Step 8: Finished!
The bores and holes are nicely chamfered, but the outside corners of your inner cubes are probably all nasty. Time for oodles of deburring and chamfering! Grab some itty bitty files and get at it!
I haven't done this part yet, but I'll be sure to post pics once I have (EDIT:: Did it, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Just gotta throw it in a polisher to shine it up then you can see the final product.). Chamfer and deburr, polish, and you'll have the best looking paperweight anyone ever saw. I guarantee that everyone will be confused on how you made it. Now you know that it's not that hard! (But don't tell them that. Tell them it's magic)
I'll leave a nice little summary of all the steps here, so you don't have to scour through all my words each time. Obviously, if you have different cubes sizes, your calculations and bores will be different sizes, so change the numbers when it's appropriate.
- Get your calculations and cube done
- Centre drill, and drill 9/32, 1 in deep
- Drill 23/32 so the tip is 0.630 deep
- Drill 1 7/16 so the diameter just appears
- Finish bores (0.750, 0.615 deep and 1.500, 0.303 deep)
- Undercut first bore 0.200 bigger, undercut second bore 0.350 bigger
- Chamfer and countersink
- Repeat on other 5 sides.
When you look at it that way, it doesn't look hard at all, does it?
Have fun and good luck! Post pictures of the cubes you made in the comments! I'd love to see more cubes of all different sizes!