I grabbed a pile of felt from Michael’s to test hitting it with lasers. I found “Stiffened Felt” which is an acrylic polyester blend that is…um…stiffer than normal felt.
I made some Wisconsin W logos for the Ohio State game.
But I noticed that the left over part in the inside of the W was deformed. I asked myself “What if I wanted the pointy part” as part of my design. How would I make it not deformed?
So I did a test star to see if I could get it cut without deforming. I cut one star in one pass (blue). Then I cut it by hitting every other line on the star. First pass in red. Then a second pass in green.
It made much better points.