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So I used your design and made it for my boyfriend for his birthday! :D I scaled it up by1.5 (he has abnormally large hands) and put everything together, but I wasn't happy with the amount of play between the gear and blade shaft assemblies and the rods (or bolts). There was also too much play for my liking between the gear teeth. I think this was all just a result of the kerf dimensions on the laser cutter - it just burnt away too much material. The blades would then open if the box was on it's side. So I just scaled certain dimensions up/ down to compensate for the kerf size. I also changed the design a bit to include aluminium tubing with smaller bolts inside them so that I could tighten them onto the tubing rather than the wood. This all made it more robust and gave better movement between the layers of wood while still being able to tighten the bolts. I also added a pattern on the blades which I engraved using the laser cutter. It came out beautifully. The wood was also stained and sanded to look old and distressed. My boyfriend absolutely loved it and I had so much fun making it. Thank you so much for the design! Keep up the good work!
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