- a CO² laser cutter
- plywood (3mm - 1/8”)
- the current instructable
For those who are in a hurry (yes, it happens! :-):
- download the project at your preferred format (EPS, AI, SVG, CorelDraw, PDF)
- the settings are fitting Epilog laser machines: thin lines are cut, there isn't anything else here
- assemble the part in accordance with step 3
Caution: the uploaded design is for children (4-6 year-old), so if you want to make it suitable for an adult or if you want another customization, the others steps may also be useful.
Step 1: Context: background and motivations
- either they are too simplistic and not functional enough (cannot fold the stems, see: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1345)
- or they are not 100% out of wood, with metallic hinges for instance (see http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Glasses/)
It’s just a matter of taste, but I generally prefer designing objects with no external accessories or as few as I can, even if it can lead to a (kind of) suboptimal implementation.
I also recently found an interesting (100% wood) idea here: http://thelasercutter.blogspot.fr/2012/03/snij-glasses.html
But the latter implementation makes it difficult folding the glasses to put them in a pocket...