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This is a super simple way to create low fidelity multiples for prototyping purposes.
I chose some cheap construction grade pine for this exercise. I'll be making 3 wheels for part of a chair mock-up. Measure and cut squares; make a corner ...
Now, use a compass to mark the same size circle form the center of each square. Use a band saw to cut as close to circular as possible. ...
Set up your lathe and material, making sure to follow all the procedures from TechShop's Safety and Basic Use class. Smooth off the outside and face surfaces of ...
I used cardboard, a utility knife and a sharpie, but you could take this idea up a notch and cut a nice template on the laser once you're ...
Now, hold your template up to the wheel (while the lathe is stopped) and mark the key points where the form changes. Your marks will need to be ...
Start shaping the wheel and every once in a while, check your progress with the template. I used the same template on both sides of these wheels, so ...
Re-use your template to create as many as you need, quickly and simply!
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