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My First Laser Cutting Order Ever

I’m delighted at how well the lunar clock is going! While waiting for stepper motors to arrive, I’ve been using Inkscape to create the laser-cutting pattern for the wheel that will contain images of the various phases of the moon.  After a few hours of stumbling around (I’d never used Inkscape), I was drawing circles, arcs, and lines with abandon.

The idea of the clock is that this wheel will be behind a picture of a sky, that has a moon-sized hole near the top.  The wheel will rotate to show the lunar image that most closely resembles the current phase of the moon.

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