You can now DOWNLOAD THE SHOPBOT FILE
One of my first projects at the TechShop
San Francisco was to use the ShopBot Alpha.
It started off with me wanting to make some single sheet plywood furniture, but I had no clue where to start.. After some exhaustive internet researching, I couldn't find a simple yet fun example that actually included the vector files and directions (the lazy route I was hoping for). Instead, I found some images about a fishbone chair, thanks to Upcycleus
, that was originally designed by Nicolas Marzouanlian, and sells for 1100 pounds
! I was able to snag some basic dimensions and get a jumpstart on the design for one on my own!
Now, you can use whatever skills/techniques at your disposal, but I chose to design/model my entire chair in SolidWorks. Then on to VCarve Pro to calculate the toolpaths to fit it all into a single sheet. Then I popped it over to the Shopbot to allow the CNC to do the cutting for me.
3/4" 4'x8' Plywood Sheet
Lots of luck