That pattern is fantastic!
Intricate. Can’t even imagine the number of small pieces that you had to clean up off the crumb tray. Looks great.
Feels very Arabesque and a bit gothic. I like it!
Hmm ok lets see.
77 separate cutouts per panel. 30 panels for a full creature. Designed cutsheet is 33 panels, that’s 2,541 tiny cutouts for the big panels.
24 connectors, 27 on cutsheet, each with 1 star cutout…
Total of 2,568 cutout pieces, barring any mis-cuts. Turned out that every single cut worked, so my extra pieces were not needed.
As for cleaning them up… Vacuum cleaner. Fwoosh, all done.
At first glance, it looked like the most exotic piece of chainmaille I’d ever seen. That’s beautiful.
I like it, so many things to see in it. First picture reminded me of a sand dollar…looks as fragile as a sand dollar too.
It’s almost like lace made of wood…very beautiful!
Very cool! I’ll bet that throws some neat shadows when lit up.
Wow! How did you get the edges to not look so burnt? Please tell me you didn’t sand every surface?
@evansd2 is a master of precise kerf and perfect settings. Here’s his not-so-secret method for getting them dialed in:
Burnt is a function of heat and time. Go hot and move fast and BB edges are pretty clean.
If you’re getting a lot of char and discoloration with 1/8” materials try to go hotter and faster.
Such a beautiful and delicate creature!
I think that fractal youtube video affected your mind… In a good way! (So far…)
You know what’s funny, this one was actually something I designed about 2 years ago and never got around to building. I was just going through some old projects and decided to finish a few of them… the last 2 creatures I posted were old designs like that.
Beautiful! How do the pentagonal connectors work - do they fit snugly, or do you add a dab of glue as well?
Precise fit, it’s plenty snug to hold. Print two notch sizers and find the exact friction fit you’re going for.
Something like @sqw’s version here:
Super - and thanks for the link!