AlaskaLaserMaid

Alaska Laser Maid ~ Mostly Cedar & Light

Thorne Bay, Alaska · 4492 Sales

AlaskaLaserMaid

Alaska Laser Maid ~ Mostly Cedar & Light

Thorne Bay, Alaska 4492 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(1939)

Announcement   Handmade Red Cedar Boxes and Much, Much More
made of locally harvested Western Red cedar, salvaged from the Tongass National Forest and milled by local family owned sawmills on Prince of Wales Island in Southern Southeast Alaska. Each wood product has been sanded, lacquered, designed and fabricated by my self. A 30 watt CO2 laser does all the cutting and engraving and is where the light happens.
It's brilliant!
*** NOTE***when you first open your package, there may be a strong acrid and/or smoky odor from production ( wood smoke and the finish). This gets trapped in the packaging during shipping, but should dissipate within a day or so. Leave it open in a well ventilated area.
If you have sensitivities to caustic oils, red cedar has them and can cause allergic reactions. If you experience difficulty breathing or develop a contact skin rash, go see a doctor and let me know! I'll refund your item and postage upon return.

Visit me and share your thoughts, ideas and suggestions on my Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/AlaskaLaserMaid
You are free to share photos of your purchases too. I'd love to see where they are now.

Check out my (early) Creations and Graphic Images albums on photobucket for examples of present and past creations for ideas , fonts and possibilities.

http://s258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/waleswoman/Creations/

Thanks for stopping by, come back again soon.

Announcement

Last updated on May 16, 2017

Handmade Red Cedar Boxes and Much, Much More
made of locally harvested Western Red cedar, salvaged from the Tongass National Forest and milled by local family owned sawmills on Prince of Wales Island in Southern Southeast Alaska. Each wood product has been sanded, lacquered, designed and fabricated by my self. A 30 watt CO2 laser does all the cutting and engraving and is where the light happens.
It's brilliant!
*** NOTE***when you first open your package, there may be a strong acrid and/or smoky odor from production ( wood smoke and the finish). This gets trapped in the packaging during shipping, but should dissipate within a day or so. Leave it open in a well ventilated area.
If you have sensitivities to caustic oils, red cedar has them and can cause allergic reactions. If you experience difficulty breathing or develop a contact skin rash, go see a doctor and let me know! I'll refund your item and postage upon return.

Visit me and share your thoughts, ideas and suggestions on my Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/AlaskaLaserMaid
You are free to share photos of your purchases too. I'd love to see where they are now.

Check out my (early) Creations and Graphic Images albums on photobucket for examples of present and past creations for ideas , fonts and possibilities.

http://s258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/waleswoman/Creations/

Thanks for stopping by, come back again soon.

Deborah Ross

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Deborah Ross

Druid Sticks Dots
$15.00
Dragonfly Tarot and Runes Together at Last
$65.00
Chunky Cedar Elder Futhark or Northumbrian Runes
$30.00
Star Cedar Card or Kindle Stand
$15.00
Zapphyre's Moon Glyphs
$25.00
13 Witches Long Celtic Oval Runes
$20.00
Green Tree Woman 13 Witches Runes
$15.00
13 Witches round or square runes in a box
$15.00
Roots of Life Pentagram Rune Box Set
$15.00
Cedar Witches 8 Rune Square Tiles
$10.00
Hunting Owl 13 Witches Runes Set
$30.00
Celtic Triskele Cedar Card Stand
$15.00
All Seeing Eye Gypsy Rune boxed set
$25.00
Painted Dragonfly Witches 8 Rune Set
$35.00
Northumbrian Rune Staves Boxed Set
$25.00
Painted Eclipse Witches 8 Rune set
$35.00
Mini Medieval Runes of Healing and Magick
$10.00
All Seeing Eye Witches 13 Rune Set
$30.00
Hummingbird Elder Futhark Rune Set
$40.00
Plain and Simple Elder Futhark Boxed Rune Set
$30.00
World Tree Ogham Stave Boxed Set in Cedar
$30.00
13 Witches Cedar Runes
$15.00
Curvy Anglo Saxon and Medieval Rune Combo
$70.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1939)
Sammy Gonzalez

