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Simple slot together shelving for display of a Rubik's Cube type puzzle collection.
 
Simple slot together shelving for display of a Rubik's Cube type puzzle collection.
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* replacing a simple shelving system made from regular crystal CD cases
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** too brittle - "the world's most brittle material"
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** too fiddly - hard to make - needed reinforcement with superglue
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** hard to clean - turned out to be a dust collection system
  
 
==Prototype 1==
 
==Prototype 1==
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File:msemtd-acrylic-shelves-IMAG0898.jpg | Picture rail profile
 
File:msemtd-acrylic-shelves-IMAG0898.jpg | Picture rail profile
 
File:msemtd-acrylic-shelves-IMAG0900.jpg | cutter
 
File:msemtd-acrylic-shelves-IMAG0900.jpg | cutter
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File:msemtd-acrylic-shelves-IMAG0904.jpg | prototype front view
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File:msemtd-acrylic-shelves-IMAG0907.jpg | prototype rail hook detail
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File:msemtd-acrylic-shelves-IMAG0908.jpg | prototype side view
 
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* replacing a simple shelving system made from CD cases
 
** too brittle
 
** too fiddly
 
** hard to clean
 
 
* my first real use of the new A0 laser cutter at the Hackspace
 
* my first real use of the new A0 laser cutter at the Hackspace
 
* using various offcuts from the bulk red acrylic available at the Hackspace
 
* using various offcuts from the bulk red acrylic available at the Hackspace

Revision as of 12:43, 9 June 2014


Laser Acrylic Shelving
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Created 09/06/2014
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Simple slot together shelving for display of a Rubik's Cube type puzzle collection.

  • replacing a simple shelving system made from regular crystal CD cases
    • too brittle - "the world's most brittle material"
    • too fiddly - hard to make - needed reinforcement with superglue
    • hard to clean - turned out to be a dust collection system

Prototype 1

  • my first real use of the new A0 laser cutter at the Hackspace
  • using various offcuts from the bulk red acrylic available at the Hackspace
  • picture rail for support
    • profile for the picture-rail on the prototype seems to work OK
  • it looks rather gross - a sort of 70's cheap and nasty!
    • I think it must be a combination of the red acrylic and my overuse of Bézier splines
    • the next version will be a simpler and blockier design
    • also I will be using clear acrylic to make the shelves themselves less obvious

Next version: -

Idea: Making for other people

  • who uses picture rails any more? My house was built in the 1930's!