Everyone’s seen the usual mandala, I wanted something different. I found this one and worked with the artist, Tony Bamber, to prep it for lasering.
Before I go any further, here’s how you can find Tony’s work. He’s really talented!
And here’s the specific piece that this is based on:
The final version is almost identical to the original, some very small adjustments had to be made to accommodate the 18" diameter and laser realities.
Lasery details: baltic birch plywood, everything scored. Total job time: several hours across multiple steps, essentially takes an entire day to do it. It’s a lot of paths. I won’t get into all the details about how I pulled this together, but I will say that this project pushed the limits of nearly every aspect of using a Glowforge, from path preparation to job setup to alignment issues (manually aligned, no passthrough), it was all quite difficult.
that’s probably at least 4.0. you’re getting pretty massive at 36" squared. 36 width isn’t that uncommon. but 36 depth? that’s generally a beast machine. universal doesn’t have a 36" depth machine. they have 36x24 and 48x24. probably would be an open flatbed laser.