Sail boat wood plaque for daughters birthday
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Joined Mar 14, '18 

First time posting here. Been doing projects with the kids and learning how to use Inkscape to create art and projects over the last few months. Today I finally was able to create something halfway decent worthy of sharing with the Glowforge community.

Tomorrow my daughter turns 10 and for her birthday she is getting a sailing class that we will be taking together over the coming weekends. Rather than giving our kids more stuff we figured it would be more fun to give them an experience (and hopefully a lifelong hobby).

I wanted to give her a small sailboat on her birthday along with a gift card for the class. However, I couldn’t find any cool little sail boats on the way home from work…so I decided to do a wooden plaque inspired by wood models of old sail boats on the Glowforge. I found some low res blueprints online of the Catalina Capris we will be sailing and overlaid my on vector layers in Inkscape.

Pretty happy with the outcome from an evenings worth of work :smiley:



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