Introduction: Geek on a Glowforge - Flying Dragon Mobile
In my continued Dragon for Halloween series, today I am going to show you how to make a flying dragon Mobile using your Glowforge Laser.
Some of the photos I used are 'test' images, since the mobile isn't going 'up' till closer to Halloween.
12" x 20" Baltic Birch wood
Black krylon spray
Red krylon spray
Nylon thread (fishing line seems best)
Step 1: How to Make a Mobile
This is probably one of the best videos I have found on how to make a flying mobile, I included it in my Instructable as a reference.
It is not mine!
Step 2: Making the Wings
I wanted something with more texture, and detail then just two 'wings' so I found a picture of rubber wings on the internet, and then used them as my base. taking each wing as a separate side, to make the mobile a wing span of 3'.
It was a bit tricky aligning the wood to be exact on both sides in the Glowforge, luckily after it was spray painted the 'whoopsies' are not noticeable.
Step 3: Wing Detail
Some pics of the details, I know its up high and no one really see's the details, BUT I KNOW ITS THERE.
(cough) OCD (cough)
I sprayed several light coats of high gloss black Krylon on the wings to give it that dark leathery feel to them.
Step 4: Dragon Body
If you watched the video, how to make a mobile (What, you didn't? Get back there and do it!) the weight of the body needs to be heavier than the wings to get it properly balanced.
I combined several dragons as my final version, deciding my first version was too 'cute' and needed to be more 'dragony'.
Step 5: Putting It All Together
Threading the nylon to get it to hang properly was the most difficult part of this project.
That instructional video I attached really did help a lot with the threading part.
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Here are the files!! (.svg)