My eighth mandala:
This one is special because I did it in cardstock using a vacuum tray and a level 3 air assist fan reducer. I had zero flyaways, the entire thing went perfectly. This was a good serious stress test of the vacuum tray concept, it passed with flying layered colors. The layers are just laid on top of each other at the moment, I’ll glue them up soon.
So I made a fullsize tray replacement vacuum table. The idea is that it allows me to cut very lightweight materials without worrying about flyaways.
A quick disclaimer: It’s possible that this is a fire risk, airflow and contained spaces and all. I feel as though it isn’t, but I’m just a dude with a laser who thinks he’s got decent risk assessment skills. Use your noodle if you try something like this
Say you wanted to cut some rolled trace paper:
Air assist fan reducers:
Disclaimer: If you are unsure of either of the following:
“why would you want to do this?”
“what problems could this cause?”
… then turn around and walk away, this isn’t for you
(I am only half kidding!)
The bottom line is that this may elevate your fire risk, reduce your air assist fan life, or cause a change to the fumes generated by your cuts. It may not do these things too, there’s just not enough data to say for sure either way. I’ve been using them for some time wit…
It’s gorgeous. And I need to know more…
The link wasn’t there when I commented… seeking out the knowledge now… Thanks!
Beautiful. I love layered mandalas, they are almost hypnotic. I have stacks of them where I have cut them and they are just waiting to be glued. One of these days I would like to figure out how to design them on my own in CorelDraw.
That’s a gorgeous design. Did you do it in Inkscape?
I’m trying to learn better how to make those designs—it’s not as obvious as it might seem.
Beautiful result from impressive innovation.
Very nice work and even better problem solving.
Now we’re talking, paper mandalas are a go!
I like your color selection. Cool that you’re using your new paper set-up, too!
There is a LOT OF WORK inthat design. Well done.
I can’t take too much credit, this design was purchased on Etsy.
Definitely worth the price of admission then. I do like the color work.