My fourth real project (and the REAL reason I bought my Glowforge). I’m part of a sailing community here in NE Wisconsin, and the owners are of course all pretty proud of their boats. But now that it’s winter, we can’t sail anymore until spring.
OR CAN WE??? Check out this video walkthrough: https://youtu.be/TKJ1fcWs0J4
I made the shadowbox out of birch but I want to try it with a proofgrade cherry top. The waves and sailboat undulate via an offset gear mechanism (offset disks of thick MDF and a brass rod with set screw attachments. It’s encased underneath an acrylic window, and can be set on a shelf, mantle, or hung on a wall (it’s actually very light). Snap-together elements make it fairly easy to assemble, and only a bit of glue is required.
I love how the waves move up and down as the compass turns! Very soothing during the dark days of winter here in the upper midwest. And the scored circulating patterns in the waves and clouds add to the illusion of movement.