One of the emergent aspects of the PhD research was to use the laser cutter as a drawing tool. This allowed me to more fully explore the cutter’s abilities and the lines of the forms which would otherwise remain as digital-based data. Using the laser cutter in this way embodies both the physicality of the process and practice, helping return drawing to my work. This method of drawing was anything but ‘instant’: two books of around 90 drawings took around 150 hours to complete. I made covers for the books in 4mm plywood with laser-cut ‘living hinges’ and applied laser-drawn designs to the inner and outer surfaces of the covers.