Working on my Ford crossflow powered kit car (circa 1990) I needed new gaskets for the water pump and thermostat housing. What better way to ensure repeatable and accurate shapes than to create the artwork in Illustrator then cut them from gasket paper on the Glowforge? After a test with regular paper versions to ensure everything was accurate, it took no more than 2 minutes on the 'forge.
Should be under Practical Cuts as well!
And cheaper. What kind of kit car?
Great! I love the quick fixes we can handle with the Glowforge.
Awesome! I made a gasket for a boat thermostat today on mine, forgot to take pictures of the finished project though.
It’s so easy isn’t it! What boat do you have?
I’ve got a Westfield SE, it’s a replica of the Lotus 7.
I didn’t know about that section - let me work out how to link it.
I bet that’s fun. I have been thinking about a Cobra replica. My brother in law has a NOS (new old stock) 427 side oiler still in the crate.
It is, although I do spent a lot of time tinkering. What’s to think about? If a Cobra rep is within your grasp, especially with a 427, you should definitely build it!
You make it sound like a negative…
My wife told me I could build one after I retired… that was ten years ago
I’m honestly so busy that I would have to give up one or more of my other activities. I’m often up 18+ hours a day (but I’m having a blast and rocking’ retirement)
I would need a place for a power chair. Perhaps I could get a kit to make the power chair look like a lotus? Maybe just the flower?
Smart. Nice use of the
A power chair would be A) cheaper B) more comfortable C) cheaper
What gasket material are you guys using. I’ve only just now started digging into it and can’t convince myself that the stuff I’m looking at is laser safe.
It’s regular gasket paper from a motor factors, I’ve had it for ten years or so. It’s about 0.8mm thick, heavy almost oily in texture and it cut very well, hardly any smoke and very clean.
What fun times we live in — except for the COVID matter.
It’s very surreal thinking that I might replace a gasket making hammer with a laser!!