Laser Cut Plectrum

The last of my plectrums vanished down a crack in the floor boards. Normally this would mean a trip to the local music shop but now I have a laser cutter! Time to cut out my own plectrum.

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I found a picture of a plectrum online and traced it by hand into Illustrator, you can download the file here if you have access to a laser cutter.

My original plan was to cut out a plectrum from an old Travelodge key card but a quick check with the HPCLaser who supplied my machine and it turns out that these card are made from PVC. When they are burnt they give of a toxic mix of hydrochloric acid and chlorine gas. Luckily I had a couple of sheet of acrylic sheet…

Perfect!
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