A simple rounded rectangular cut shape with the name or role of the wearer engraved on 3mm Bamboo. The bamboo is treated with Danish oil to harden and protect it as well as to stain it to a darker colour. Small golden cufflink blanks from eBay are then glued to the back to finish the piece. The shape and fonts can be changed to suit the groom’s interests too.
Very simple, very quick, looks nice and makes the wedding just a little bit more ‘personal’ for the photo shoots.
[Also have a 3mm Black Acrylic version, too lazy to photograph…]
Note : My name is not Andy and I’m not the Groom 🙂
This is the second ‘thing’ I am making from the Ponoko order I received earlier. I’m calling this post a preview only simply because I am nowhere near finished! A fusion of laser cutting fun, my most hated subject of math, and cool glowing monofilament is the Hyperboloid Stool [A very expensive replacement for a $5 IKEA stool].
I was seriously thinking ‘Yippee!’ when I got the first of my Ponoko orders today… then I saw the ‘Yippee’ on the packaging… that was weird!
This is a gallery post of the unwrapping, too tired to assemble the bits tonight. Can you guess what things I’m making? [The ‘Welcome to Finland’ one is rather obvious…] Post your guess in the comments!
Long story short: Got a new 40″ LCD TV, need a TV stand. Didn’t want to spend $200 on some crappy box stand. Didn’t want to make a plain stand. Thought that laser cutting + bamboo + silly design ought to make a good combination. (This is the WTF is it thing…)
Still no write up, just a gallery of photos I took of an attempted fit together… Fits nice and snug! Also testing how a clear polyurethane will look on the bamboo. Since I’m not giving a description what-so-ever see if you can guess what it is. Preemptive explanation if you think it looks crap/sucks, its because I was severely constrained by the cut size limitations…
I wrote in here of an extremely convoluted way of exporting Alibre Design files into SVG for laser cutting with Ponoko. There were a couple of problems…and of course after some googling there was a better way!
(Note this is a generic DXF to SVG conversion and is applicable to many other CAD programs such as AutoCAD, Unigraphics, Catia, SolidWorks etc and is not limited to Alibre Xpress)