[Lab] seeking feedback on a laser cutting project
olaf.baumann at pobox.com
Thu Oct 16 10:31:56 EDT 2014
Material? Anything 3mm thick and not clear. I was thinking hardboard would
work as long as I keep it dry. Could go for an opaque epilog-friendly
I used the same approach for learning the software. I found a really
useful video for making finger joints (
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8ozaM9si1Y). They guy was a wizard, so I
just had to pause often to follow along. I was impressed at how SketchUp
provides many useful shortcuts for common tasks (like 'm' to move, then use
the mouse to give a direction, then enter the distance on the keyboard
directly, or typing x3 after an action to repeat the action three times).
I'm still seeking a fast way to 'subtract' one group from another to make
the slots in one group based on the tabs in another. I tried intersect
with model, but that left several lines around that I had to remove
manually. I'm probably doing it wrong.
On 16 October 2014 08:08, Darcy Whyte <darcy at inventorartist.com> wrote:
> With those things in thingiverse you almost don't need the tray. :)
> What material did you have in mind for this?
> Yeah Sketchup is different from ordinary graphics software. I found the
> best way to get going was to suffer through a few youtube videos on how to
> use it. It's not as easy to guess as other software...
> Darcy Whyte
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> Contact: darcy at inventorArtist.com | 613-563-3634 by appointment (no text)
> On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 7:56 AM, Olaf Baumann <olaf.baumann at pobox.com>
>> 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/
>>> Darcy Whyte
>>> Software Since '88 siteware.com | Contact: darcy at siteware.com |
>>> 613-563-3634 by appointment
>>> Canada N 45° 25'03.1" W 75° 42'21.4"
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>>> On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 7:58 PM, Olaf Baumann <olaf.baumann at pobox.com>
>>>> 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.
>>>> 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?
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