TAP lab stories: Laser cutter

Traditional and modern woodworking techniques working together

Traditional and modern woodworking techniques working together

Gerry is a very experienced woodworker and normally does all his puzzles and games from his own workshop. We were able to use the laser cutter to help with a few aspects of his process to leave him more time to focus on the parts he loves. It was great to see that technology doesn’t have to take over but can be utilised to support traditional woodworking.

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Hogwarts is calling!

Hogwarts is calling!

As a part of the 'We Read' Auckland Council initiative, we collaborated with the council to set the scene and immerse the community in their favourite magical world in our own little way. This week people could come in to fill out a sorting hat quiz about things they...

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ANZAC Wall Tiles

ANZAC Wall Tiles

ANZAC display at the Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre For ANZAC day this year Simon (Rox Designs) put together a beautiful display dedicated to our fallen soldiers that fused traditional craftsmanship and modern-day technology. Simon designed and crafted 12 laser...

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Gaming event prizes made at TAP lab

Gaming event prizes made at TAP lab

TAP lab member Armani hosted gaming tournaments for Auckland Council Proud Centres. He made the medals from acrylic and cut and engraved them on the laser cutter. He also made custom t-shirts using heat press vinyl and the vinyl cutter. Winners at the Proud Centres...

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Laser cut paper bird rainbow

This rainbow of laser cut birds has been created as a decoration for the Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre as part of Proud Centres. This is running for two weeks to celebrate Auckland Pride Festival. The birds were designed and made by Corinne from TAPlab and cut...

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Laser cut brush and paint holders

Paint holder for model paints Dan who hosts Cosplay and Model Makers Shelter has been busy using the laser cutter to build various paint, brush and palette holders. They've been cut from MDF and designed to slot together. He's also been able to personalise and brand...

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TAPlab members’ holiday projects

A lot of laser cutting and gift making has been happening at TAPlab. Here are a few photos of the things TAPlab members have been making: A cardboard gift box that was cut out on the laser cutter. The text has been engraved into the cardboard. Made by Simon. Plywood...

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