Living Hinge

When I first heard that you could bend wood with a laser I thought its a form of sorcery. But off course I had to immediately go and try it.

By cutting different lengths of lines, not one going all the way from one side to the other, it makes the wood flexible. The wider the gaps between the lines, the more rigid the bend, smaller gaps cause more flexibility.

There is also quite  a few different designs available for the living hinge. each unique in its way of bending and flexibility.

Using the standard line format of living hinge, I have done many bracelets to make people go ‘WOW!’ while demonstrating the capabilities of Trotec Lasers.

In this photo is one of the bracelets I’ve been using for some time. Its a very simple concept and make for a nice and flexible bracelet.

Here is a link to some of the types of ‘living hinge’ cuts available:

Living Hinge Swatches

Hello world!

I’ve started out with lasers years ago helping out a friend once in a while with his business. I’ve always like to make stuff using the laser. I remember my first project for my self was to re-create a clear acrylic panel for my desktop computer of which the panel got lost while moving.

After some years I have started working at Trotec as a technician on their laser machines and thus have once in a while some playtime to make some fun stuff.

So I’ve started this blog to show some of the stuff I have done so far, a bit of information on them etc.

Hope you like what you see.