Wooden iPhone for kids

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#1

I took some time on a recent Laser Thursday to make a few gifts for my cousins’ kids. One of them is inspired by this great teether I found on Etsy. Added a couple special touches and it’s ready for toddlers to drool all over!


#2

Love that! Very creative! What is the wood? :slight_smile:


#3

I think this is a sample of the upcoming Proofgrade plywood. The engrave came out great, and the edges sanded down to a nice smooth kid-friendly curve. I think they might have liked licking the soot of some of the other pieces I brought, though.


#4

Haha, thanks! It seems quite clear!!


#5

@dean, make sure my Uncle @marmak3261 visits this topic. I could use one of these.


#6

Is the soy based glue that Dan mentioned for the Proofgrade plywood considered non-toxic? If so, that would really open up some possibilities where plywood in the past was not a safe option.


#7

Cute babies always make me smile.:grin:


#8

A very good question.


#9

@dean: did you use the “put phone in Glowforge, auto trace image, remove phone, place material” method for this? :grinning:


#10

Hopefully, but I’m not sure. The babies didn’t seem to mind.


#11

I actually grabbed an Illustrator drawings of an iPhone and did it that way. It’s more of an illustration than a trace would be, and the dimensions of the phone are well known so there are lots of good drawings out there.


#12

Oh man, that’s great! My kids would LOVE something like this :slight_smile: I could put their pictures on the “screen,” and have them each make a design for the back for the “case.”

Can’t wait until December!


#13

Very nice ! Would also be a kewl frame (cut out the “screen”) for a selfie photo.


#14

Yes, that is a creative idea!


#15

Very cool Dean, Great idea!
Thank you for sharing that!


#16

It’s also the chances of potential splinters I’d be wondering about, no matter how much you sand it. Just because they’ve no teeth doesn’t mean babies can’t be like little beavers. :stuck_out_tongue: