Happy Friday Everyone!
I was toying with an idea yesterday and designed a bowl to see what I could do with a living hinge. The bowl is about 7.25" w x 2.75" h and made with medium basswood ply. Pretty quick cut about 8 mins. The connectors just snap into place - put the edge into the slot then snap the tab into the hole. Hope you like!
Enjoy the weekend everyone!
Cool concept. Did you leave the gaps for aesthetic or structural reasons?
Thanks. Partly aesthetic partly structural. This is the first pass at the design. It took about an hour to draw up. I am making changes, it was more just to see how it would work.
You might like the construction of the tabs only icosahedron that I used to make a dymaxion globe ages ago:
Finally got around to the Dymaxion globe.
Scaling for BB was a pain but it all worked out. It was fully friction fit but I used tiny dabs of glue to make it bulletproof.
Very cool! I like that. Most of my designs are just to play with ideas. They will always lead me somewhere else. LOL
Clever assembly and nice looking bowl. Thank you for your generous share.
Thanks! I wish half the ideas in my head could just magically appear on paper. LOL
Very nice! That’s a clever use of the hinge.
Thanks! I am always looking for new ways to use things in design.
You are a natural at designing these things! Really like this bowl design - thanks for the share!
Thanks! I sit and stare at walls a lot. My friends always ask me what I am doing…I am designing of course. I just like to think of things in a new way.
Too true! I’ll be watching tv - an ad comes on; or an interesting something - and my mind immediately goes to designing something in my head. Often times I can’t fall asleep because I’m thinking trough a design. Fun times!
That is the neatest living hinge design that I have seen in a while. Never would have thought of that.
Thank you! I am adjusting the design a little. The hinge is a little fragile. Going to open it up a little.
You are so generous to share your outstanding designs with us—thank you!
this is a neat design! Thank you for sharing it!