Paul Linden a member of the Technical Staff here at the department used the laser cutter to create templates that were used for tracing onto metal (for the blade) and wood (for the handle). After he traced the template he cut the metal and wood out using traditional methods. Paul also used the laser cutter to design a template for the silhouette of the knife handle. Once all the pieces were cut he assembled, sanded and sharpened the final product as seen in the photo below (the final knife show was made from a similar but differently dimensioned pattern).
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This project was created by one of the art departments technical staff Karen Haselmann for puppeteer Anne Sawyer-Aitch. The project that the stage was designed for was awarded a 2012 grant by The Jim Henson Foundation. Laser technicians Célestine Pueringer and Anthony Kling facilitated in the operation of the laser cutter for this project.
Beginning design and fabrication process.
The finished piece painted and in action.
Closeup of illuminated screen.