I am working on making a display stand for an upcoming craft show for my youngest kids “Santa Shop” which is in a few weeks. I came across the “Boxes.py” web site and found a DisplayShelf design, and decided to go with it. (Side note: I wanted to make a stand with a living hinge, but I am going to save that for another day since I couldn’t find anything I liked).
Here is the design I used:
I used about 2.5 sheets of PG Draftboard to make the shelf. I adjusted the dimensions a bit from the default, and entered in 3.4 for the thickness. I didn’t change the “burn” setting which I assume is the same as kerf, which was set to .1. I feel that it came out pretty well but I had to use a soft hammer (actually a pair of wire strippers I had laying around, pictured bottom right, which had rubber coating) to get everything to go together. I had no issues, but it did seem a little bit tight and I had to bang on it for a bit. If I wanted to adjust this to be looser, would I lower the .1 to 0? Or maybe .05? I have played around with kerf a little bit in AI but didn’t with this design.