Laser cut luck

The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #165


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Above is a laser cut and etched birch plywood necklace from Fab Parlor.

After the jump, acorns, lollipops, totems, and beer carriers… (more…)

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Laser cut laundry

The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #163

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Above is a laser cut acrylic laundry necklace from Oronkol.

After the jump, coasters, school, deers, and Loki… (more…)

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Laser cut love

The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #161

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Above are laser cut bamboo wedding cake toppers from Cabin + Cub.

After the jump, foxes, buttons, bats, bow ties, and damask  … (more…)

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Laser cut all around

The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #160

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Above is a laser cut greeting card from Mr Yen Designs.

After the jump, pigeons, clocks, kings, art, and Digifabulous 2014… (more…)

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Laser cut closure

The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #159

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Above are laser cut red maple wood puzzle piece buttons from Timber Green Woods.

After the jump, cats, clocks, mitts, forks, guns, and an easel… (more…)

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OpenDesk distributed manufacturing

Open source micro-factory turns your local laser cutter/CNC into a private IKEA

Exploring new models for open and collaborative digitally fabricated design, OpenDesk aims to become the destination of choice for modern open source furniture.

“By downloading, printing, purchasing or customising an OpenDesk, you’re helping to create a new way of buying products. One that’s more transparent, sustainable and flexible than current manufacturing models”.

With a growing repository of clever, flexible products from a number of designers, the OpenDesk model enables people to choose at what level they wish to engage with the manufacturing process.

The OpenDesk network helps create laser cut furniture from wood and other materials for less

Got a laser cutter of your own, or know someone with a CNC machine just down the road? Then you can download comprehensive drawings that are ready to send straight to the machine. Perhaps you’re not a carpenter or maker yourself but are happy with the flatpack IKEA process. OpenDesk puts you in touch with a workshop in your area, where the design can be cut and finished (oiled, sanded, polished etc) and sent to your door for you to assemble. If hands-off is more your style, there is even an option for a professional to whip it all together for you.

The idea is that the more work you do, the lower the cost will be. Of course, in many locations the OpenDesk network may not yet have makers who can deliver or assemble – so some users will be forced to buy flat-pack or arrange the making themselves.   (more…)

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Miniature midcentury furniture for your modern dollhouse

Ponoko-made project by Diana and Shamir Colloff

A few months ago, San Francisco couple Diana and Shamir opened an Etsy shop called Cufflinks Cowboy Boots. And yes, initially it sold cufflinks in the shape of cowboy boots.

But in addition to the growing number of cufflink designs, the shop has also started selling a series of modern dollhouse furnishings.

“There are only a few stores that sell dollhouse items, and almost all of them focus on Victorian-age furniture, like stuff you would see in your grandma’s house,” says Diana.

“I have three dollhouses and wanted to furnish them in a contemporary/modern style, but there weren’t enough choices out there.” That’s where Ponoko’s lasercutting service came in.

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CNC game tables and stools for Autodesk University

Play Checkers, Chess, and Go on this digitally fabricated furniture

This digitally fabricated furniture is the work of design-build studio Because We Can. They designed and made the game tables and stools in-house on a CNC router for the lounge area of Autodesk University.

Each table has various patterns and saying carved into the surface. It looks like the Checkers pieces are made with CNC as well. In the last picture below you can see that the legs of a table and stool spell “AU” for “Autodesk University.”
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Laser-cut papercraft “Lamp X”

SketchUp + Rhino + patience


Here’s another great paper project. Sean Davies designed this lamp shade in SketchUp, modified it for construction in Rhino, then laser-cut 6 large sheets of strong paper and assembled it with fabric fasteners to create this wonderful organic form. Sean has shared his techniques with a straightforward Instructable so you can copy his work.

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Kubedesign cardboard furniture

Beautiful products from a humble material.

If you’ve been following this blog for awhile, you may have noticed we have a particular fondness for cardboard. It’s cheap, astonishingly versatile, lasercuts quickly, and did I mention it’s cheap?

Kubedesign’s new collection of cardboard furniture designed by Roberto Giacomucci shows that high quality, beautiful products can be made from this humble material if it is used with care and attention to detail. I’m pretty sure the products aren’t lasercut, but that’s not to say something like this couldn’t be . . .

To get started with you own cardboard project, be sure to check out our post with a selection of useful cardboard-related resources.
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