I recently finished a custom made stamp for Bouchon Bakery in New York City.
Bouchon Bakery is located at New York’s iconic Rockefeller Center directly across the plaza from the studios NBC Today Show studios.
Now I do not know the actual use for the stamp but it was pretty big so I am hoping you may see it on some of their famous Cookies. I think a trip to NYC is in order.
I am very proud of this as you can imagine.
The use of laser cutters in various industries is growing no so more than in the textile industry.
Laser cut or engraved garments are starting to pop up here and there with fine details being the usual use of the systems.
Production companies have used lasers for some time to quickly cut out patterns in fabrics and leather, though it is usually large pieces.
Even companies like UGG shoes, the Australian sheep skin wool shoe manufacture has recently used lasers to engrave intricate patterns on the outside of theirs shoes.
With this is mind I wondered how hard this would be and what is needed to keep in mind.
Grabbing and old shirt I rarely wore I quickly designed my business name “muzoo design” in dots.
I used dots so the surrounding fabric still had enough structure.
I think the result is ok aprt from the 2 small burn marks that happened the moment I looked away, though this is easy to over come.
This is the first attemting and over the winter I will try a few more in time for summer next year.
If you have any good ideas I would like to hear them.
This has to be one of the best things I have seen in a while. It really made me go back to basics. We all often get caught up with technology and forget that often simple is best.
The sun cutter project by Markus kayser explores the potential of harnessing sunlight directly to produce objects. the machine is a low-tech, low energy version of a laser cutter. it uses pure sunlight, focused by a ball lens, to repeatedly cut programmed shapes in up to 0.4mm thick plywood as well as paper and card.
The project also explores the merit of analogue mechanized production that draws on the machine technology found in pre-digital machinery and automaton. it uses a cam system, moving an x & y- board to control the shape of the cut. the cams are set into synchronized motion by a small solar-powered motor driving a timing belt.
Each pair of sunglasses made, even though very similar in shape, is still unique, creating a juxtaposition between the machine-made, repetitive and individual, unique object.
This is my latest creation. Its a range of tea light holders with a few different arabic designs.
The whole thing is laser cut out of a single sheet of plywood and then you simply put it together.
What a better way to spice up your next outdoor dinner party!
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I’m a big fan of anything that corrals our cord clutter, but we can’t help but appreciate the craftsmanship that went into this very clever DIY earbud owl. The design template is available as a download from Thingiverse; once you’ve got it, all you need is a laser cutter. If you have one go hooting crazy otherwise send me an email and we’ll cut you one for a small fee.
The Thingiverse design shows an earbud owl cut from plastic, but we really appreciate the rustic woodcut pictured. Either way, this is one impressive but relatively simple DIY.