Laser Cutter Used To Create Wood Carving Templates

We used the laser cutter to create templates out of 1/8-inch MDF which can be used to pencil in cut lines for wood carving. The templates can be used over and over and help the woodworker visualize what they’re doing.

Mark used Adobe Illustrator to create the templates.  Like Inkscape, we ran into some teething pains getting RDWorks to read the dimensions we wanted.  We did this by setting the scale in AI to MM, before saving as DXF.

AI doesn’t have a native single-stroke font (Inkscape does!).  So Mark just drew letters by hand and used them to etch each spoon for identification.

Yinette Guzman Art Show

Yinette used the laser cutter at the Cambridge Hackspace to make her delicate art of roses.  Here she is standing with her father and one of her works of art.  Her art is currently on display at the Somerville Library.

She had a great turnout!

Thank you Yinette for showing the beautiful possibilities of what the laser cutter can do!

Meetup Night 7/31/18

Busy night at the hackspace!

The joint was jumping

We’re still waiting for people to discover our new photo/video/digital arts studio on the 2nd floor.  Ed and DC discuss events we can do with the equipment, like the Bogen Light Modulator.

Ed and DC talking in photo/video studio