A few people have asked me for different file types for my Glue-Less box, so I put together a .zip (WordPress was giving me some difficulty with posting other file types directly). In here you’ll find the template in .png, .svg, .pdf and .ai.
For the laser I used I prepared my file in Illustrator.
Today I built a box out of acrylic using only the laser cutter. You can find a template for it here: GluelessBox
The pieces fit into each other like a puzzle, fitting tightly together to give you a solid, closed box. At the corners, one piece will slide over the other, locking it into place. The smallest piece must be placed second to last. The final product will look like this:
The trickiest part of this was making sure the pieces fit. The first iteration illustrates this.
The corners were too close and the edges of the box were too thin to allow for the bending necessary for the pieces to lock into place.