365 laser cut items in 365 days. I provide the files so you can make your own copies and if you don't have access to a laser then I sell most items too.
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Friday, 26 August 2016

Laser Shark


I simply can't understand how you can buy a laser pointer and have it delivered to your house for less than £1 but I'm not going to complain about it. Instead I'm just going to strap one to my little shark model and use it to bug the cat (and children), yay lasers!


Pokemon 103-150


I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was. To draw them was my real test, to cut them is my cause. Anyway, so that's Pokemon set 103-150 all original 150 Generation 1 Pokemon drawn and cut, they make a fairly epic collection and with that many to stack there are infinite combinations. The actually Pokemon collection was done by Jadael over on Imgur but a fair few of the silhouettes needed modding before they were cuttable. Like most things they should probably go up in my shop but for now... (svg here)


Making Pokemon 52-102


Here are some tips for making items like these, this set is Pokemon 52 through to 102. I cut the 9mm ply on a fairly high power, this ensures that the cut goes all the way through regardless of blemishes in the material and then you know each piece can be easily removed. This causes quite a lot of burning on the underside of the material due to reflections from the honeycomb bed. Once a set has been cut I often secure all the pieces back into the framework using masking tape across the top side of the material. This allows me to lift all the pieces out of the machine at once. I can then flip the whole sheet and sand the reverse down while they are still in the framework. It's much easier than juggling individual tiny pieces. 

I guess for something like this you could also mask the reverse so that most of the burning would be on the masking tape instead of the work piece.



More Pokemon 1-51



There was a fairly positive response to the small selection of stacking Pokemon I made so I thought I would extend the range. These are the first 51 Pokemon, all cut in 9mm poplar ply and slightly smaller than the previous set. This makes them more stable and better for stacking. As you can see I get all the fun of stacking them into a sensible sheet for optimised cutting.




Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Stacking Pokemon



Everyone is raving about Pokemon since the release of Pokemon Go. It was suggested that I should make some stacking Pokemon shapes much like the stacking cats so here are the first 9 Pokemon in the series. (svg here)

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Celtic Stag and Horse


The ravens on these tablets came out really well so I thought I would draw up the other animals in the set so I could use them for future decoration (svg here)

Monday, 22 August 2016

Fractal Puzzles


Apparently I never got round to posting the files for the three fractal puzzles on my blog, they got posted to other places but never here so tonight, in lieu of an actual laser cut item, here's one I missed earlier. (svg here)

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Tablet Weaving


Ye olde tablet weaving is a way of making decorative bands that have a million uses. Like many old crafts it uses simple tools which can be easily recreated with modern means. The basic weaving set requires 8 tablets with holes in the corners and 1 or 2 shuttles to wind thread onto. Plain tablets are a little bit dull so we added these celtic ravens as decoration. I chose to do them as line art instead of engraving to make them really stand out. (svg here)


Big Mylar Stencils


These large stencils are cut from 350 micron mylar. A friend asked if I could cut some stencils and I just happened to be visiting Bee Crafty on Monday who gave me some really useful advice about what I needed and how fast to cut it. The mylar cuts really well and if you keep the power sufficiently low you can avoid the burn reflections on the reverse.



Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Sharks


I've been through some iterations on a little shark model recently. Figured it would be nice to have a little giveaway at some point. This one is almost ready but I did a bit of playing with scale. The largest here is 150mm long and is the 'right' size, the teeny one is made from 0.8mm ply and is just 44mm from nose to tail, a bit too small really but still cute.