Lamp shade - first large project


#1

Cat destroyed our old lampshade so I decided to try making a wooden one. Designed on Fusion 360, cut on a Basic Glowforge using 3 full sheets of 1/8" Hard Maple Plywood Proofgrade material. No glue; all 30 parts clip together. It was tough getting everything aligned to clipped together because of the tension in the curved corners. If I had to make it again I would make the horizontal parts that connect to the lamp in the center a little thicker - they are a little flimsy. Would value any feedback or design suggestions.DSC_0047-640x480DSC_0053-640x480DSC_0052-640x480


#2

Beautiful design! :grinning:


#3

Very nice shape and love the use of the living hinge on the corners.


#4

Really increadible design! Amazing use of the living hinge to go around the corners at an angle. I have been working on the idea but you have solved it.beautifly!


#5

Good thing you didn’t make it out of cardboard because then the cat would have a new bed LOL


#6

Actually I did prototype the entire thing out of cardboard first - it is amazing that Amazon keeps delivering prototype material to my doorstep almost every day :wink:


#7

Wow! What a great design, love the light pattern when lit.


#8

Really nice. Keep an eye on that cat.


#9

Lovely! Great design and great work!


#10

This is amazing! Very clever internal supports.


#11

That’s stunning!
You should thank your cat, because you created one beautiful replacement!


#12

The living hinge looks terrific in the corners! Fingers crossed your cat stays away from this one. :slight_smile:


#13

Very cool! Nice work :slight_smile:


#14

Woa - that’s crazy complicate design. Kudos!