Birch plywood flowers

I have had my glowforge for a few weeks now and my recent project has been these flowers out of 1/8” birch plywood. So far I have done daffodils and orchids.

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Those are beautiful! You did a great job painting them, and the designs are very cool!

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What @gooddog said, nice color work.

Your original designs on the flowers?

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Started with a picture of the flowers, front on, and designed the attachments, yes.

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Pretty! I’m impressed by the design. It’s not always easy to get laser work to look right in three dimensions. Those daffodils, especially, are :heart_eyes:.

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Super job. Nice design work too. BTW- Welcome to the forum.

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These are great, I hope you will do more species!

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I plan to. The difficulty is finding species that have “relatively” flat petals. Next in line may be hibiscus or lily.

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Nice job. Really great work! There is a lot of opportunity on this space. You could do a lot here.

Of course, a little living hinge built in and the need for “relatively flat” might go away.

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Gorgeous! Now try a hellebore.

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Those are really cool - I like that they are different to the usual laser cut styles and very 3D

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The orchid is my favorite. Such a nice paint job too.

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I have also thought about deep score marks from the side that would be the back. Not deep enough to cut all the way through but could be glued and bent. Just haven’t found time to play with them yet. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Those are fantastic!

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These are beautiful. Love it.

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Love the orchid coloring, that is such a fun idea!

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Deep score marks! HMM…great idea! One thing the GF never seems to give is more playtime!

I’m a big fan of daffodils. Both are lovely though!

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Following up on this I did some playing around. Deep score marks can be useful in making bends in plywood. Just make sure the outer veneer of plywood has its grain running transverse to the direction of the score marks. The main benefit here is you can make the bend while maintaining a smooth finish on one side. Something that is harder to do with a living hinge.

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Thanks! This is worth a try!