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Stackable clip tray

Stackable, clip-together, laser cut trays in oak veneered MDF

These trays are the same design I made last year. This time I used some beautiful oak veneered MDF from Kitronix. I polished the oak with Osmo Polyx oil which brings out the grain and leaves a lovely satin finish.

Stackable clip tray (medium)
Stackable clip tray (medium)
Stackable clip tray (deep)
Stackable clip tray (deep)

Update: If you have access to a laser cutter, you can make these boxes/trays using the download project in my Etsy shop.

Small clip-together tray

Small stackable, clip-together trays, laser cut MDF

These are a smaller version of the clip-together trays I made last year. There’s something very satisfying about having a usable tray a few seconds after taking the pieces from the laser cutter — no gluing, clamping & waiting, just clip the parts together and the tray is ready for use.

Along with the larger trays, I’m planning to make the cutter files for these available as a paid download in the next week. Later, I will also make a download product from one of my birch ply boxes with my innovative hinges. I’m trying out the whole download for sale process with an easier and simpler product.

Update: If you have access to a laser cutter, you can make these boxes/trays using the download project in my Etsy shop.

Paper Lantern craft kits

Deborah at Pookashop suggested making craft kits from my paper lanterns. What an excellent idea. The hardest part was writing the instructions which aren’t likely to be earning any literary prizes. The kits are available from Pookashop in Cardigan, Wales.

At the moment, I’m not selliing these on-line. The kit includes the LED tea light which is too large to be posted as a large letter and so would cost £3.30 as a small parcel. Too expensive, I think, for a £5 lantern. I’m reluctant to leave out the LED tea light as I’m concerned people would use an ordinary wax candle tea light and then complain the lantern caught fire. The tea lights are cheap if you buy 10, not often offered singly.

I’m in the process of making a “How To” video showing how to make the lantern. I hope to finish that tomorrow afternoon. Most of the video is done, the voice over remains to be recorded.

Paper Lantern Kit
Paper Lantern Kit

New version of my “Hearts” Tiny Lantern

It’s a small change, but I think an improvement — a new asymmetrical “heart” shape which I like a lot. The size is unchanged and it still comes with an LED tea light. As before, it’s made of kindling so not safe for use with a wax candle or other naked flame.

Hearts lantern

Paper Lanterns, laser cut 160gsm with LED tea light

These cute paper lanterns will be ready for Valentine’s Day in a couple of weeks. I’m planning to print some “no naked flame” labels for safety, then these will be offered for sale. I’m also planning to offer several different designs and customised lanterns. I’m hoping for some business from the wedding industry.

Paper Lanterns

 Paper Lanterns

Native wildlife key rings

I cut these yesterday and have just added them to the shop. All the drawings were done by my sister Ann Wilson apart from the dolphin which is Open Source. The key rings are laser cut from 4mm birch ply and are engrave on both sides.

Animal key rings

Paper lantern, final version

Here’s the final version of my paper lantern. I’ve added a handle for carrying and hanging. There will be a range of different styles on offer in my shop in the next week or so.

Paper Lanterns

How to make laser cut plywood hinges

Update September 2016: You can now download the hinge laser cutter files for free! The link is on my Downloads page.

I made this video back in October 2015 and it looks like I forgot to blog it. It’s one of my first videos and you can probably see I’m slowly learning.

 

Laser cut hinge
Hinge from laser cut 4mm birch ply
Hinge laser cut from 5mm birch ply
Hinge laser cut from 5mm birch ply
Hinge laser cut from 5mm birch ply
Hinge laser cut from 5mm birch ply

Laser cut key rings engraved both sides

I got side tracked by the Tiny Lantern project, but today I finally finished the key rings I made using my Engrave Both Sides technique. I’ll put these in my on-line shop next week. They will be £7 each. As you can see, there are several styles and colours to choose from.

Tiny Lantern for LED tea light coming soon

I spent some time designing and developing a new product: this tiny laser cut lantern for use with an LED “tea light”. Wax candles not such a good idea as the whole thing is made from paper & wood. I have a few different window styles and more to come. It’s also possible to do custom designs. I’ll be sending samples to wedding places like Ceridwen in the hope of some business from them.

The lanterns are held together with wedges, not glue and so can be posted flat in a Jiffy Bag for easy home assembly — I’ve even done some IKEA style instructions.

Some of the design effort went into making a nice product which I can sell for an attractive price. I wanted to get well below my cheapest box which is £45. The lanterns will be on sale in my on-line shop after Christmas for £15 each.