Introduction: Cable Tidy
In design class, I was given instructions to make jewelry. I decided to make something different from traditional jewelry. So I thought about making something that no one else has done in our class. No one had made a wall mount. Wall mounts are jewelry for a house. I designed something inspired by a candle I saw last summer:
Then I thought about why you need a wall mount. I did not believe that making your house look better was a good enough reason to make something. That is why I decided to make something else using the same or a similar design. My teacher gave me the idea of making a cable tidy.
Step 1: Designing Your Cable Tidy
Step 2: Laser Cutting
Step 3: Cutting Holes
Step 4: Cold Enameling
Step 5: Assembly
Step 6: Anything Extra
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Step 1: Step 1 - Designing
Do numerous quick and small sketches. These do not have to have a lot of detail. At this part of your production, you should be valuing quantity over quality. But be careful to only suggest feasible products so that you don't spend your time on something you won't be able to make.Be careful of any size limitations you might face.
Step 2: Step 2 - Laser Cutting
I combined both of these to make one slab on top of my backplate. Make sure you make the lines in the bird thicker using the contour tool. Put the bird in the middle of the other design.
You must also make the backplate.
These are pretty simple, just cut a 10.5cm x 9cm rectangle in 3mm plywood and then cut 2 rhombuses with fairly steep sides also in 3mm plywood. Do this with a laser cutter
Step 3: Step 3: Cutting Holes
Take the backplate and the other plate and stick them together using a glue gun. Now cut the backplate where the holes in the other plate are. Now you can test to see whether wires fit through.
This is where I deviated from my original plan. At first, my design was too small and so I had to redo it bigger. Then I broke my plate and had to redo it again. Then I blanked and stuck the stand to my backplate before cutting. At this point, I had to options: to completely redo my product again with bearly any time remaining or to move along with a completely different use for my product (making it a trophy instead of a cable tidy.)
Step 4: Step 4: Cold Enamiling
First, you must combine cold enamel and hardener.
The ratio between the two must be 2 to 1. 2 parts cold enamel and 1 part hardener. Mix well.
After you've combined the two liquids you have around 30 minutes until the mixture is too hard.
Put the mixture in any non-hollow hole in the product.
After you have put the cold enamel in your desired holes keep your design level so that the cold enamel distributes evenly.
Cold enamel has a very strong stain so be more careful than I was.
Even though I was not making a cable organizer I believed cold enamel could also look nice on a trophy.
I decided to colour different parts of my product than originally planned. This was just because I felt like making the cold enamel surround my design.
Step 5: Step 5: Assembly
Glue the stand parts to opposite sides of the product using a glue gun.
This is just as important on a trophy.
Step 6: Step 6: Anything Extra
Do whatever you want here.
I recommend using pewter casting ore more creative cold enamel art such as making the bird a penguin.
I added a pewter cast triangle to the back of my backplate.