Sammy Gonzalez on May 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

My item shipped quicker than expected and the craftsmanship is 100% awesome! I'm very pleased with my Runes and the size is perfect. Thank you so much!

terpette

terpette on May 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The set came pretty quickly for shipping all the way to Maryland from Alaska. The wood is gorgeous, and all the discs plus the meanings chart fit into the little velvet bag. I'm so looking forward to working with my new set! :)

garudasky

garudasky on May 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect! Great blank runes tiles for a custom rune oracle. Love the color and shapes. Thank you!

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Updates

Some new owl art I couldn't resist adding to this box, because they are the cutest things.

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3.5 x 2.1 x 1.25 Cedar Trinket Box
$15.00
Another favorite NWC design by Margaret Kelly, "Pine Siskins"

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4 7/8 x 3 1/8 x 2 1/8 Small Cedar Stash Box
$30.00
The Swan. Just one of the many Tlingit-Haida North West Coast native style designs available for use, created by the late Margaret Kelly of Klawock, Alaska.

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Ready to Engrave 3x3 Cedar Box
$25.00
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About

How Alaska Laser Maid came to be

I got a part time job doing cool stuff for Bill MacCannel, the owner of Alaska Laser Craft in 2003, I think, he taught me everything I know about using the laser to cut and engrave wood, stone, plastics, glass, leather, vinyl, rubber and what ever else people came into the shop for us to engrave.

In 2006, his wife got very sick and they had to go 'south' (to Washington state) and left me in charge. To make a long story short, he decided that he didn't want to live here anymore or run the shop after his wife's death... so I bought it from him and had to change the name in June 2007.

Then I had a hard time getting finished sanded wood, because the guy who did that was tired of doing it... so I bought his 13 inch wide belt sander and dust collector from him and started sanding my own boards. All the wood is mostly salvaged logs from old logging areas here on Prince of Wales Island and is milled at local family owned sawmills.

And now years later, here I am, doing everything I did when I was then, plus a whole lot of other things. My laser is at my real life shop in the town of Thorne Bay, about 12 miles from where I live. So that is where I do most of the design, laser cutting and engraving, then I take it all home with me at the end of the day and do the finishing, lacquering, put it all together and bring it back in to pack and mail out.

My inspiration comes from my surroundings for the most part and imagination and general quirkiness. Sometimes the patterns of the wood inspire something, sometimes it's artwork or seeing things and thinking, "I could do something like that!, sometimes people give me ideas, sometimes I make mistakes that turn into other things. I do have templates that I've created for runes and boxes using Corel Draw and a 35W laser. Some times I get to use my own artwork, sometimes people send me theirs, often I find awesome things at clipart place I'm subscribed to. So ask about artwork you'd like to see and I'll see what I have or can find. It is so much fun making something new and different and that is why I'm here. I love my job!

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Shop policies

Last updated on May 16, 2017
I love working with wood and creating things of beauty with my 30 watt laser cutter/engraver. Everything in this shop is created by me. While most of the images engraved on my things aren't my own original artwork, a lot of time and care go into choosing and creating images suitable for engraving.

My original designs and other artist's designs for engravable artwork can be found in the Designs and Art Prints section.
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5642932§ion_id=5361449

For other design ideas, I am currently uploading more graphics in the Graphic Images Album on Photobucket.

http://s258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/waleswoman/Graphic%20Images/

Most can be either engraved or cut out for many other applications besides box art, also glassware, and garments..

