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Doug Griffith
05-20-2015, 5:04 PM
I'm designing an interesting product where a large dome lowers over a seat. Before committing to steel, I laser cut the hinge mechanism from 3/16 MDF to test articulation and fitment of the components. Doing this also let me know where to add gussets (ie. behind the bump stops). Just another way the laser helps me out with industrial design.


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Gary Hair
05-20-2015, 5:18 PM
Wouldn't it just be easier to leave the seat up?

Doug Griffith
05-20-2015, 5:45 PM
Wouldn't it just be easier to leave the seat up?

That's funny. I'll look at this project differently now.

Bert Kemp
05-20-2015, 9:31 PM
You must live alone :rolleyes:


Wouldn't it just be easier to leave the seat up?

Keith Colson
05-20-2015, 11:02 PM
I like the quality of your layout, lots of smooth curves, no sharp corners. Its easy to tell when a pro is at work.

Cheers
Keith

Doug Griffith
05-20-2015, 11:55 PM
I like the quality of your layout, lots of smooth curves, no sharp corners. Its easy to tell when a pro is at work.

Cheers
Keith

Thanks, here it is prior to laying flat and laser cutting the prototype.

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Gary Hair
05-21-2015, 12:08 PM
You must live alone :rolleyes:

Nope, married 25 years in Feb. I NEVER leave the seat up, it was merely suggestion for Doug.

Bert Kemp
05-21-2015, 12:46 PM
Your the exception I guess I always forget then get yelled at. Doug if its an automatic seat closer my so wants one . LOL

Doug Griffith
06-09-2015, 11:56 AM
...ready to go to the powder coater

Doug Griffith
07-17-2015, 10:52 AM
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It's all coming together. Next up are the laser cut acrylic panels that attach to the underside. They carry all the electronics in an easy to manage package.

Those white parts are vac formed ventilation ducts.

Bert Kemp
07-17-2015, 1:21 PM
But what is this for or is it top secrete


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It's all coming together. Next up are the laser cut acrylic panels that attach to the underside. They carry all the electronics in an easy to manage package.

Those white parts are vac formed ventilation ducts.

Doug Griffith
07-17-2015, 1:34 PM
But what is this for or is it top secrete

It's a meditation pod I'm building for a customer. Not top secret but I try to limit photos of projects until they are released in the wild.

Doug Griffith
08-06-2015, 10:58 PM
Here she is:
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And some laser cut parts to make it relevant.
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Keith Winter
08-06-2015, 11:20 PM
Here she is:
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And some laser cut parts to make it relevant.
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Simply incredible Doug :eek:, you are a true artist!

Doug Griffith
08-06-2015, 11:47 PM
Simply incredible Doug :eek:, you are a true artist!

Thanks. It was a ridiculous amount of work to design and build in 3 months. Especially since it was one of about 20 other jobs on the griddle.

gary l roberts
08-07-2015, 10:23 AM
My, you live in an interesting world.

Doug Griffith
08-07-2015, 10:49 AM
My, you live in an interesting world.

More like 3 crazy worlds: freelance industrial design, hydroponic systems manufacturer, and Mid-Century-Modern "everything" manufacturer. Just yesterday, I landed a project engineering an enclosed fiberglass pod trailer for ATVs. The pod I just completed help get this new pod project. Interesting indeed.

Guy Hilliard
08-07-2015, 10:57 AM
Looks like a 21st century 1950's hair dryer. :p

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Doug Griffith
08-07-2015, 11:23 AM
Looks like a 21st century 1950's hair dryer. :p

http://beauty.takarabelmont.com/content/images/uploads/EXDYA12dryerchair.png

My Customer:

Mel Fulks
08-07-2015, 12:17 PM
More portable than a bohdi tree, I guess. My wife meditates and it's never needed machinery! Fine work ,I'm sure,but what a combination of simplicity and high tech!