Check out these kerf bending patterns for your laser cut projects from Martin Breuer:
I recently discovered that kerf bending is perfect for building small cases.
Take a pice of plywood, cut out a pattern along the curve you want to shape and apply some hot water to the outside face of the bend, et voila. The cuts weaken the integrity of the material making it able to bend without snapping. Well, I tried some more patterns…
He isn’t kidding about small cases — check out these examples: