Top side at an angle
Back side view
Being an intermediate level woodworker, I have numerous related tools in my wood shop. I added a laser printer to my shop a few years back and have used it on numerous wood projects. So, when I made a cutting board design using traditional wood cutting tools a while back, I thought I’d would try to duplicate the design with the laser printer. I bought the design pictured and adapted the design construction significantly with the laser printer as the primary cutting tool.
Here is a summary of the design construction: The pattern is made up of 65 triangles each with 6 pieces of wood. That’s 390 pieces all cut on the glowforge. All pieces are just under 1/4" thick. A combination of Cherry, Maple, Black Walnut and Osage orange with White Oak as a backer piece. I needed to find a way to assemble the individual pieces so I designed a “holding/placement” jig (made on the glowforge of course) and used it to glue up the 6 small pieces into 1 triangle all in a very specific pattern/orientation of the various wood species. See attached pictures.
Then the 65 triangles were glued up (again in a very specific pattern), sanded (lots of sanding) and finished it with 3 coats of sealer. I am not sure what I am going to do with it but some ideas are using it as a clip board, or perhaps a top of a box I will make or perhaps a simple wall hanging which I will frame. To be determined.