Simple snowflake generator

Oh this is slick. I don’t think this is a duplicate post…

Makes stuff like this:

snowflaker

Which can then be made into stuff like this:


Solid 1/8" Maple and Walnut
(Kerf corrected 0.006", inlaid and glued with titebond, sanded to 600 grit, finished with Feed-n-wax)

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Ooooh, nice! I can see engraving them on hexagon tiles…then adding gold or silver paint…thank you for sharing!

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You are making all of look so easy, but I am seeing that there is a lot of technique to the fantastic results you are getting. You are a great inspiration to me. :grin:

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Nice! I just yesterday drew one of these by hand (well,tracing over a clip art by hand anyway). Mine turned out pretty well, but nothing like these! Thanks for the link!

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Bookmarked! Can’t wait to try it. I like how that inlay came out—thanks for the details. I need to explore what Feed-n-wax is all about.

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The problem is that now I have this:

And no clue what to do with it. It’s a pretty nice scrap.

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Even if it were, at least the snowflakes would be different.

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Not the same one, but, 12 years ago my sister and I used one, and created snowflakes to embroider.

Think you need to give the scrap a finish and put a string on it for the tree. :slight_smile:

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The curse of hardwoods… it’ll break with too much handling. Proofgrade walnut ply would be great for that though.

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How small do you think you could go on one of those in medium acrylic?

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It’ll depend on the design, I chose that one because it didn’t have any islands (wanted a quick 2 piece insert inlay) and then sized it how I wanted it. After that I tweaked stroke size until the smallest gaps between flake bits were at least about 1mm,

If you’re engraving, you can go way smaller. If you’re cutting, acrylic can melt and slump if you cut it very thin.

You might be able to mitigate that by Cutting it in stages to let the acrylic cool before you cut skinny pieces (cut one edge. Stop and cool. Cut other edge,) but that’s mostly theoretical, I’ve never tried it.

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Solid find! This is the first I’ve seen of it. Love the sample.

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For kicks I engraved a sheet of them on acrylic to make little winter tokens. Good for friends’ kids and whatnot.

Side lit to get a little contrast going on the black cardstock.

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Where’s the quarter? :slight_smile:

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Heh no scale. They’re 1” diameter.

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next time you have a circle you cut out for some reason, glue that snowflake to it for a 3D version.

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Funny you should mention that. I just did that today, aligned it with a circle but didn’t glue it yet.

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Timely share. Thank you. I especially like the acrylic tokens.

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Isn’t it supposed to be a banana for scale?

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