Saturday, April 28, 2012

Etsy Silent Protest

Sorry I haven't been posting - it's finals, so I will be taking a week off...

But this is important. You may have noticed my new rule here, and the full reason for the rule. Now this is what you can do to help etsy out and stop them being being hypocrites... Silent Protest.

Did you see? They list the shops! So we can all patronize (that means buy stuff from ) those considerate shops.

I'd take part, but as you may have read, my account is suspend for unknown reasons - though I may just open another one (not like they'd care).

Friday, April 27, 2012

Toast Wars...

Another creator of laser etched toast and another discount for TLC readers.

This comes from Evolution Laser Works who is offering 15% off when THELASERCUTTER15 is entered at checkout.

Sunday, April 22, 2012


Laser cut by Mark Pitcher.

The Etsy Rule

This has been brewing for a while, and now it time to drink it (I can't think of a better metaphor - sorry).

So, I've been dissatisfied with for a while - it doesn't have to do with them suspending my account with 100% positive feedback for unknown reasons, but still allowing me to make purchases (curious - isn't it), or how grouping things by color is neither art, design, or a display of any talent, it is the resellers. The resellers that do not hand-make their wares themselves - did you ever look at wedding dresses on Etsy? I find it hard to believe that people working out of their garages all use Chinese models to display their dresses.

This is what killed it for me - if you are wondering.

Because I have limited time to devote to this blog, what time I do spend I feel needs to benefit real artisans and designers employing laser cutters in the creation of their work, and because I do not have the time to search the internet to see if someone has made their work themselves - I will no longer be displaying work solely from stores.

Rules 1: you must have another web source of your work (can be flickr show).
Rule 2: if a person has already been featured on TLC (or the Ponoko roundup) for their store, the post will remain (this goes back to that time thing).

That being said - if you have laser cut work to share please let me know at the. laser. cutter. (remove the spaces;)

Friday, April 20, 2012


This skate deck - laser etched by Andrea Leggit - was donated to the Montana Skatepark Association as part of their annual OnDeck fundraising auction, which you can bid on right now.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Vinyl Lattice

Designed with Grasshopper and laser cut into a vinyl record by Austin Chod.

Digital Die Cutting

So, Ponoko right now has a contest to win a Silhouette Cameo, and this got me thinking about buying my own digital die cutting machine - they are die cutters that use blades (like lasers) instead of dies and "print" your designs from your computer.

This is Top 10 Reviews and what I am basing my purchase on (I can't afford a laser cutter - can you?), and I think I am going for the Boss Kut Gazelle...

Good luck on the contest!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


I'm not altogether sure what to say about this site - but it allows you to design boxes (and other things) to laser cut through your browser.

Thanks to Gerd Brath.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

Your Face on Toast

Gavin of LaserBristol was nice enough to share his work and extend a 15% discount to TLC readers - just enter LASERTOAST54321 at checkout at his shop.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hefner/Beuys House

Jimenez Lai is my former studio professor (maybe I should just say friend) and he's kickstarting this project - with backing in the amount of $150 or more you can receive an original artwork from Jimmy (which is a very good deal). 


Laser cut paper birds (left overs from wedding invitations) from Sara Gould.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Multi Meter

Simon Caldwell was nice enough to submit this digital multimeter made of laser cut and etched element including laser etched bottle caps.