This is a project from a while back that I keep forgetting to post.
We have a lamp at work, and one of the plastic lamp shades disintegrated. It was really weird.
I have a Glowforge, so I decided to make a new one!
I took some measurements and went to inkscape with some chipboard for a prototype. I made it in 4 pieces, then glued the sides together. It came out pretty well. I was hoping it was going to be more rounded, but it came out square. This was mostly due to the chipboard being thicker.
But hang on one second. I have a blank canvas here. I can’t just have a simple lampshade with no designs on it! After talking with my office mate, we decided on what we wanted.
The light was to bright so it washed out the design, but then I used a dry erase markers to fill in the design, and it came out fantastic!
I am really new to Glowforge and just as new to laser engraving/cutting… although I am not new to super glueing my finger to things (LOL). I have heard about using dry-erase markers on acrylic to make it permanent. Is this what you are talking about here? I would love to make a lampshade with colors like that for my bathroom. Thanks for any help!!