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Project by wwbob posted 04-23-2013 04:45 AM 2916 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son needed some gifts and I just learned how to use the laser engraver found in “my” workshop (aka the Mesa High School wood shop). These two things came together so I designed a business card holder. The wood is alder, resawn from 4/4 stock, then sanded to 1/8” thickness. The finish is Deft Brushing lacquer from a “rattle” spray can. The laser, Universal Laser – model 660 (60 watt), darkens the wood when rastering the lettering and when cutting through the wood.

The design uses 3.5 by 15 inches for each holder. The horizontal parts have tenons that go through mortises in the side pieces. The horizontal pieces fit together with box joints.

The only difficult part of this project is resawing the boards and the “burnt wood” smell the parts have after being engraved and cut on the laser.

-- "I like the quiet I hear." - Channing, age 4





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 04-23-2013 09:34 AM

Nice work, These look great!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 10-14-2014 01:48 AM

Can I download it ?!!

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wwbob

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#3 posted 10-14-2014 02:24 AM

The design is in Corel Draw. I can send it to you.

-- "I like the quiet I hear." - Channing, age 4

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#4 posted 10-24-2014 09:43 AM

Can You send The design to me,

Thanks :-)

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#5 posted 12-15-2014 09:12 PM

This is a great design. I would love to use this file if you could send it to me please :)

Thanks ahead of time!!!!

-- Joy does not simply HAPPEN to us. You have to CHOOSE joy and keep choosing it everyday!!

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wwbob

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#6 posted 12-16-2014 01:31 AM

This design was done in CorelDraw. For those who have asked, is that of interest?

-- "I like the quiet I hear." - Channing, age 4

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#7 posted 12-16-2014 02:08 AM

Yes, corel would work great. Or even export to an SVG format that anyone should be able to open.

-- Joy does not simply HAPPEN to us. You have to CHOOSE joy and keep choosing it everyday!!

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