|Project by wwbob||posted 04-23-2013 04:45 AM||4277 views||7 times favorited||15 comments|
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