By Tim13 | Created December 23rd, 2019 | Published December 23rd, 2019 | Updated December 23rd, 2019
Though originally designed for laser cutting, the project should work well using the Shaper Origin. Use a 1/8" bit cutting 1/8" Baltic Birch Plywood.
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1/8" Baltic Birch Plywood
Shaper Origin, 1/8" Bit. A table saw, if available, to cut the grooves in the base.
Though originally designed for laser cutting, the project should work well using the Shaper Origin if you work carefully. Use a light tack double-sided tape, or better yet, the blue tape trick and remove your cut trees carefully. They are delicate.
This began when I decided to combine a laser-cut Xmas tree I designed with a stand that to hold decorative holiday trees and cards. Since my trees are cut from 1/8” plywood, that was the clue I needed. Normal table saw and track saw blades are also 1/8”. So, I cut 3/4” deep grooves in a wide, 1” thick piece of scrap hardwood that could support a grove of trees in the background and holiday cards in the foreground.
I use 1/8” Baltic Birch Plywood. I scaled and cut several different sizes of trees to make up a background for the holiday cards. Then, I cut rows of grooves every 3/4” or so in my base with a table saw, planted the trees, displayed the cards, and the project was done in a few hours.
If you don't have a table or track saw, cut the grooves in the 1" thick base with your Shaper Origin with a 1/8" bit. Being a small bit, take shallow cuts until your depth is 3/4".
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