I started this thread over in the Made on a Glowforge area, but I wanted to be sure and share the file. I hope this is okay. I am new here, so I don’t want to break any of the rules or customs here. Such a nice group of people. Anyway, here is the file. Please let me know if I have done this incorrectly and you can’t get the file. And…please let me know if you happen to print these, and let me know what you think.
For me it isn’t an overwhelming scent, so I like these a little better than the standard vehicle scents. I might be biased though since I made these.
Is this for the smell of wood for your car or are you using any oils on it to hold smell?
The title mentions essential oils. I wonder how long the oil scent lasts? Because car air fresheners never seem to last longer than a couple days in my car…they don’t seem to like working with the A/C blowing.
I added an essential oil to it. If you use MDF or the proof grade draftboard, it absorbs the oils pretty well. They seemed to last a pretty good time for me. Once they dry out a bit, they can be refreshed as well. Just refreshed mine after a month. It works okay for me, might not be right for everyone I realize. I was just glad a figured out something that lasts longer than the usual car fresheners for me.
I agree, the regular car fresheners never seemed to last for me. These don’t make it overwhelming for me, and they seemed to last a pretty good time for me.
I have wondered about cutting these out of aromatic cedar how that would smell in a vehicle. Love the smell of cedar!
I’ve been looking at cedar, but I haven’t found a good place to buy from. The single piece I bought a couple years ago was pre-sealed and didn’t give off a scent. But I recently took a trip to my lumber yard and noticed they had 1/4" cedar sheets for sale- they were all sold out.
Woodcraft and Rockler sell 1/4" cedar sheets. Home depot (here) has it by the foot - it’s often used for paneling in closets.
Thanks for the share, clever solution!
Thank you for this. Going to give it a try!
They also sell cedar planks in grocery stores, typically used for grilling salmon. Places like Homegoods and Tuesday Morning have them at times as well.
I’m wondering how it would take to my beard oil (essential oil is it’s main base)
I’ve been wondering about those. How well do they cut?
No idea, I’ve never used them (although I have a stack that I use for salmon)…
The little cedar I have used cut like butter, but I bought it at either THD or Rockler.
Wow!! Thanks for the overwhelming response! I am definitely on the look for some cedar now. I see they sell cedar planks for closets on Amazon, and they aren’t terribly expensive. Beard oil…hmm. I wonder now what else you could consider. Please share if you have a go at these.
I always love the smell of the cinnamon pinecones at Christmas too. I think oils will hold up better, anything that is alcohol based certainly won’t like aftershave. I feel I must do a study. Haha!! At least my vehicle will always smell nice during my study. Beard oil might be a real good option too. such possibilities.
I saw a suggestion on Youtube for Smokey Hill Designs for supplies. Seems like they have good prices, but out of 1/4" cedar currently.