My daughter loves to draw and craft and also loves Harry Potter. For her birthday, I wanted to make her a storage case to hold all of her art supplies. However, I didn't want to just buy one or make some simple boring design. Then the idea came to me to create a Harry Potter inspired design. Having just re-watched Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, I immediately knew what I wanted to do.
I have a lot of small tools and supplies that don't have a great storage solution. I decided to make my own storage container that looks like a Lego brick. I wanted to make my own so that I could have the size box that I wanted and be able to customize it.
Custom magnets are a great way to show off your brand and your designs. Typically, creating custom magnets is limited to printed versions or store bought items. With this method, you can create custom die cut magnets with virtually any material that is safe for CO2 lasers.
A couple of years ago, I made Woodpecker's 1281 square replicas out of MDF using laser engraving and painting techniques. I spoke with Woodpeckers about redoing the project out of acrylic and they agreed that it would make a great video. I designed this project using just pictures from the Woodpeckers website, as well as ruler generators to get the lines. The benefit of the acrylic model is that I am able to customize the colors for the square and engrave my own logo onto it as well. Keep in mind that these will not be as accurate as the...
One of the best things about the laser is the versatility. A lot of different materials can be engraved and even cut, which gives us the opportunity to make a variety of products. The downside to having so many material options, is that each material has it's own optimal or perfect laser settings to achieve the best results.