: JON-A-TRON

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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/
How To Make A Rotary Powered Pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/97XO/HV9FYAI9/FFN97XOHV9FYAI9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/97XO/HV9FYAI9/FFN97XOHV9FYAI9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/97XO/HV9FYAI9/FFN97XOHV9FYAI9.SMALL.jpg TeamTortoise Hello, we are a team of 3 Product Design Engineering students at the Glasgow School of Art. For a second year project called "Hydro Do That?" we were tasked with pumping 5 litres of water up a height of 60cm in the most efficient manner possible. The pump had to be capable of performing this task i...
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Sat, 17 May 2014 13:43:18 PDT
Efficient Water Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Efficient-Water-Pump/
Efficient Water Pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/G34X/HVDU2MGV/FV1G34XHVDU2MGV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/G34X/HVDU2MGV/FV1G34XHVDU2MGV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/G34X/HVDU2MGV/FV1G34XHVDU2MGV.SMALL.jpg joshward Follow these instructions to make a really simple water pump that's easy to make and works efficiently. We designed this pump for a brief we were given at the Glasgow School of Art to attempt to design and create the most efficient way possible of lifting water up by 60mm. You can apply this design ...
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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