I posted this in the Shaper Origin community but felt it was worthy of posting here since a big part of it was created on the Glowforge. It is an example of how incredibly well these two devices work together since the SVGs are portable. I literally use the same SVG on both devices. I expanded on an original shaper tool kit design (provided by shapertools) to have a nice little box that held all my Shaper Origin bits. For those who don’t know about the Shaper, it’s a handheld, computer vision augmented, CNC router.
Basically a sandwich with 3 layers: A center layer which is the tool shadow layer, and a top and bottom which are symmetrical and hold the magnetic closure and foam insert. I designed it this way so center layer can be swapped out later if my tools/bits change over time.
Nothing is glued, the center layer is press fit on the bottom layer magnets. The top layer magnets are a slightly loose fit on the center layer magnet holes. You just drop the top near the bottom and it indexes into place via the magnets. The only thing I wish I had added in the design is a finger grab on the top to make it easier to open. I also wish I had some nice wood to make it from, but instead used some scrap MDF and didn’t try to really polish the results up.
I used the glowforge to cut and engrave the center layer. The box was cut on shaper. I was surprised to like the burned edge as a detail in the center of the sandwich. I’ll have to use this as a planned design element more. The magnetic closure worked really well too.