I was looking at this project to do Flexible / Living Hinge Laser Cut Files SVG DXF DWG Ai | Etsy
Thank you where would get that?
In the link you posted just above. Living hinges are made by making multiple parallel cuts in the material.
Also, moving this to Everything Else, because Made on a Glowforge is for posting photos of what you’ve made.
Thank you for your help.
You can cut those patterns on any of the Proofgrade plywoods or good quality 1/8" Baltic Birch (and other materials like acrylic). 1/4" can work if the pattern is large enough. Depending on the exact pattern and how much you want to bend you may have to orient the grain a specific way for best results or soften the wood with water to keep it from breaking.
I did these in 1/8 basswood soaked in hand sanitizer as that dried faster than water and soaked in faster. The wood is 6" so the diameter is about 2".
Depending on which pattern I have used 1/4 successfully. Those patterns are originally free online if you search the Web from an older lasering article I believe…
Thank you I will look.
That is beautiful thank you for sharing.
Here is a test file to try out on.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Welcome to the forum. Prepare yourself for hours of fun (and some frustration, but don’t give up because we have all been there too). Feel safe to ask for help and be sure to also search the archives for tons of information, ideas and community support. I promise if you just be patient when you get flustered, that you will soon be creating things you never imagined and might even find yourself going down a few rabbit holes of discovery.
Just a hint but plywood is, by design, meant to be less flexible than plain wood.
You can buy sheets of “veneer” at woodworking stores that are far more pliable than any kind of plywood.
This is awesome! Thanks for sharing…perfect for a newbie like me. Lots to learn! LOL
Thank you so much I am so excited that I have been having a lot of sleepless nights of what I am going to do. I will make sure I ask plenty of questions thank you again.
You are most welcome. I have joined many forums and this is hands down the best one I have ever been on. The collective knowledge and experience is mind boggling and they teach me something new every day.
Thank you so much.
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