To create a unique challenge for myself, I decided to create a 3D construction using laser-cut parts. In creating the design for this piece, I had to carefully measure the depth of my material so that the 2D cut-out would allow the depth of material to fit through.
The pieces fit well together, creating two stands and two rondel daggers. I could strengthen some of the joints with glue, but it is not necessary for them to stay together. Additionally, some of the edges could be cleaned up with some sandpaper, as they are quite rough right-off the laser cutter.
Due to the limitations of the size of MDF sheets (Roughly A4) I had to work with, the design size is scaled down so that it fit my material size. This makes these pieces a good size to put on a desk or shelf for decoration without getting in the way too much, but it also means the Rondel handles do not fit larger hands.
Elliot Watson, Illustrator with a background in historical swordsmanship and all the weird and wonderful trappings that entails.