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How much did they charge to CNC the 4x8 sheet? Was thinking of going that route.
I designed them in Sketchup, translated to DXF using Draftsight and then sent the file to a company that has a CNC machine.
Quote from: squarewave on August 29, 2016, 10:03:37 PM I designed them in Sketchup, translated to DXF using Draftsight and then sent the file to a company that has a CNC machine.How accurate is the export using Draftsight? Ply is not the material to show up inconsistencies particularly well, but what kind of feeling did you get for accuracy?
Good Birch ply is ~9 plys which is very strong, rigid and dense and can be cut very accurately.
I'm hoping to make things easy to assemble, disassemble, and transport so that rules out glue for some parts.
I designed some for our new studio using Sketchup. I did look into CNC'ing, but for small runs/simple designs it was easier to get someone to hand make them.SketchupReal life (just missing the edge laminate)
I built a desk shaped like a console to hold my outboard- all within arms reach. I'll have to follow up with a picture, I'm quite proud of it, and I only built it from a single sheet of 3/4" birch, screws, stain, and rack rails. I made a padded armrest as well.