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Similar to what you're suggesting, this could probably be done fairly well with a cnc machine. It would solve the problem of burnt edges with laser cutting. The main difficulty that I would see would be a way to hold down the chocolate (because it is very brittle), and also you would be more limited by how small you can make parts. But it may be well worth it!
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Thank you! Both the starch and the laser cutter do have an impact on the taste of the chocolate (which is why I tried a bunch of different things before trying a thickener). The starch is pretty subtle to me, but it did change the texture of the chocolate. However, I only used starch because I had that handy; I bet you could find a thickener that is not as grainy and would have less impact on the taste. As for the taste caused by the laser cutting, if you're eating along an edge that's burnt, it has a taste that most reminded of burnt chocolate chip cookies (not terrible, but definitely a negative impact on the taste).
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it. It is pretty neat what kinds of things you can potentially build out of chocolate using a laser cutter.
Thanks! Yeah, unfortunately having access to a laser cutter can be difficult. This is a project that you don't need a very strong laser cutter for, so you could probably use very low wattage laser cutters/engravers to cut chocolate.
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That shouldn't be a problem. The bottle caps have an interference fit with the grooves, so they get wedged in and stay there pretty well. If the bottle caps are very bent, they might slip out ocassionally, but otherwise it should work fine.
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Great question! I just realized that I didn't explain that part very well in my Instructable. I added a GIF up at the top in the introduction to show how to take on/off the back.
Glad you enjoyed it !(:
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I definitely agree that sanding and staining would be a fair bit quicker before laser cutting. I just decided to wait on the sanding until after laser cutting because the laser cutter can sometimes create rough edges that need to be sanded down anyways, and I only wanted to sand once. As for the finish, I was using a laser cutter owned by a Makerspace, and they don't allow treated wood to be cut, which is why I waited until after laser cutting to stain as well.
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Thanks for the advice! I should have been a bit more aware of where the knots were when I was cutting the the slots, but thankfully it was a quick fix. Another thing I would probably change if I were doing this again would be to purchase a wider piece, so that when I cut the slots, I could cut them in line with the grain; that should also help strengthen the area around the cuts.
Glad you enjoyed it(:
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