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Daldøs & Hnefatafl Board Game

Daldøs & Hnefatafl Board Game
$79  Buy Comment

Based on two traditional board games from Scandinavia, this set is as much of a tabletop work of art as it is fun to play. It’s played with unique 4-sided dice, and its playing pieces are stored on a miniature Viking ship. Made from laser-engraved plywood and beech wood.

Floppy Disk Wood Coasters

Floppy Disk Wood Coasters
$10/set of 4  Buy Comment

Back in the day, we used to use 3.5″ floppy disks as coasters. All too often, our drinks slipped right off, and they were a bit lumpy. These laser-cut wood coasters from OttoAutomation seem like a better idea, and include shrunk-down 5-1/4″ style disks too.

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Custom Stratego Set

Custom Stratego Set
$62  Buy Comment

Stratego is one of our all-time favorite board games. If you love the game too, then check out VikingCarpenter’s very special version, which features laser-engraved pieces and a 3-dimensional board, all packed in a handsome wood box, embellished with a vintage cannon.

Heartwood Editions Wood Posters

Heartwood Editions Wood Posters
~$125 ea.  Buy Comment

Looking for a unique geeky gift? Heartwood Editions makes intricate, limited-edition, laser-engraved wood wall art based on franchises like Overwatch, Street Fighter, and Starcraft. Each measures 11.5″ x 17.5″ x 1″ thick. Also sold as a discounted 3-piece bundle.

Bending Wood with a Laser

Bending Wood with a Laser

By laser-cutting patterns into a sheet of plywood, it can be made pliable enough to bend around a corner like a sort of hinge. Laser Artisan shows off a number of hinge patterns and tests them to see which ones are most flexible. Skip to 1:37 for the bendy bits.

Wooden London Bus Model

Wooden London Bus Model
$49  Buy Comment

Up for a fun and challenging project with a satisfying result? Look no further than this wooden model of a London-style double decker bus. Once you assemble all 216 laser-cut parts, you’ll have a working vehicle that can actually move up to 12 feet on rubber band power.

UGEARS Mechanical Models

UGEARS Mechanical Models

Flat-pack wooden model maker UGEARS presents 11 awesome new creations, each of which features gear and rubber band mechanisms. The new models include a wind-up horse, windmill, stagecoach, flying aircraft contraption, big rig, steam train, and more.

Wooden Motorcycle Model

Wooden Motorcycle Model

Another sweet laser-cut wooden model from UGears. While the VM-02 isn’t based on any actual bike, the detailed chopper will still be a cool addition to the desktop of any motorcycle fanatic. Coming to Kickstarter soon.

Mini Drafting Table Kit

Mini Drafting Table Kit
$24  Buy Comment

Artist Thomas Houha makes laser-cut wood and mat board models of objects ranging from spaceships to bridges. One of our faves is this 4″ x 5″ model of a relic of traditional design – a wooden drafting table complete with a teensy T-square and other drafting tools.

Pixelated Chess Set

Pixelated Chess Set
~$55  Buy Comment

Induku Design’s nifty laser-cut chess set has the look of chunky old-school video game pixels. The board folds up for travel, and has storage spaces inside. Each piece has a laser-engraved shading pattern on it, and nice jaggy edges. No FSAA or TXAA here.

Engraved Wood Patent Prints

Engraved Wood Patent Prints
$60 ea.  Buy Comment

Dress up your space with these laser-engraved cherry wood prints which feature illustrations from significant patents. Choose from objects like the computer mouse, space capsule, hard disk drive, and more. They measure 13″ x 9″ and come with hanging hardware.

Overly-complex Light Switch Plates

Overly-complex Light Switch Plates
$45-$50  Buy Comment

Transform your ordinary toggle light switches into interactive works of art with these whimsical wood light switch plates from Green Tree Jewelry. Each one adds an unnecessarily complex gear mechanism to make turning your lights on or off more entertaining.

Laser Cutting the Eiffel Tower

Laser Cutting the Eiffel Tower

Time-lapse footage of one of Thunder Laser’s cutting machines as it precisely slices through a sheet of MDF plywood, gradually revealing the intricate latticework of a flat-pack model of the Eiffel Tower. We don’t really need one, but we want one of these machines in our office now.

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Beer & Friends Bottle Openers

Beer & Friends Bottle Openers
$10  Buy Comment

Laser-cut stainless bottle openers feature images of whimsical animals, including the elusive beer, jackass, flying fox, the hawkward giraffe-hawk, and the adorable koala. Choose from wallet card, fridge magnet or drink coaster shapes.

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