I started getting interested in living hinges, but found most of the links are dead, or just a .png so I thought it would be nice to upload a current ‘sampler’ file for people starting out (like myself)
Also there is a plugin you can get for inkscape that has a living hinge generator as well! This is something I’ve spent hours with since I started out with making deck boxes for MTG cards. Feel free to hit me up if you have questions
Only partially true, most higher fail rates are due to lack of enough radius to make the curve sustainable. I’ve found this out the hard way in some of my patterns and learned from it. It’s an issue i also see happen quite a lot with others who relay solu on other people’s patterns.
I have seen a few people (e.g., NileRed, Xyla Foxlin) making “transparent wood” through a process of replacing the lignin with resin. I am curious if some similar process could be used to infuse wood with a flexible resin in order to get more durable living hinges. Not curious enough to start experimenting but, I thought I would share the thought in case someone else is. Though they have always seemed neat to me, I haven’t really had a need for a living hinge as a design component.
Thanks for linking me! Not sure what the forum rules are here regarding “reposts” of free designs… It seems this user took the png from my original post and did the Illustrator equivalent of trace bitmap. I checked my original post, and the zip file download link is still active. This post also is somehow in the Made on a Glowforge forum even though it has files? I didn’t think that was allowed either. Hmmmm