So taking a break from fixing broken glowforges, I looked at a box full of leftovers, that when I was making whatever the item was, I saw ‘potential’ - here is mine, show me your scrap art!
(everything made of scrap)
So making puzzle boxes you do a lot of testing… So I end up with literally hundreds of sheets of scrap wood. I would love to know what you all do with your scrap wood as I’m wondering if there is something I’m missing that I could benefit even more form my scrap.
Below is a little video where I share my thoughts on what I’m doing with my scrap wood currently
[What To Do With Laser Scrap?]
I’m not sure what other people do with their tiny scraps, but I can’t let anything go to waste. These are some walnut hardwood and maple veneer scraps that I turned into gift tags. (I didn’t have a banana handy, so I used a SIM for scale.)
And the remaining scraps. (More gift tags tomorrow!)
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Make some . You will find these useful. As soon as I figure out where to share Files. I’ll
Be happy to offer it “open source”:wink: . Is there a files section for that purpose ?
here is a link to the post where i put the file yesterday (in case it didn’t make sense.) Honeycomb bed holdown pins
…… a few years later……
Recently , I was doing a bunch of cutting on my gf and using the hold down pins that I designed several years ago.
It always brings a smile…
And several others:
ok, i’m not original.
But in my defense … this isn’t using unused space on a piece of wood / acrylic
this is creating something else from leftovers.
But in my defense …
I am thinking of having a pile of loose pieces and trying to reconstruct the design from those (much less cutting it out of the middle of the material)
In your defense, still previously:
So I have been playing around trying to design my own 6-pack holder from scratch. I had a bunch of round pieces of scrap and was wondering what I could do with them…
I had a bucket full of scrap pieces that were previously negative spaces in other cuts. I decided to make some brooches, earrings, and necklaces from them. Hopefully, my students will like them. I’ve been teaching them the business of art and we’re opening up a pop-up shop near our classroom to sell their products. I thought I’d join in on the fun to set an example of product, merchandising, and marketing. The labels are lasercut as well.
I made a caddy to carry 15 small bottles of paint and when I got done I had 30 pieces of round scrap 1 1/8 and 1 3/8 in diameter.
What to do with them?
New Year’s Eve party coming up and thought I’d make something that people could use to remind them of their New Year’s resolutions.
Using Jules tutorial - How to Get Perfect Alignment - I was able to engrave both sides and yes, get perfect alignment.
… and several others:
Another thing I never would have thought of doing! That looks great! I have saved so many little scraps, from tiny circles to whatever. I have jars and containers full of them, now I’ve got something to plan for!
O.my.word…if I showed everything I’ve ever made with scrap I would be banned from the forum for incessant photos! It would receive about as warm a welcome as showing slides of my last vacation.
That’s beautifully done - it looks ridiculously planned for something made of scrap! Do you see the wheat field and clouds, or the peacock?
I see a wheat field painted by Van Gogh
Caltrops. Ever stepped on small .125in scraps barefoot? That’s some lego-level pain.
All the time and then it sticks to your foot and you have to find a place you can sit to remove it. Tiny ones are the worst!
ESP WHEN YOU TRY AND LASER THEM…
(joke) never use un-certified wood or body parts in a Glowforge
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