Nov 4 2015
I’m very excited about a break through in how I’m actually going to build the prototype. I’ve joined a makerspace in Silver Spring, MD, Catalaytor Makerspace. The curved wood was presenting the greatest challenge. Two test were tried.
- Steam bending of 1/4 baltic birch plywood. I just ran a small scale test and it was going to be very tough. I couldn’t get an precision on the bend.
- Kerf cuts of the wood to make it bendable. This might have worked, but would require lots of cuts and gluing.
The Makerspace changes the game by getting me access to a laser cutter. Now I’m building out a frame and applying wood veneer to the frame.
Here is a look at the first attempt.
Someday soon it will look like this.