Of course after the sore hands and increased muscle strength to my grips I am not sure if I would do it again, but it was a lot of fun!
I will show you the prettiest version of the chair first!
Step 1: Come up with the idea and do a drawing!
I had the thought to make something that would be fun to make and also useful for me. So I figure I would go with a CHAIR!
It may have been a bit ambitious but its been a fun journey so far!
If you have an idea, draw it in a notebook!
Step 2: Make a scale model of said drawing.
Step 3: Now that you have a rough working. Time to make an actual illustrator file.
I made sure that I had all of the measurements correct and squared. The rectangle was my rookie attempt to keep things square and how to keep aware of where the intersecting parts will be.
I later learned that I didnt need that at all.. Yay Learning Curve!
Step 4: Export dxf and see if it works in Sketchup.
I exported my file as a .dxf which then I imported into Sketchup. Apparently importing dxf into sketchup is only available on pro trial and pro version. I am still on my pro trial.
After learning that I didnt screw everything up it was time to find a Laser Cutter!