So I got tired of putting my good steak knives in the sink and having the wood handles get wet and lose their finish or almost cutting myself picking them out of the dirty dishes to hand wash… So I threw this together today. I have a double sink, so this saddles the divider. And it has enough slots to handle 6 steak knives and one small santoku knife. I have to redo it because the fit for the knives and saddle are a little too sloppy. And one side of the saddle came off because of my failure to glue it well enough. I’m redoing it tomorrow to fix the bugs…I mean features. I’m also going to use Loctite super glue (below). Watch the video.
Also orientation of the design makes a HUGE difference. When I had oriented long lines vertically, I had a print time of 34 minutes. When I oriented them hosizontally, it cut it to 10 minutes.
What a great idea! Seems like you could slump a single piece of acrylic over that divider and fuse the slotted top plate to it to eliminate the right angle joints…
(I agree the solvent is a good idea too)
Besides keeping the handles from soaking, the design reduces the hazard of the edges and points!
It does. The small can (8 oz?) is going to evaporate long before you’re finished using it
But because it’s fast, it doesn’t have as much chance to mess up your material. Make sure you have your parts setup before you apply it because you’re not going to get a do-over. No repositioning time.
One cool thing about the solvent is with your parts positioned, you can watch capillary action carry it the length of the joint. The solvent essentially dissolves the surface of the two pieces and then evaporates essentially welding them.
The edges cut on a laser are not square, so the surface area contact (strength) is not as great as with acrylic that is cut on a saw.
Biggest difficulty with that stuff is controlling the quantity of application. You develop a “touch” using it.