First, thank you for the months and months of laser tips and advice. I have never used a laser cutter myself. However, I am very familiar with Illustrator and I am looking forward to producing some great things. I am also familiar with wood working tools - not a pro, but I have built a lot of our household furniture and work in small and large(ish) scale pieces - and I have incorporated laser cut elements (that I have designed and had someone else cut).
At the moment, I am designing a door for an IKEA Kitchen cabinet. The door has to be screened as it needs ventilation (it houses our on-demand hot water heater and furnace). For scale, this screen design is 482mm by 254mm (19” by 10”)
1 - Is the GF draft board in imperial or metric (I have seen reference to 5mm or 1/4”… but the two aren’t really the same). For this project, not really an issue, but curious.
2 Some of the bars on the screen are half a mm across. Is that toooo small?
3 To hold the screen in place, I thought I would use some GF-cut, screw-in clips (rather than glue the screens in place because I want to swap out the screens from time to time). I was wondering if a gradient like the one below would make for a countersink? Clearly I need to test a bit to get the correct gradient location… but is my theory good to start?
Thanks for all your help