Our baby just turned 1 yesterday and what a crazy year it’s been! I remember posting a pic here a day or so after he was born and now he’s a babbling, walking little human - how time flies. Anyway, my wife had ordered a few things from a cheap Chinese website, most of which came, but the thing she was most excited for, a crown, was a no show. The King in my username is my real middle name, and the baby shares that with me, so the crown really was kind of important. Both my wife and I order things online without the other knowing, so I didn’t know she had ordered it until she said something about it being lost in the mail. This is where my expertise comes in; so I told her I could make one. I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted it to look like, so I designed it, we went and bought some thin foam pad from the art section in Walmart, and I ran some tests. Interestingly, and I’ve noticed this on other materials, even a few thousands of an inch requires different power settings, so the settings I had found originally actually were higher than most of what I needed and some of the pieces went flying throughout the machine
In the end it all worked out pretty well. I used super 77 glue to adhere the pieces and off to our little party we went!
The baby doesn’t like things on his head, but if you distract him long enough (in this case with cake) then he would run around with it on.
It’s incredible the random things this machine let’s you do. Sure, I could have made a stencil and printed it out and cut it by hand, but the laser made the whole process so smooth and easy. Once again, Harrison Forge has come to the rescue
Edit: Wanted to say that I added light score lines for the gems and the number 1. Also, where the laser didn’t make it all the way through, it left it perforated, and to take care of the uneven pieces after removing the crown, I used a lighter over them really quickly and very briefly. This stuff is really sensitive to flame, but the laser itself didn’t burn or melt it.