Posts tagged #laser cut

30 min toilet paper holder

Today I made a quick and simple toilet paper holder.

I got sick of the toilet paper getting wet sitting on the counter so I decided to fix this problem. First I took some quick measurements and came up with a designed. The resulting CAD file is fairly simple, there is an outline in red layer that is completely cut through. There are also some cross lines (purple layer) that are scored on to mark where to bend.

Fresh out of the laser cutter I used a heat gun to soften it around the score marks. Both marks needed to be bent at 90°, luckily this is a very easy angle to get, I used the edge of my kitchen counter. After it was bent I gave it a few minutes to cool and then it was ready to be mounted on the wall.

The material used here is 1/4 inch clear acrylic, which is a good balance between strength and workability. I also considered using wood, but that would have needed more complicated joints.

Posted on June 21, 2014 .

8-bit "Lace" Latex Corset Progress

This is a progress update on a latex "lace" corset. The pattern is made of tiny cut squares, luckily that was done using a laser cutter, not by hand. There are literally thousands of holes cut in this piece.

Currently this project is about 40 hours in, with much of that time being spent writing custom code to take any image and generate the files to be cut using the laser cutter. If something is worth doing it is worth writing code to do!

I hope to have finished pictures up of this shortly, but personally projects always take second place to client work.

Material details:

  • Custom steel boning front and back
  • 3/4’’ waist tape
  • Speed lace rings on back
  • Hook and eye closure on front
  • 1 mm metallic red latex (back)
  • .65 mm metallic pewter latex (front)

(The latex was purchased from

Posted on May 28, 2012 and filed under Clothing.