Thursday, July 26, 2012

First Mold

One of the goals I set for myself for my time here at Grymsdyke is to acquaint myself with digital fabrication techniques. This brick mold is my first introduction to the potential of the CNC machine.

I realize how much skill is needed to operate such a machine. You need to have a deep understanding of the behaviour of the material under the drill bit in order to set the speed, depth, and direction of each operation. I had help with this part- hopefully it is something I will learn in the future.

As well, the milled pieces still require a lot of hands-on work, for their finishing, sanding, and assembly. I added notches as handles, and filed the joints.

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