When you’re as into laser engraving and cutting as we are, you’re always looking for incredibly unique items that can be laser engraved/cut. Because a laser engraving machine can alter just about any material, there are hundreds upon hundreds of things you can create. A couple of Google searches resulted in quite a few makers using lasers to create some very interesting pieces.
Jumbie Industries hits the nail on the head for producing incredibly awesome custom laser engraved stuff. They specialize in sign making (and have a gallery to prove it) and hand-crafted manufactured pieces.
The best part? They are helping families along the way. After the son of their family friend had been diagnosed with brain cancer, they made the decision to put their professional talents to use and make a difference by donating a portion of each sale to local families that are battling cancer. The world needs more people like them.
2. 52 Lasers
52 Lasers is a perfect website to visit if you have a few hours to spare. Each week, the husband and wife team selects one thing from their long list of ideas to laser engrave/cut and turns it into a finished product.
From wood to acrylic and everything in between, this duo creates things we’ve never even thought of with their laser engraving machine. What is a Kumihimo disk, anyway? What about a living hinge? See all of this and more at their website.
We can’t get enough Obrary! Short for “Open Library”, this site has over 100 free design templates and video tutorials for laser engraving some pretty cool projects like this laser-cut skateboard rack.
Not only do they provide free project templates, but they also have a few eBooks that could be helpful for the beginner laser engraver, including “Laser Cutter 101”, “Laser Cutter Advanced Techniques” and “Starting a Business with a Laser Cutter”.
These guys are specialists when it comes to laser cutting and engraving! Located in London, this award-winning shop does it all.
We spent quite a bit of time admiring their Showcase, which includes everything from laser cut acrylic shoes, intricate laser-cut paper designs, and even laser cut food. (Yummy!) Check out their blog too, where they’ve got tons more inspiration for your laser engraving dreams, such as this laser-cut marquee signage.
Focused primarily on the packaging, Cartonus offers a variety of free templates as well as templates you can purchase. For around $15, you can get 150 designs to laser cut your own unique packages.
Instructables is another website you could spend the better part of your afternoon exploring. A simple search for “laser engraving” results in user-submitted projects ranging from laser engraved rolling pins to …a laser engraved egg?
Projects feature photos with detailed instructions you can follow along to create both useful and fun things you can create with your laser engraving machine. This collection of laser cut items goes to show you that your imagination is the only limit with a laser engraving machine. Engrave every dream, every inspiration onto nearly any surface.
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