[Lab] seeking feedback on a laser cutting project

Olaf Baumann olaf.baumann at pobox.com
Thu Oct 16 07:56:40 EDT 2014

Thanks for the advice.  I'll measure the height of ten forks and see if
I've allowed too much clearance.  I'll transfer any extra space to the
lower misc. storage area.

Good idea on lowering the cutaway.  I'll prototype something by hand to
ensure I get a good grip on the 'last clean spoon'.

Last night I came across a thingaverse object (
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:36085) for aligning the utensils....might
have to incorporate something similar.

I'll read your tool-chains page, I hadn't noticed it before.  I've got to
say that SketchUp takes some dedication to feel comfortable with, but as
far as CAD goes, it's probably more approachable than other tools.

thank you for the feedback,

On 16 October 2014 07:30, Darcy Whyte <darcy at siteware.com> wrote:

> Looks nice. It might be a little deep for usability and space usage...
> Another thing that comes to mind is the cutaways for allowing you to grab
> stuff out could go deeper. Perhaps all the way down so it's a lot easier to
> grab stuff. I think in my ikea trays the cuttaways are all the way down.
> Yes, fligiht of ideas should work. This article needs a rework (as I'm
> getting a lot of questions) but it outlines the process I'm using which is
> working great. http://inventorartist.com/tool-chains/
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> On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 7:58 PM, Olaf Baumann <olaf.baumann at pobox.com>
> wrote:
>> I've finally made the time to complete my custom two-level cutlery
>> drawer.  I've used SketchUp to design it and now I'm looking for any
>> feedback before I start cutting.
>> There are two files in the following Google Drive link.  One assembled
>> and one exploded.
>> https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B77pQ72IiNVhQmZjZ1Z0b3Etalk&usp=sharing
>> I'm not sure how to get this design into a format suitable for the laser
>> cutter.  I've found a SketchUp plugin from Flights of Ideas (
>> https://code.google.com/p/sketchup-svg-outline-plugin/) that promises to
>> convert SketchUp faces into SVG.  Any other suggestions?
>> cheers,
>> Olaf
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