I want to make my husband a flag coin holder to display his Army coins…I was wondering if there was a a way the glowforge can add a grove to the shelf to keep coins from falling… Any help is appreciated
You could engrave the groove, but it would take some testing to see how many passes you would need to get it as deep as you want it…not to mention, quite a bit of time. To me, the easiest way would be to cut a long, thin strip of wood and glue it across in front of where you want to display the coins to create a ‘lip’ to keep them from falling. Best of luck.
What kind of scale are you talking about?
Adding a strip of material along the front would be simple and effective, but a groove wouldn’t be that hard to do, or take more than a few minutes to engrave.
Easy enough to engrave a slot, just test to dial it in. I wouldn’t think it would take that much depth - depending on the seismic activity due to kids bouncing around.
Thank you…I didn’t think of this
If you are doing this in the shape and style of the American flag you could have the red stripes be your raised slats and the white stripes be thinner or recessed for grooves to hold the coins.
Another alternative is to cut out two pieces of wood the same size for your coin resting area, and cut out rectangles in one piece. Glue them together. It will make for a quick job, and a deeper groove for your coins to sit in.
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