World map bamboo lasercut simplified worldmap

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World map bamboo lasercut simplified worldmap by Bazzz Mar 4, 2017


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Wood world maps are getting more and more popular but are really expensive while the production with a laser cutter is very simple.

I found a nice CC0 world map design on wikipedia which I simplified. This means I removed some small island, combined bigger islands or even attached an island to a continent. This will make the mounting to the wall a lot easier.

After that I nested the entire world into one sheet of 1200x600mm. This saves wood but keep in mind that by doing that not all countries now have the same wood grain direction.
I also added some extra stuff since there was some space left.

It was quite hard to remove all the unwanted wood after the laser cutting. Next time I would add some extra cutting lines so that the wast is easier to remove.

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Is there a dxf file for this? To cut on a CNC instead of a laser cutter?

how did you mount it to the wall?

I bought 20 round magnets with an hole inside on ebay. Because of the hole you only need one screw to secure the magnet against the wall.
Then I added some left over steel to the back of the wood(staples or glue will do). You will need two magnets at least per section.

This combination lets you move and rotate the wood a little for the perfect orientation:)