There are loads of examples of things I have made & can do at

http://www.myspace.com/lasermaid

or check out my Creations Album on Photobucket

http://s258.photobucket.com/albums/hh251/waleswoman/Creations/

*** Note***when you first open your package, there may be a strong acrid and/or smoky odor from production ( wood smoke and the finish). This gets trapped in the packaging during shipping, but should dissipate within a day or so.
If you have sensitivities to caustic oils, red cedar has them and can cause allergic reactions. If you experience difficulty breathing or develop a contact skin rash, go see a doctor and let me know! I'll refund your item and postage upon return.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
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  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
Payments can be made immediately with PayPal, credit card and shipped out within a day or two of your order, if it's not a custom order.
Sometimes there are glitches and the payment process isn't completed. I will remind you if this happens, but if I don't get response or payment within 4 days of original purchase, will cancel the sale due to non-payment.

Purchases by e-check will be shipped as soon as the payment arrives and/or clears. I am sorry, but money order payments haven't worked well and will no longer accept them without prior approval. Contact me if that is your only venue.
Shipping
My business & shipping days are Monday- Thursday.

Insurance is not included in the shipping prices for international orders.. They will have limited delivery confirmation and tracking numbers.

International mail will be First Class Letter Post with a numbered Customs Declaration, so everything will have tracking numbers for delivery confirmation. Also these are customs numbers and not actual tracking numbers, once it reaches the country of destination the United Postal Postal Service can no longer track it until it is scanned back into the system as delivered. USPS will only track International Priority or Express mail, not First Class Parcel. IT IS NOT SENT INSURED and is AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! Also, any customs charges are not included in the purchase price, so be prepared to pay them. Also, it may take 4-6 weeks or longer for some packages to arrive... and have no clue why... be patient.

Purchases made between Thursday and Sunday won't be processed or shipped before Monday.

Out going mail leaves our local post office at 1:30 pm Monday-Saturday.
Please note this is coming from an island in Southeast Alaska, our mail comes & goes by float plane, which is weather related, sometimes the planes can't fly for days, so will take at MINIMUM of 4-7 days to get there, even if it's sent priority.


***Custom orders will be shipped within two weeks of your order, depending on the state of my supplies and if I have to make more boards or order special items, such as glassware.
Refunds and Exchanges
I have a 30-day refund/return policy. Report any damages or defects for refund or exchange as soon as you get your package, mail the item back to me, refunds & return postage will be reimbursed upon receipt of the returned item.

I don't do perfect, but I do strive for excellence. Keep in mind the wood has it's on characteristics and there are characters running the sawmills that cut this. They try really hard to meet my specifications and sometimes no amount of sanding can remove the marks left by saw blades and still have a board thick enough to use. I try to avoid those spots, but sometimes it's unavoidable. Wood by it's very nature is going to have different things going on, I try to bring out the beauty and use it to highlight the items I create and maintain it's strength and integrity... but sometimes I miss something.
*** Note***when you first open your package, there may be a strong acrid and/or smoky odor from production ( wood smoke and the finish). This gets trapped in the packaging during shipping, but should dissipate within a day or so.
If you have sensitivities to caustic oils, red cedar has them and can cause allergic reactions. If you experience difficulty breathing or develop a contact skin rash, go see a doctor and let me know! I'll refund your item and postage upon return.
Additional policies and FAQs
My goal is to give you quality goods and am happy to customize most of my products to suit your needs, tho' I reserve the right to refuse if the customizing involves copyright infringement, pornographic or down right feels wrong.
I guarantee that I put my best into each and every product, I can't guarantee perfection tho'.

Care for your wooden products:
Use a soft clean cloth and follow the directions on furniture oil or polish. Sometimes the oil will really make the engravings jump right off the box, it does help. Just be very careful not to rub too hard or it can break off bits of delicate illustration type engravings.
*** Note***when you first open your package, there may be a strong acrid and/or smoky odor from production ( wood smoke and the finish). This gets trapped in the packaging during shipping, but should dissipate within a day or so.
If you have sensitivities to caustic oils, red cedar has them and can cause allergic reactions. If you experience difficulty breathing or develop a contact skin rash, go see a doctor and let me know! I'll refund your item and postage upon return.

Thanks for reading this.

Rune sets are sets, I don't sell mix and match runes or break sets up. Boxes are another matter, if you want just the box, let me know and I'll make one for you without the runes included.

If you want an individual rune, contact me, I have extras on hand.