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Miniature pallet

My local hackerspace hackalot’s lasercutter recently became functional again. This ofcourse needed to be tested. So I decided to make a few cute miniature pallets.


The end result is really cute, and its (nearly) to scale of a real europallet. To create the cutting stencils, I cheated by downloading an existing 3D model which is to-scale. Blender has simple and easy to use boolean actions, which allow me to cut the 3D pallet into sections.

Blender boolean action Blender UV unwrap

With the pallet cut into virtual planks, Its very trivial to simply select all top faces and create a small UV unwrap. Which can then be exported as a SVG image.


Then all that is left, is some glue.

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