Justin’s final touch to this chain of collaboration was burning the surface with the Nova Labs logo (which he was instrumental in having designed).
This beautiful project was only possible because of people building on prior successes.
Leon calibrated the mirrors of the laser to get it back to where it would cut an even depth across the entire surface, a key prerequisite for this project to be possible. Richard unearthed a beautiful lower layer of red wood in underlayment plywood we had in stock and documented the cutting requirements (for the record: speed 16, power 100). Nikolai came along with the ambition to create this beautiful hinged box which as you can see below, turned out fantastic. Justin was Nikolai’s collaborator and took it the last step to produce his version of the box which you see above.
Singlehandedly none of us could have done this; together we managed a lot!
Here you see the precise cutting that allows the hinge to work.
The red wood is a lower layer in the plywood which was etched down to in order to be revealed.
Note the extreme precision of then cuts which allow the wood to be hinged.
The inside of the box showing how it works and also the surface veneer color.