It is my husband’s “birthday” so I wanted to make something to mark the occasion. Being in AA means you get a lot of books… so here is my result!
Tile_Bookends.svg is designed for 3mm materials, and should fit the standard cheap 4" white tiles from Home Depot that are so popular here. The file is for one bookend, so you will need to run it twice to make a pair. All the parts are labelled in the objects panel if you check the file out in Inkscape.
Laid out for maximum material conservation, and extra optional copies of objects that you might need. I “ignored” either the lime green square or bright blue square (depending on which side of the pair you are making) because I didn’t want the back of the tile to show. I recommend you only cut one or the other.
Tile_Bookends_Vinyl.svg was designed to use for the Cricut, since I am bad at gluing and wanted to cover the hack job I had to do to get the tabs into the slots on the base. DO NOT cut vinyl on your Glowforge!!! But I am including the file anyways, in case you want to use cardstock or fabric or cork or whatever. I used silver vinyl in a single piece that wrapped from the upright to the bottom, and covered up the corner joints.
I was pushing myself to design something that didn’t have the normal “zigzaggy” look that is so typical of laser cut objects. I cut everything out of birch plywood because that’s what I have access to. I would LOVE to see what other folks use, especially mixed materials!! I can also post more pictures of the assembly process if anyone needs help putting it together.
Right click > save Image as on the previews below or download Tile_Bookends.zip (4.3 KB) for both files.