Laser cut box-set

The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #151

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Above are laser cut wood snowflake ornaments gift box set from Timber Green Woods.

After the jump, cutting boards, cats, coasters, and boot keepers… (more…)

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4 days only: Get 30% OFF Laser Cutting

It’s our biggest SALE of the year! 30% OFF Laser Cutting with code GDOLFF

Super special deal ends Monday at midnight!

Get 30% OFF with code GDOLFF

From Black Friday through Cyber Monday, save 30% on the making costs of any laser cutting order at Ponoko.

Promotion ends midnight pst on Monday, December 2. Not valid with metal materials! Not valid with Ponoko Prime accounts. (Prime subscribers get 32.5% off making costs on every laser cutting order.)

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Pinecone Patterned Animal Ornaments & Wintery Woodland Decor

Ponoko-made products by Yvonne Laube

The inspiration for Yvonne Laube’s adorable animal mobiles, switch plates, night lights, and holiday ornaments initially came while she was decorating the nursery for her newborn son.

“I was looking for pieces that were clean-lined and both modern and traditional,” she says. But when she couldn’t find quite what she was looking for, she decided to make her own designs with Ponoko’s laser cutting service.

And luckily for her, Yvonne’s single entry into last year’s YippieYay contest won her the opportunity to try Ponoko free for a whole year.

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Laser cut sights and smells

The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #148

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Above is a laser cut corrugated cardboard Turbine lamp from Rustic Lux Modern.

After the jump, flowers, chocolate, a necklace… (more…)

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Laser Cutting & 3D Printing Holiday Order Deadlines

It’s our busiest time of year! We encourage everyone to place your holiday orders as soon as possible.

Below are our deadlines for placing orders in time for delivery before the holidays.

If you have any questions about the turnaround time don’t hesitate to email us at service@ponoko.com.


Laser Cutting


Early Deadline: Tuesday November 26th

Last day to place an order for delivery before the holidays without needing to upgrade your making or shipping speeds.

Final Deadline: Tuesday December 10th
Last day to place an order for delivery before the holidays. The later you leave it the more likely you will need to upgrade your making or shipping speeds, or both. So be quick :)

Orders after these dates will be delivered to you asap, but likely to be after the holidays.


3D Printing


Tuesday, November 19th
is the last day to place an order for delivery before the holidays.

Orders after this date will be delivered to you asap, but likely to be after the holidays.


Photochemical Machining (PCM)


Tuesday, November 26th
is the last day to place an order for delivery before the holidays.

Orders after this date will be delivered to you asap, but likely to be after the holidays.

If you have any questions about the turnaround time don’t hesitate to email us at service@ponoko.com.

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Photographer Creates Camera Accessories for 150 yr old Photo Technique

Establishes In Camera Industries in Portland, Oregon

Photographer Jody Ake creates haunting images that capture the subject with incredible dimensionality.

He works with a wet collodion process, a method dating back to the 1850s. “The end results are ambrotypes, appearing on glass in the form of a negative until backed by black velvet, thus rendering the positive image,” he explains on his website.

The photographic plate holder Jody uses in his practice “finally deteriorated to the point that it was no longer useable, and finding a well made replacement was imposable. The lack of reliable plate holders inspired me to start making my own.”

So in addition to fine art photography and commission work, Jody started In Camera Industries — a small business selling accessories for in camera photography.

Specifically, In Camera Industries sells high quality, photographic plate holders that can be used for “wet collodion (ambrotype/tintypes),
paper negatives, dry plate, daguerreotypes, and any in camera process.”

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Something’s laser etched in stone

The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #146

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Above is laser etched granite from Amy Richards.

After the jump, pollen, skulls, adventure soot, and an Millypus… (more…)

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What Etsy’s New Policy Means for Ponoko Customers

Early this month, Etsy released new guidelines for Etsy shops. The new policy officially welcomes shops that use outside/outsourced manufacturers — as long as they are first “approved”.

Etsy writes that “These new policies are crafted to support a diverse community of makers, designers and curators — from the solo artisan just starting out, to the full-time seller hiring staff, to the artist who partners with a manufacturer to bring her creations to life.”

The “artist who partners with a manufacturer” should apply for approval in order to sell on Etsy. This includes all Ponoko customers using our laser cutting service to help create their designs.

According to the new policy, “Digital prints and posters, music, books you’ve authored, and 3D printed items can be sold without review.” This means that Ponoko customers using our 3D printing service to create designs do *NOT* need approval.

I contacted the Etsy integrity team and asked some questions on behalf of Ponoko customers.

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The patterns of laser cutting

The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #145

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Above is a laser cut skateboard from Xercanaut.

After the jump, toys, steel, flowers, and sea creatures… (more…)

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Laser cut details

The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #144

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Above is close up of the laser cut mdf living hinge corner in the Magical Star Machine from Jasper Nance.

After the jump, sugar skulls, Mayans, record albums, a webber grill, and hack lighting… (more…)

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