Valentines Vase Holder & Flowers

Prepping for V-Day. This is project 2 of 3 for Valentines day. Glass vase is just a decanter from Amazon. Base is :proofgrade: walnut with red acrylic. Flowers are maple and walnut outlines with acrylic inlay. Fairy lights for effect. :heart:

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You are killing it. You really should do some tutorials on your inlay techniques, I know I’d read them!

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I’m honestly still figuring it out. I use the offset path tool in Illustrator and start with. .009 offset and cut a few small test pieces and adjust. I don’t always get it right the first time, and make small adjustments until it’s a tight fit. I aspire to be like @evansd2.

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Take it from a guy who has posted some pretty poor but much-loved tutorials here, nothing helps you solidify a technique like doing it several times while trying to get it into words that can be understood by most.

I hope you will give it a shot both for us and yourself. Oh, and also try to make it as generic as possible so the ideas will work for AI, Inkscape, and Corel users! (Extra points!)

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Oh so many beautiful inlays… Love the polyhedra photobombing as well.

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This is really gorgeous! I love the inlaid hearts…and when it’s lit up…well, like I said…gorgeous.

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Very nice indeed! You have definitely nailed the inlay technique. I really like how the light shines through your flowers and hearts.

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Wow. Nice job !! What adhesive do you use for the acrylic inlay? Some seem to be messier than others (esp. on the acrylic)…

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No adhesive required, just adjust kerf for pressure fit.

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Very romantic!

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Really nice work on both the design and construction!

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Lovely! Gets one right into the Valentine’s day mood. I envy you the ability to do inlay - still working my way up to that. Love the fairy lights - great effect.

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Most excellent! Very inspiring. My brain is storming on designing similar ‘bud vases.’ I’ve bought a bunch of ‘test tubes’ to experiment with. Gotta git on wivit!

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Just beautiful!!!

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I want to do this. And no glue? Pleeeease give us a little tutorial. Pleeeease. Want to do jewelry and I have trying to work with veneers. Anything would be great and we could collectively share our results

I have a glowforge Basic And I’ve tried on the photo shop and ink scape but everything I drag over is obviously different speeds and different images, exactly how do I get these so I can cut and score them? The glowforge always says it can’t cut bitmaps… It will cut there projects though… it shouldn’t be this hard I thought when I bought it! Your help would rock Thanks Jess

Do this: https://glowforge.com/support/topic/first-three-prints/welcome-to-the-glowforge-app-and-your-first-prints

It will leave you MUCH more prepared to begin accomplishing the many things you can do with your Glowforge.

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There’s a whole section of tips and tutorials here, and we already collectively share our work here. :slight_smile:
Spend some time exploring the forums – there is already SO much here to learn from, and if you get stuck, lots of helpful people to jump in and help you get past the sticking point.

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Instructable created here.

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Here ya go!

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