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This little ditty was cut from 1/4 inch balsam fir ply. It demonstrates a nice hinge or spring. The joint was a little loose ( I was going for a press fit); I underestimated the kerf of the laser.
The wee holes not only make it look awesome, they will help to keep down stresses and increase flexibility. There is a little bit of charring evident, which looks cool in this application, but shows that the cutter needs a bit more tuning.
Sorry about the file format, if you don't have something that can open it. Its more fun to make your own anyway!
Laser Hinge, and a fashionable braclet by jtvantuyl is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure jtvantuyl would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!