In the Labs at Christmas - Christmas Lantern

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In the Labs at Christmas - Christmas Lantern

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Spread some joy and kindness this season and learn how to make some fun gifts and decorations ready for Christmas with our FREE festive projects from Vectric!

In this month’s “In The Labs” at Christmas sessions, support engineer Nav shows us how to make a super seasonal snowflake lantern as a quick and easy way to help you decorate your home or create gifts for your Christmas themed Etsy shop. This simple single sided VCarve project is perfect for beginners to tackle, or for the more experienced users who are looking for fun ideas to keep those children or grandchildren busy with Christmas crafting. Why not make this project into a hanging window display, mantel piece decoration, dining table centrepiece or spruce up your office desk, bedroom or workshop .

Nav shows you how to design this single-sided lantern in VCarve starting with two different snowflakes to give contrasting designs to the lantern front, back and sides. He then machines the snowflake using a VBit profile v-carving toolpath to give a clever 3D effect and using the new simulation tool, he manipulates the 3D view to check the layout and run the physical toolpaths before cutting and assembly. Nav’s lantern is a perfect 2D assembly project with added options to machine the base using chamfered or straight toolpaths to suit your choice of display. Why not give your lantern an extra edge by swapping out each panel with a contrasting wood, add a splash of contrasting paint, or create a set of lanterns with some of your own Christmassy models, then top it off with some tea lights or a hanger as a finishing touch.

This FREE project comes with the file(s) for you to download from your V&CO account along with a PDF document that highlights some of the key important steps to help you get through your project.

Take a look at the full video on how this project was created here:

Click here to download the files: ... masLantern

We love to see what you make so whatever your seasonal style, try out one of the projects for yourself then share your creative Christmas inspiration on here or tag us on our socials.

Merry Christmas Making!

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