After a hot and smoky summer it’s finally fall, and the leaves are beginning to turn colors. The shapes and colors are inspiring.
When I found this one walking home from work, I knew I finally had a great idea for laser cut tessellations! This was in my “I want to DIY, but don’t know how” todo list for a long time. But I recently found a nifty program that makes tessellations of all kinds, Tesselmaniac. The best part is that it exports svg files (which are used in the laser cutter). I used the laser cutter at the local maker space, Metrix Create:Space. The material is baltic birch plywood (1/4 inch). Then I dyed the pieces with Procion dye . I may apply a few coats of polyurethane to waterproof them so they can be used as coasters.
The best part is they look good lined up in a display…