New from Grey Lightning: Laser Cut Switchplates

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#1

I really like the newest from Grey Lightning, because making replacement light switch plates is close to the top of my things to do list:


#2

Switch plates have been on my to-do list since before I ordered. I’m going to have to take close notes on this one. Thanks for sharing!


#3

I am going to be making a lot of switch plates. Love her videos. :slight_smile:


#4

Bookmarked!!


#5

she’s so relaxing to watch :relaxed:

really cool stuff, i’m sure i’ll try this at some point. with that said i’m not sure i prefer the switch plates… there’s a lot of open space without the scalloped edge. for me personally, i think if you’re going for a completely flat plate like that, i’d do some sort of border to “use up” a bit of the edge space. i suppose one might always just laser the switch plates from the store :V

of course, i guess you could just scallop the edge yourself; i’ve only done it on wood but surely acrylic can’t be too impossible, heh.


#6

I have to agree with you there, mine will be a very different design. Still, there were some useful tips.

What is meant by scallop in a woodworking sense? It must mean something different from what I think (semicircular border shapes).


#7

it’s the same, sometimes you find it referring to a single sloping edge (like most of my light plates are rounded on all four sides).


#8

Yes! I’d love to do that rounding on the GF, and I’m hoping it will be possible when 3D engraving is working.


#9

me too! i’m skeptical it’ll be an easily repeatable task (due to natural variation if nothing else), but pretty hopeful!


#10

I would probably use my little dremel clamp-on router “table” to but a demi-bullnose on the edges of the swithcplate. What do you think Proofgrade­™ edges would look like routered? It’s layered right? Definately plan on making some for the house.


#11

I hope I’m like her when I’m older. I love her videos.