Dead set on getting a new prototype finished in a month or two. Silicone rubber seems not very likely to work, it sags to much, and not sure if I'm able to get the origami-look with that material. I need something a bit more rigid. Earlier attempts failed because of nice looking but crappy materials. … Continue reading Testing mylar as new lining material
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
I've had a couple of failures when it comes to the purse lining. First I tried sewing, but with a semi rigid material, that didn't work well. Then I found out the material I was testing didn't take folding all that well. For a origami look, that's not good. Formulor.de is the same type of … Continue reading Two material tests for a new purse lining
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
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
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
Found them together with the acrylic ones from previous post. Inspired by bees/wasps eyes and armor. Made two pairs. Was used as accessories at a fashion show. Here are some more pictures and a little info on how they were made (Norwegian).