Laser Cut Box

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You will use an online-box generator to build a the basic box design.  Then you will download your plan as an SVG file and open the file in Inkscape for final production and design.

  1. Go to http://www.makercase.com/
  2. Enter the desired OUTSIDE dimensions of your box.  IF you want to build a box larger than 3 inches square please ask Mr. Milstead first.
  3. Keep the material thickness at 1/8 inch if you are working with the usual thin plywood.
  4. Choose from one of the the three edge join types.
  5. Change the tab width as desired.
  6. Click the “Generate Laser Cut Plans” button.
  7. A new window will appear in your browser: no changes are needed – just click the download button in the lower right hand corner.

NOW to Inkscape:

  1. Open Inkscape.
  2. Open your new box design – usually called caseplans.svg.
  3. Select the entire design and set the Stroke Style to .001 of an inch.  DO NOT RESIZE any parts of the box cutlines.
  4. Add school appropraite designs, graphics or text to the sides of the box.
  5. Save your file as a PDF and send it to drakelasercutter@gmail.com.
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