A few weeks ago while teaching Model Monday’s Fusion 360 class I stumbled on how to make a water drop form. I have been working on a couch in my countless spare time and thought it would be a great time to try cutting it on the 4×8. 700,000 lines of G-Code and 10 hours of machine time later here it is. Im not sure you could call it a cup holder, more of a cup suggestion. The rest of the couch will fallow.
When Emily told me she needed a mask for a masquerade themed company holiday party I jumped at the opportunity. It was a good excuse to play with lasers and try working with leather for the first time. Below is the first draft of the design. From there I made several iterations on the asymmetric mask inspired by Emily’s dress.
After getting the design down it was on to YouTube to learn how to work with leather. I was surprised that all it took was soaking the leather overnight in water and then letting it dry pressed around a form. Leather holds its shape but is not completely stiff after this process. I am sure there will be more leather working posts in the future as I perfect my craft.
Every Monday Milwaukee Makerspace will be hosting Model Monday, a night dedicated to drawing in Fusion 360. If you are unfamiliar with the program it is made but Autodesk for designing with CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) and Creating with CAM (Computer Aided Machining). The parts designed in this software can then be taken to one of our many CNC machines like our Amazing Tormach, the 4×8 router table, or our soon to be completed Plasma cutting table. Fusion 360 is a free program so the price is right and it is fully capable of helping you make just about anything.
Each week Carl Stevens walks members from drawing a part to generating a tool path so you can start making chips. Participants are encouraged to come with a part they need help drawing with or a project idea. In the last few classes the class has drawn a roller skate plate for Kayla and a Speed Wrench for Larry. Stop by Monday’s at 6pm with your laptop or use a computer at the space to get started modeling.