Hinges coming to life

Had the time today to put together a simple jig for aligning the hinge pieces when gluing. Only using cracy glue/cyanoacrylate for the moment, will try to get hold of chloroform later. It dissolves the acrylic instead of gluing, so it will both be stronger and look better. And it's a bit more dangerous to … Continue reading Hinges coming to life

Creating with RazorLAB: From idea to laser-cut parts

I've used different, local Norwegian companies to create my parts before. Laser cutting acrylic and stainless steel, acrylic sheet bending and water jet aluminum cutting. So why is RazorLAB such a big step forward? Latest parts delivered from RazorLAB. They explain up-front what you need to do. Limitations, examples, howto's, templates, etc. (links). No email … Continue reading Creating with RazorLAB: From idea to laser-cut parts

Parts for handles and hinges looking good

Got the parts shipped from RazorLAB the other day! A little bump in the road was that some of the parts were too big, but a good thing it wasn't my fault. RazorLAB used a couple of hours the next day to make new parts and ship them imideately. The parts to the left were … Continue reading Parts for handles and hinges looking good

Second major redesign, purse #2

So, what's the status? Most important: Almost all parts will now be made out of acrylic. First redesign was to make the purse lighter. Second one, finished yesterday, was to drop handles and hinges made out of aluminum. The original idea was to CNC these parts myself, but I never got the machine I ordered. … Continue reading Second major redesign, purse #2

New acrylic parts arrived, but unusable

Just got new acrylic parts delivered from Plastkomponenter, but they are unusable. Top and bottom are not parallel, and the handles will not join nicely. Crrrrap :/ Latest version of the design looks like this: So, what now? Figure I could make a cast and try vacuum bagging (in Norwegian). If you heat acrylic sheets … Continue reading New acrylic parts arrived, but unusable

Purse designing: It takes as long as it takes

Nothing much has happened in a while. At least not until the last couple of weeks, but now things are happening. I've made the first real prototype, and it has come as far as it ever will. The design has a lot of issues, but has also given me some good answers and new ideas. … Continue reading Purse designing: It takes as long as it takes