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

Two material tests for a new purse lining

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

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

Designing purses, part 2

Since last blog post about becomming a purse designer I've continued with idea #2. First task was to decide on proportions for the purse and all the different parts. That was last friday. Today I've been working on the hinges, connectiong the two parts that form the outer shell. Not sure yet, but I might … Continue reading Designing purses, part 2

Hobby: Designing womens purses

After years of fumbling with a hobby project of mine, I finally got at it a couple a days ago. I started a little dream, designing womens purses. It's not important that it is just womens purses, but that particular accessory has a couple of important success criteria. The most important parts of the idea … Continue reading Hobby: Designing womens purses