This Christmas Countdown tree is an impressive presentation, and so easy to assemble! You can download the SVG cut files here.
It’s been designed to fit on Glowforge’s own Proofgrade plywood; I’ve used Maple and Cherry, because it’s what I had on hand, but you could use anything, including acrylic and I would expect it to work.
There are four separate files in the ZIP file: The tree itself, the base, and two files for the ornaments, one for the front and one for the back.
The tree itself is in two parts, one for the front with the holes for the ornaments, and one solid one for the back. The bllue lines are for cuts, the pink line can be Scored for a little bit of detail. The file looks like this:
For the ornaments, you’ll need two files, numbers for the front and ornaments for the back. The files have been set up to align well; cut the first side, and then upload the second side and place it directly on top of the previously placed artwork. Be sure to mark the original artwork AND the cut line on the second one as ignore, and then etch the graphics on the back.
When you finish printing the front, very carefully remove the ornaments and flip them over, placing them back in the space they left behind, being very careful not to touch the sheet with the cut out holes in it.
Use contact cement to glue the front and back pieces of the tree together, being careful to align them well.
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