Cad To Cam To Cnc Part Five — Putting Patterns To Work
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In my last post, I used Rhino3D CAD software to create a 3D ripple for one of the BARN Workbench vise chops.3D drawing tools were used to take a simple squiggly line and revolve it around a point to make a surface.
For the design in this post, I'll demonstrate the power of simple shapes and patterns.My design goal for this vise chop was to give it a classic diamond tuck upholstery look in walnut.I'm imitating work that is done in leather with buttons between the diamond patterns that intersect in lines at the folds.
Making diamond tuck patterns in CAD is easier than you might think.It's simple geometry.I start by creating a very flat ellipsoid.Since it's even in two dimensions, it's basically just a flattened sphere.
Around the core shape, I drew 4 small cylinders to represent buttons.I created an array with this shape.An array is just a method to space out copies in a defined way.Note that where the ellipsoids intersect there's a nice clean line.
There's the tucked upholstery look we're after.More copies are needed until I have enough to fill the size of the 36″ x 10″ blank vise space shown on the...