Monthly Archives: September 2012

Laser cut photography box part two

Made another photography box from Melamine finished MDF.  The first one I made (here) looks great but in actual use is too small.  After hanging lights around the edges, I didn’t feel I had enough elbow room to arrange the … Continue reading

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Six leafs from “Auch ein Todtentanz” illustrated by Alfred Rethel

Six leafs from “Auch ein Todtentanz” illustrated by Alfred Rethel,  12th edition from 1891. The wiki page states these were inspired by the Belgian insurrections of 1848.    Overall these translated well to black acrylic.  I had to adjust the color … Continue reading

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The final batch of acrylic QR cut business cards

This is the last post on acrylic QR cut business cards.  I swear*!  (*Until such time that I need another post) Overall these turned out fantastic!  The only issue I have with these cards is that it takes forever to … Continue reading

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Two illustrations from “Ein moderner Totentanz”

I’ve been experimenting with importing pictures for a while and found some great ones in “Ein moderner Totentanz : dreiundzwanzig Blätter aus dem Bilderbuch des Todes”  (A modern dance of death: twenty-three leaves from the picture book of death) with … Continue reading

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Know your vector and raster fill engraving values

One thing that I’ve struggled with when making a new design is how the various raster and vector fill values will look on the material.  To take the guess work out of it, I made an engraving sample board.  You … Continue reading

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Various graphics and typographical elements from “The History Of Mourning” by Richard Davey

As promised, here are some additional graphics and typographical elements from “The History of Mourning” by Richard Davey. Looking at the originals in the book, I had hopes that these would look good laser cut.  Some did and some did … Continue reading

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