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* 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
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* using various offcuts from the bulk red 5mm acrylic available at the Hackspace
* picture rail for support
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* picture rail profile cutout for hanging
 
** profile for the picture-rail on the prototype seems to work OK
 
** profile for the picture-rail on the prototype seems to work OK
 
* it looks rather gross - a sort of 70's cheap and nasty!
 
* it looks rather gross - a sort of 70's cheap and nasty!
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** the next version will be a simpler and blockier design
 
** the next version will be a simpler and blockier design
 
** also I will be using clear acrylic to make the shelves themselves less obvious
 
** also I will be using clear acrylic to make the shelves themselves less obvious
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* shelf is 440 x 140
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** will be reduced to 120 depth and 300 between uprights
  
 
Next version: -
 
Next version: -
 
* need some quality material
 
* need some quality material
 
** http://www.kitronik.co.uk/materials/clear-and-mirrored-acrylic-sheets.html
 
** http://www.kitronik.co.uk/materials/clear-and-mirrored-acrylic-sheets.html
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* 4x uprights with 300mm shelf spans to fit 1000mm acrylic sheet
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* 120mm shelf depth
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* stick with 140mm shelf spacing?
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* modernise design - actual angles? less curves?
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* make it look like glass wherever possible
  
 
Idea: Making for other people
 
Idea: Making for other people
 
* who uses picture rails any more? My house was built in the 1930's!
 
* who uses picture rails any more? My house was built in the 1930's!

Revision as of 12:48, 9 June 2014


Laser Acrylic Shelving
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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 5mm acrylic available at the Hackspace
  • picture rail profile cutout for hanging
    • 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
  • shelf is 440 x 140
    • will be reduced to 120 depth and 300 between uprights

Next version: -

Idea: Making for other people

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