Woohoo, my first topic in the laser designs category! Pretty simple but I thought I would share nonetheless
My new job holds monthly ‘office events’ where people can sign up to plan and host each month’s event, and are given a small budget for food/decorations/etc. The architecture department (all four of us! lol) decided we’d put our name down for the November event, which usually has a Thanksgiving theme to it. Naturally, I wanted lasers to take part.
Went and found some basic turkey clipart for a good outline of the head and neck, live traced and edited the path in Illustrator, then hopped into SketchUp to build the rest of the pieces. This is designed with 1/8" Baltic birch in mind (aka the most cost efficient material on Ponoko lol).
I knew it couldn’t be anything too complex since we’re on a budget and need to be able to make at least 32 turkeys. Tested the design last night in paper then in 1/16" chipboard…how easy this process will be when I have a glowforge!! Each piece of the turkey is roughly 2" tall, with the feathers each at 1.5". As the file names state, this design hasn’t been tested for kerf adjustment yet. If we get the green light on sending these out to get cut, I’m going to do a test sheet first with different kerf adjustment sizes- I’ll add more files once those happen!