Tiny Temple SVG Small Altar Little Shrine Spirit Fairy House
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NOTE: THIS AD IS FOR A DOWNLOAD OF THE SVG FILE SO YOU CAN LASER CUT YOUR OWN TINY TEMPLE.
Greetings everyone! I was looking for a small altar or tiny temple where I could place my collection of small brass Buddha statues. I have many little Hindu Gods and Goddesses about 1.5" tall and I wanted little shrines to display them. I looked around and could not find anything small enough, so I designed my own and made it on a Glowforge laser cutter. Here I offer a digital download of my SVG file for those who have access to a laser cutter.
The completed little shrine stands about 3.5" inches tall at the peak. Most small idols under 2" inches tall can stand inside.
The SVG is made in color because Glowforge can see color! For some weird reason the Glowforge user interface defaults engrave and score settings to draft quality, so the user has to manually set engrave and score to HD Graphic or High Definition for best results. Depending on your laser cutter you may also have to change the order of tasks.
The laser settings and step order for this design are:
VIOLET: ENGRAVE as HD Graphic
BLUE: SCORE (set to HD)
RED: FIRST CUT
BLACK: LAST CUT
Once your parts are laser cut I have a step by step photo tutorial of how to put it all together at: http://JEMTOY.com/tiny-temple
The tiny temple will hold most little statues that stand about 1" - 1.5" inches tall. The project could also be a wonderful Fairy House or Spirit House - you leave it with bedding and a few snacks for the spirits to camp out in when they pass through! If you have a big love for all things small, this is a fun project. Decorate indoor plants, create your own small Zen Garden, the tiny temple looks great on book shelves, or set it beside your computer monitor to remind you to relax and stay focused.
YOU WILL NEED: Access to a laser cutter, 1/8" plywood, GLUE IS OPTIONAL: You can use wood glue, white glue, or super glue.
This project looks really nifty when made of clear acrylic. See photos above.
SVG file is available for download as soon as payment has processed.
Feel free to customize this design. Commercial use is OK, but please do not resell the SVG you downloaded. Thanks!
I use the free program Inkscape to design these SVG files (download at: inkscape.org). If you need any other format other than SVG you will need to open the SVG in Inkscape and SAVE AS > (choose: PDF, DXF, etc...) I also teach a course called: Learn Inkscape For Glowforge. Using this course you could customize these designs. The details are on my web site: JEMTOY.com
NOTE: Do not open this SVG file in CorelDraw. You must download the free program from Inkscape.org and use Inkscape to modify this SVG file.
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This is, by far, the best digital plan I have ever bought on Etsy. I love it so much, I’m using it for a personal, medative project where I plan to make 1,000 of them. I adore how gorgeous the final product is, how cleanly it cuts, how easy it is to assemble, and I even enjoy the ideas and projects on the sellers website. I’ve bookmarked this seller for future purchases because I’m hooked on how excellent their digital plans are. Thank you a ton!
This is an exquisite little temple. Totally delightful!
The file loaded easily into the Glowforge program & I cut the game out of PG draft board. I am still deciding if I will take the time to paint any details, as I like the clean design on draft board more than I expected. The pieces fit together well with minimal glue. Though the design of the board was modified (slots + peg disc holders) from the original shape, there was a design intent behind it that keeps the game more organized. "Form follows function," and I felt that the changes made in this design were well thought out for gameplay. We are currently studying Ancient Mesopotamia for History, and this was an excellent activity to add to our studies. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the video of Tom Scott vs Irving Finkel playing the Royal Game of Ur. Watch it... it will make you want to play the Royal Game of Ur.
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