Narfi's Life after EU: Chapter 4.5 - A Simple Shelf Made Complex

Discussion in 'Life, the Universe and Everything' started by narfi, Jun 9, 2020.

  1. narfi

    narfi Lost

    She wanted a shelf behind the toilet in the freshly remodeled bathroom.
    We talked the boss into buying a diy cnc machine with 4ftx4ft bed, but then corona economy hit and we never had time to learn how to do anything with it.
    I took it as an opportunity to learn some stuff on my own and save my boss some money.

    I have a student version of solidworks and solidworks cam with my eaa membership, but never learned how to use it.

    So this was my first real project. I modeled the shelf in solidworks, saved all the pieces separately and flattened them out, then nested them in new files on 4x4 areas to match the cutting bed of the cnc machine. Then figured out how to make cut files with the cam side of it.

    I was able to make 3 full sets out of 4 squares (2 full sheets of 1/4" cheap crappy home depot plywood)
    Hood thing I made extra because I broke a side panel trying to flex the crappy plywood into shape.

    But it all fit together like I had pictured in my mind and the wife is happy with the way it turned out.

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  2. NotAdmin

    NotAdmin Administrator

    Looks great, narfi :)
  3. GeorgeSkywalker

    GeorgeSkywalker Explorer

    thats not a shelf, it's a boat! does it float?

    looks neat as a shelf too :)
  4. Does it blend ? ;D
  5. narfi

    narfi Lost

    I am sure as well as any model of a flat bottom boat would, the seams are all sealed, but I did not seal the back side hidden against the wall so the wood would soak up water. For a real boat click the links in my signature, now that this is done, I can get back to finishing the FS17 :)
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