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Accounting for Kerf

Accounting for Kerf

If you've worked with a laser cutter in the past, or pretty much any woodworking tools, then you'll most likely have heard the advice "don't forget...

Track Buses in Real-Time With This Display

Track Buses in Real-Time With This Display

With his wife's shop situated right by a busy streetcar stop, Mike Heavers wanted to build a live bus schedule sign to enable customers to more com...

Acrylic and Resin Christmas Tree Candle Holders

Acrylic and Resin Christmas Tree Candle Holders

Wanting to finally get to grips with resin pouring, David from Make Something recruited Evan and Katelyn to help by recreating his childhood Christ...

Kitronik Christmas Fair

Kitronik Christmas Fair

Are you feeling a little lacking in the DIY Christmas decorations department? Kitronik have you covered this year with their Christmas Fair display...

It's Not Terry's, It's Mine!

It's Not Terry's, It's Mine!

We may be a bit late to the December train over here at Smoke & Mirrors HQ, but this super simple Christmas tree advent calendar is certainly g...

The Witcher's Alchemy Chest

The Witcher's Alchemy Chest

As a huge fan of The Witcher series, Rob of Further Fabrication was inspired to create his own version of Geralt's wooden travel chest. Set in a me...

Laser-Cut Box Loom

Laser-Cut Box Loom

Typically a back-strap loom user, Matthijs Witsenburg's wife found it impractical to use whilst also having to chase after their kids; so she asked...

Mini Disc Sander

Mini Disc Sander

Cut Transform Glue was going through their junk drawer when they happened upon a little 19V motor; and remembering that they've always wanted a dis...

Tiffany Tseng's Collection of SVG Making Tools

Tiffany Tseng's Collection of SVG Making Tools

We've featured Tiffany Tseng's useful stencil font maker on the blog before, but that's not the only handy tool she's created to help make laser cu...

Restoring a Chinese Laser Cutter

Restoring a Chinese Laser Cutter

After a fire put this Redsail X700 laser cutter out of commission at Joshua's work, he managed to snag the carcass and passed it onto Amy, who was ...

Acrylic Stained Glass Window

Acrylic Stained Glass Window

Paying tribute to famed Canadian musician Gord Downie, the people over at Trotec Canada have made this beautiful laser-cut acrylic stained glass wi...

Mini LED Desk Lamp

Mini LED Desk Lamp

Providers of a multitude of laser-safe materials, Kitronik also provide a range of electronic components and mini kits, along with a host of tutori...