xArt Santa Shelf Sitter - xTool Projects
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I turned an image of a Santa that was generated using xTool's xArt into a shelf sitter.

You can find more of my laser design files here: www.supervectorgirl.com
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Basic Information
Software
xTool Creative Space
Machine
P2
Laser Module Output Power
55W
Material Used
Wood
Material Info
3mm baltic birch plywood
Making Time(mins)
30
Step1: Generate xArt
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Open xTool Creative Space and click xArt on the left side. Type in a prompt, I typed “Cute character sticker, vector, vibrant colors, cute santa, black outline, white background." The first two generated images were kind of silly, and I couldn't use them. Luckily, the 3rd image was good enough for me to use.

Step2: Turn xArt Image into a Vector Cut File
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  1. I saved the image and imported it into Inkscape for processing.
  2. I used Trace Bitmap to get a rough outline of the image. (picture 1) 
  3. After spending more time than I want to admit to clean up all the nodes (picture 2), I finally had a clean enough image to turn into a cut file (picture 3).
Step3: Laser Cut
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Setting 1
Process Method
Laser Cut
Process Material
Wood
Power(%) or Cut Pressure(g)
35
Pass
1
Speed(mm/s)
12

Open the file into XSC and laser cut it. I used the honeycomb, because there are a lot of small pieces, and I want to keep them in an organized manner for easy assembly later.

I used 3mm baltic birch plywood for the wood. If you use another thickness, you will need to adjust the slots in the stand. If you resize the file, you will also need to adjust the slots.

Step4: Painting Time
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  1. Carefully remove all the pieces, and keep them organize. It will make painting easier and also for assembly later.
  2. I stick tiny pieces on tape, so they won't move during painting.
  3. I used a make-up sponge and the dabbing method to paint every piece. 
  4. Paint only 1 piece of the slotted stand. It will be 2 layers.
Step5: Glue and Assembly
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  1. After everything is dry, glue the Santa outline piece to the back piece.
  2. Now it's fun time! If you kept everything organized, this will be quick and easy. Match up each piece to the correct place in the outline and glue down. It's kind of like a puzzle, and I really enjoy it.
  3. For the slotted stand, glue the painted piece on top.
Step6: All Done
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You are finished. I hope you enjoyed making this with me. Please give this project a thumbs up/like after downloading!

Design Files
xArtSantaShelfSitter.xcs
xArtSanta.xcs
santa
xArt
contest
shelf sitter
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Standard Digital File License
You shall not share, sub-license, sell, rent, host, transfer, or distribute in any way the digital file or laser engraved versions of this object, nor any other derivative work of this object in its digital or physical format (including remixes of this object), and hosting these files on other digital platforms, web stores or cloud repositories. The objects may not be used in any way whatsoever in which you charge money, or collect fees.
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