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#strProject# Instruction Set © Neal Crankshaw
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The components for the kit are cut by a laser into the card. To keep the parts on the card one or two of the cuts only go half way through.

When you want to remove a piece from the card, flip the card over and look for the incomplete lines. You will only need to cut these lines to release the part.

Part 1 -the base

Remove the three circles from the frame.

These are labelled I, II and III.

Cut the square out of circle II and glue it onto the top of circle III (there are some lines etched to help you place it in the centre)

Then glue all three of the circles on top of one another, I at the bottom and III at the top.

Part 2 - the obelisk sides
Start by removing the sides of the obelisk from the card.

The obelisk kit has been redesigned to make building it easier. The tiny circles in the glyph strips are now attached to sides by little tabs.

This is deliberate... do not cut them off these tabs.

Remove the sides from the card frame and push out the glyph bits as shown. Also remove the backing pieces (the pieces to the right of the picture.

The sides have two different widths... the pieces marked with a circle are wider than the pieces marked with a square.

The thinner, rectangular backing piece goes with the thinner side.

Turn the sides over and glue the backing pieces onto the back (this will be the inside)


When you turn them back over you can see that the backing pieces are there to hide the holes in the sides.

Once you have glued on the backing piece, the only circle you will have to glue on again is the small one from the middle of the glyph as shown

The top of the side should fold easily.

If it does not, gently score the line at the top so that the tip of the obelisk can fold easily. DO NOT CUT THROUGH!


Two of the sides are marked with a square and two are marked with a circle.

The circle sides are slightly wider than the square sides.

Place one of the circle-marked sides face down and glue a square-marked side onto it, taking care to line up the edges.

It is important for the edge of the square-marked side to be glued to the circle-marked side and not the other way round.

Once you have created one L-shaped piece, glue the other two pieces together to form a second L-shaped piece. Then glue the two L-shaped pieces together.

This is easier than attaching the third side to the L-shaped piece above.

I find it easier to glue the edges in stages... so start getting the one end right (the red arrow) and once that is dry get the other end sorted (yellow arrow).

The card is flexible enough that you dont' have to glue the whole thing down in one go.

This photo is from an older version of the obelisk so the glyphs look different. You have the nice new version that alreay has them attached at this stage.

Once the sides are bonded, fold the tops in and glue them together.

All you have to do now is glue the obelis to the base

Part 3 - the last bit

Remove the final detail pieces from the frame.

These are also marked with a square or a circle and the circle ones are wider.

Starting with a square one, glue the square-marked ones on opposite sides of the obelisk, taking care to line them up with the edges.

Then finally glue the circle-marked ones on. These should line up with the edges of the square-marked ones, giving you nice clean edges.

#strProject# Instruction Set © Neal Crankshaw
Available from http://www.lasercutcard.co.za
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