Norm from Tested Builds a Riser (and Light Box) for His Cutting Mat
Using his Glowforge, Norm from Tested created this versatile little riser for his 8 x 12 self-healing cutting mat.
It allows the work surface of the mat to be raised, allows him to more easily move a project around, and it can be changed up with different surfaces.
Pop in a wooden panel and it becomes a general work surface. Add a puzzle frame and it becomes a puzzle table.
He also added LED light strips underneath so that he can pop in a frosted glass panel and use the riser as a lighted display or light box. Norm offers the vector files if you’d like to cut and build your own.
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