This started out as more of a proof of concept, and I love how it end up. I decided to try to create an old bread box type sliding container, but I wanted the entire thing to be a cylinder shape, like a scroll. I originally designed this as a case for sunglasses. It’s a little big for that, so now it houses my drawing supplies. I did slightly sand the back edge of the “door”, to try to prevent it from catching on all of the grooves. It works really well, slides nice and smooth. Hopefully, this might inspire other designs.
Very nice box. I am amazed at how clean your living hinge looks too.
Wow, that’s amazing! It looks kinda like a cd-storage contraption that I used to have back in the day. Showing my age here.
Thanks, the overlap areas of the hinge design are 1/16" apart, and the edge gaps are 1/8". I left the paper on when cutting (which kept it nice and clean)… it took a little while to peal it off, though. And, my finger tips were orange for the next days. Amateur tip* wear gloves next time. Ha.
Pick up some plastic razor blades…
Think Gorilla Tape
Neat! Reminds me of those pneumatic tube things they used to have at bank drive-thrus.
Super nice. I like any living hinge designs, but this is really great. Nicely done.
Thanks! Yea, I’m really starting to get into the living hinge designs. I found this interesting blog about how to design them better. There’s some really cool links within the blog too. Check it out if you want to learn more about these…
Cool, thanks. I’ll check it out!
That turned out so well! Look forward to seeing your other projects!
Used to? I’ll admit I haven’t been in a bit, but one of my banks still used those the last time I went.
Also, that was my first thought as well!
Great idea and implementation. Thanks for sharing the results with the rest of us.