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Speak Your Mind

Samantha Alaimo

Project by

Samantha Alaimo from Inventables

General Information

Speak Your Mind allows you to always tell passerby’s your thoughts with out having to tell them directly! It can also double as a coaster or trivet!

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Material Description Price
Natural Cork Sheet

Natural Cork Sheet

Dimensions: 12 in × 12 in, Type: Sheet, Species: Cork, Thickness: 1/4 in


Cut down the stock material

Cut the cork sheet into a 12×5 sheet. You need to cut the sheet size down to better secure it to the machine bed.


Double sided tape

cover the entire back side of the cork with double sided tape. The tape is what we ail use to secure the cork to the material bed, so it is very important to tape the entire back side.


Secure cork to the base

Press the double sided tape down to the material bed. Make sure the material is safely secured.


Program and run the file

I used a to program and a gcode sender run a shapeoko machine. The settings I used are included in the video below! You can use other programs and machines as well. This file will also work for laser cutting.


Use as you please

You can now use your Speak Your Mind cork as a message board, coaster, or trivet!

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