As a card carrying pack-rat, I find it hard to throw away useful items like Altoids tins. Today’s Glowforge experiment was with multi-layered hardboard artwork.
Awesome! Does it spin?
Alas, the gears are only decorative. Perhaps version five will have working gears!
Very interesting idea for a frame. I like it. Do you have the SVG of the Altoid tin outline?
This is plain awesome. I want one!
Here’s what I used. It’s not perfect but will fit snugly inside of the tin.
Hmm. How do you upload SVGs?
Thanks – I have more ideas so stay tuned!
Sometimes you have to specify the image’s (SVG is an image) size when you upload it. You’ll see a #x# in the uploaded line. Just increase it before saving your reply.
I was able to find it in your post. Here it is with a size of 150x200 instead of the 3x4 the site used.
Thanks for the tip!
Very cool project! Add a small motor, a couple LEDs and a switch to activate when opened and you’ll be internet famous.
pocket steampunk love it!
very cool! How many layers of draftboard fit in an Altoids tin?
Five layers. Now how many layers of cardstock?
That is freaking amazing! That’s the creativity that is not in my brain.
How soon do we see an ‘Antikythera’ in a tin ?
One of my favorite creations so far. I love watches, and the gears are reminiscent of a fine timepiece mechanism. Great job, and super creative thinking.
I love this. It is just so neat to be able to stack something so intricate inside a small tin.
Thanks – I’m amazed that you can cut something so intricate with this machine!
Thank @skeplin for the idea. I just had to do “my own take” on this idea.
Here is a relief map of my neighborhood. 12 layers of card stock (Elevation changes represented are not that large, maybe 10’ at best, so I need a thin material.) layered inside an old phone case.
This was just a test. Good thing, as I’m not keen on the etching of the card stock. So I think I’ll go with veneer instead.
That looks great! What settings did you use to cut the card stock without scorching?