Making a Sign Inspired by Star Wars Using CNC and Laser Cutting
Bob Clagett of I Like to Make Stuff was asked by comic artist Brian Kesinger to create some digital files for an image that he’d created, inspired by a scene in Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett. Bob decided to go one step further and create a physical sign for Brian.
This video is a great tutorial on creating digital files and then CNC and laser cutting signage from them. The video also serves as a guide in helping you decide if getting a laser cutter or a CNC for your shop is the right choice.
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