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New Workshop: Intro to Inkscape!

The lasers are incredibly powerful tools, able to do anything from blast out furniture to etch text on custom business cards. In this workshop, get oriented to making files for the laser using Inkscape, the most common open-source vector imaging software.

We will go over basic concepts (why do we need a vector image?), design and basic tools of Inkscape, and tips and tricks for making an image our lasers will be happy with. 

Bring a laptop with Inkscape already installed and open (boot-up time can be significant). No experience necessary.

Tuesday, November 19, 7-9 PM, $50.

Metrix Gives You Wings!

And behold, the latest project by Alec Wadzita:

wings

wing

These were cut on the laser from several different sheets of veneer, glued together and clamped while it dried, and then finished with a two-part resin. They are destined to be made into a pair of matching barrettes.  And yes, we usually have birch veneer around for lasercutting if you decide you want to make something like this yourself :)