Paint rack for miniature paints


#1

My glowforge arrived yesterday :slight_smile: My first real design is a paint rack for my miniature paints:

I used 1/4" home depot MDF. I need to find a supplier of 1/8" cause that created a ton of smoke.


#2

sturdy, though!


#3

Excellent! I could use something like that for the bajillion bottles of craft paint I’ve got upstairs! :grinning:


#4

Neat! Tool racks like this are definitely on my list.


#5

Congrats!


#6

True dat. I expect 1/8" will be plenty sturdy too


#7

I plan on making one for the craft paints you can see off to the left. I’ll probably make the design available.


#8

:+1: :hedgie::squeeee:


#9

I buy 1/8" MDF at home depot as well. They sell it in 2"x4" sheets, which they will cut for you if you ask nicely.


#10

This is great! I’d love to make one of these for my tamiya paints. If I only had a lasercutter…


#11

Interesting, so far I’ve only been able to find 1/4" at my local home depot. Maybe I need to look around at other stores.


#12

I’m in Canada mind-you. But I have no problem finding it at any of the Home Depots I visit (there are 4 of them I regularly visit depending on where I’m at in the city). They all carry the 1/8 stuff. Typically it’s right next to the 1/4" small sheets.


#13

Awesome!


#14

Our local one I as looking last night the 2x2 1/8 was only 3.64$. Didn’t catch the price for the 2x4x1/8


#15

Perhaps it’s just in Canada. I just looked at homedepot.ca and I get:
https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.std-hardboard-panel-18-inches-x-2-feet-x-2-feet.1000434563.html

But if I look at homedepot.com, I don’t see the same thing. There is this:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Hardboard-Tempered-Common-1-8-in-x-2-ft-x-4-ft-Actual-0-125-in-x-23-75-in-x-47-75-in-7005015/202088786

But it’s more expensive (which is the first time something would be more expensive in the US than Canada), so I’m not sure it’s the same thing.


#16

I’ve been reading up on hardboard, and it apparently doesn’t laser cut well (but apparently engraves really well)

I plan on checking Ace Hardware and Lowes tonight for 1/8"


#17

I’ve used what home-depot describes as hardboard (the 1/8 stuff) to make a LOT of projects. It cuts really well.

I’ve made a lot of miniature terrain for my son’s warhammer games out of the stuff:

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This is a box made out of it:
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And here’s another:
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It’s my go-to material for prototyping. I hope the cheaper proofgrade stuff that they are marketing (I forget its name) will be similar.


#18

Oh that looks great! What settings do you use? imma go buy some tonight


#19

I love your projects @polarbrainfreeze!


#20

Yup, I’m still confused on how to tell before buying it and bringing it home whether it’s going to cut or not. This post mentioned it didn’t cut :confused: