Rainy Day Laser Lobster

I have no  clue what to  do  with myself being home on a weekend. Time to make. I Googled up a pic of a spiny lobster.

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Once imported into Corel Draw I spent 2 hours tracing the pic with vector lines while watching the Raiders go down in flames.

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I enjoy the graphics portion of a project like this. Very meditative.

 

I did  not sleep well Saturday night, laying in bed planning how to layout this piece. So Sunday I was up and off to work early to fire up  the laser cutter. I started with the top piece in 3 MM blonde Bamboo Ply.firstcut

 

 

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Frame is ready!

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I then cut the inlays  and backing plate from Carmelized Bamboo in 3 MM. Time for fitup.

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Wood glue applied.

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A few hours later the glue was dry. I used two grits of sandpaper to level everything out and remove the glue residue. Time for Varathane!

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When it is dry it will be mounted between the medicine cabinets.

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I am very pleased with the finished product.Fun way to spend the day.

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