Filigree creature

Baltic birch, etc.

Bonus in progress pic:

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Ok wow - that’s incredibly hard to focus on in the distance shots! The filigree takes the already wild shapes and makes them visual illusions? Does it do that in real life?

Gorgeous!

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That is really cool! I reminds me of a coral reef almost; like it is build from several tiny pieces.

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It does that illusion and more in person. If it’s backlit the edges look fuzzy, it’s really weird.

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NGL… It’s beautiful and kinda intimidating xD

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Wow!

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That pattern is fantastic!

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So cool!

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Intricate. Can’t even imagine the number of small pieces that you had to clean up off the crumb tray. Looks great.

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Feels very Arabesque and a bit gothic. I like it!

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Hmm ok lets see.

77 separate cutouts per panel. 30 panels for a full creature. Designed cutsheet is 33 panels, that’s 2,541 tiny cutouts for the big panels.

24 connectors, 27 on cutsheet, each with 1 star cutout…

Total of 2,568 cutout pieces, barring any mis-cuts. Turned out that every single cut worked, so my extra pieces were not needed.

As for cleaning them up… Vacuum cleaner. Fwoosh, all done.

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At first glance, it looked like the most exotic piece of chainmaille I’d ever seen. That’s beautiful.

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I like it, so many things to see in it. First picture reminded me of a sand dollar…looks as fragile as a sand dollar too.

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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It’s almost like lace made of wood…very beautiful!

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Very cool! I’ll bet that throws some neat shadows when lit up.

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Wow! How did you get the edges to not look so burnt? Please tell me you didn’t sand every surface?

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@evansd2 is a master of precise kerf and perfect settings. Here’s his not-so-secret method for getting them dialed in:

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Burnt is a function of heat and time. Go hot and move fast and BB edges are pretty clean.

If you’re getting a lot of char and discoloration with 1/8” materials try to go hotter and faster.

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Such a beautiful and delicate creature!

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Amazing!!

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