Introduction: Quick & Easy Wooden Glider Using Glowforge Machine
For this Instructable, I was able to make a very quick and simple wooden glider with very few products that can be found very easily with a few exceptions.
A sheet of thin wood over 20x20 Inches
Step 1: Glider Parts
Open Adobe Illustrator and create a new document, make sure the scale is in Inches and is the same dimensions as your sheet of wood (dimensions are optional). Here is where you design the glider parts use pics for reference or create freehanded.
Step 2: Cutting the Glider Parts
After you are done with the design of the glider parts, export the design as an svg. and upload the file to Glowforge. In glowforge you will be able to connect to the CNC machine and the machine will cut out the glider parts in the exact dimensions you made them. The end result should look similar to the above glider parts.
Step 3: Assembling the Glider
For this final step, you will obviously need super glue and the glider parts. This is self-explanatory enough just glue the glider parts to the body and clamp them for a few seconds to make sure they stick. The end :)
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