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#strProject# Instruction Set © Neal Crankshaw
Available from http://www.lasercutcard.co.za
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The components for the kit are cut by a laser into the card. To keep the parts on the card some 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.

I use superglue for construction as it bonds fairly quickly (within 3 seconds).

Part 1 - the large crate (with diagonal struts)

Begin by removing the parts for the large crate. There is one on frame C and one on frame B.

Some of the pieces are attached to one another by uncut tabs - cut the pieces free until you are left with the pieces shown.


One of the exterior pieces is larger than the other two. This is for the lid. The lid is the piece shown.

Glue the larger piece to the lid as shown, keeping the lid in the centre.

Gently score the guide lines a few times until the cardboard will bend cleanly. DO NOT CUT ALL THE WAY THROUGH!

Fold up the sides and glue together. The short sides should overlap the long sides and be flush with them.

Starting with the long sides, glue on the outside parts. The long side parts should be flush with the ends of the short sides. When you glue on the short side parts, they should overlap the long sides to create flush edges.

Flip the crate upside down and glue on the base. This is the piece marked with a square.

You are done! You can either glue the lid in place or leave it free.

Part 2 - the medium crate (with vertical struts)

Begin by removing the parts for the medium crate. They are both on frame A.

Some of the pieces are attached to one another by uncut tabs - cut the pieces free until you are left with the pieces shown.

Gently score the guide lines a few times until the cardboard will bend cleanly. DO NOT CUT ALL THE WAY THROUGH!

Fold up the sides and glue together. The short sides should overlap the long sides and be flush with them.

Starting with the long sides, glue on the outside parts. The long side parts should be flush with the ends of the short sides. When you glue on the short side parts, they should overlap the long sides to create flush edges.

Flip the crate upside down and glue on the base. This is the piece marked with a square.

You are done! You can either glue the lid in place or leave it free.

Part 3 - the small crate (with square one)

Begin by removing the parts for the medium crate. They are both on frame B but one of the bases is on frame C.

Some of the pieces are attached to one another by uncut tabs - cut the pieces free until you are left with the pieces shown.

Gently score the guide lines a few times until the cardboard will bend cleanly. DO NOT CUT ALL THE WAY THROUGH!

The outside pieces come in two sizes. Start with the smaller ones and glue them on to opposite sides of the assembled crate. Then glue on the wider ones.

You are done! You can either glue the lid in place or leave it free.

Part 4 - the pallets

Begin by removing the parts for the medium crate. These are all on frame C.

Each pallet is made up of four layers:

  1. the top layer (five strips of different thicknesses, no markings)
  2. the second layer (three short strips, marked with circles on one end)
  3. the frame
  4. the bottom layer (three strips, marked with squares on one end)

Start by gluing the second layer (the shorter strips) to the frame

Then glue the top layer perpendicular to these, alternating thick and thin strips

Flip the pallet over and glue the bottom layer to the frame

You are done! Here is the bottom with the bottom layer glued on the other way to hide the markings.

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