2018 Nerd-off

There is also this but I have not found a big enough 3D printer.


Wonderful - thanks for that link. !


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Actually a smaller version is quite amenable to be laser cut. Imagine the controls as a table lamp.



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I can’t decide if that makes you an optimist, an idealist, or just an ambitious sonuvagun!

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Reckless perhaps though hardly Wreckless. If I live forever I might get to half the things on the list but then if I wasn’t ,I might never have even tried this

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Kree! I would love to know everything about how you made that mold. It is relevant to my interests. :slight_smile:

This is the nerdiest thing I have done so far: a Judge badge. Here is is carved out of draftboard, thin basswood, and thick basswood.

I built the badge completely from scratch and applied gradients and shades to get the relief I wanted. (You can see some variations in how the sloped parts are cut, I was fiddling with my gradients.)

You can carve really deep in basswood, it’s great… though I still don’t know how to eliminate the “laser texture.” One of these pieces was finished with a wash to weather it, the others are flat gold coats. The weathered version looks pretty nice in person, though it’s clearly not cast metal. If I could defeat the laser texture problem, you could pull that off with a better paint job though.

But I am a bad nerd, because I mixed the badge design from the movie with the font from the comics. I do intent do build a font file for the movie’s type, though.


Honorable mention!


I want to know too…I have a large piece begging for jewelry and such. Would like to come up with something fun…but wasn’t sure what else to make with it…suggestions? https://www.inventables.com/technologies/black-and-gold-glitter-acrylic-sheet

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I would just hang on to it until inspiration strikes…:+1:

Put a 1/4" hole in it, sign your name at the bottom with :glowforge: , hang it on your wall and call it “Art”.

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Long ago in a distant land, Aku the shape-shifting master of darkness unleashed an unspeakable evil… But a foolish samurai warrior wielding a magic sword stepped forth to oppose him.


Nice! What material is that?

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Do I hear the Scotsman in the background?

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You can really create a nerd short circuit that way! Maybe toss Wolverine into the story while you are at it?

3mm B.B. ply

Try the normal medium acrylic settings. I think I normally cut my 1/8 inch using 175 speed and Full power.

(I’ve never had to change my normal acrylic settings to use the glitter stock.)


Excited at how well this is turning out. But who’s that handsome guy??


Pretty lame compared to everyone else here, but this was my first burn after the Glowforge ruler.


Great !
I’m going to have to do a full moon over mine with hare looking up.
I see it clearly, but frustratingly having to wait.
John :upside_down_face: