Monday, October 10, 2011
A quick How To
After the last post about the Kodi, it was asked of me how did I do those x things on the Kodi's legs?
So I figure I might as well show my little trick.
This is how I came up with it. I have no idea if there's others that have come up with another way to do it, this is just mine.
first you need the part cut in the shape you want obviously. I use a thinner styrene sheet, .15 I think. No structural strength but easy to trim, thats the key.
Then mark where you want you x to be( or slot, square, v whatever)
Then I use a pin vise with a small bit(1/16 usually) and drill a marker hole. You'll note I dont go right to the top of the x I layed out because Im going to switch to a larger bit next and those lines are where the outside diameter of the larger hole is to be.
I switch to a 5/32 bit in this case and drill out the larger holes. Be sure t put a piece of wood under the plastic because you dont want to drill into your desk do you? Plus this also has the added benefit of preventing tear out. Where the drill rips and shreds it way out the back..thats bad.
Now simply use a ruler and cut out the slots. And voila.
Now laminate it onto another thin sheet of styrene for a thicker more structural piece.