I recently did a craft show and decided I wanted to change up my normal display since I'm doing more embroideries in hoops these days. I bought a 24x48 inch pegboard with the intention of displaying my work on it. :D
But how should I keep it standing and stable?
Insert laser cut easels! These easels are easy to make and modify.
Step 1: What You'll Need
- 1/4 inch plywood in 24x36 sheets
- a laser cutter of some sort
- the files (attached below)
Step 2: Modify the Files and Cut!
I needed two easels to hold up a 24x48 inch piece of pegboard, so I went a little overboard.
Audrey went with 50% power and 90% speed, since the Metabeam is much more high powered than the Epilog lasers we have.
Below is a video of Audrey and me videoing the laser. Bask in the glorious sounds of giant mechs fighting one another:
Step 3: Set It Up!
Because the support bars are so long, the easel can be set up in a variety of ways. You can probably support a fairly large object with one of these. :D
Feel free to sand if you want! I passed on it because I was low on time and it would be hidden behind a pegboard anyway.
I'm happy to report these easels were super stable and kept my pegboard safe and sound all day!