Those wooden stencils, dark burn marks on the edges from his cutter’s laser, lay in what looked like a presentation across a table — its legs handmade from threaded metal pipe a few feet away from that white board in MIXXER’s flex space. Shelton even had a face shield, crafted out of a lighter plastic, broken and brittle.
That finished product off a laser cutter had nine pieces, which included an elastic band that stretched across the back of the head and three support tabs affixed to its frame. Shelton held a 3D printed variation in his right hand with four.
“I can laser cut all these parts, like cumulative, about two minutes,” Shelton said, describing the finished face shield.
The design has since been uploaded to MIXXER’s website. Elizabeth “Bibi” Coyne created an instruction graphic for assembly of the face shield as well. A how-to video posted to YouTube, shot of…