Hi guys, Merry Christmas!
So I came across this contest late on Saturday night, I had just broken my limit switch right in the middle of making some presents for my parents and ended up with nothing to do so I started building a iPad holder with Fusion 360. Next thing I know its daylight and I have this complex monstrosity half finished and no end in sight, I go to sleep and wake up from a dream with an idea. A poor mans limit switch!
After endless hours of research, and a very long and complex build, my home made limit switch was finally finished and I was ready for testing.
It worked flawlessly and I was up and running again ready to build the most amazing iPad holder known to man, possibly with a perpetual motion machine and maybe a quantum time altering device built in on the side. Anyway, a few hours later… I give up on my aspirations and decide to just make a simple iPad holder but I did have time to photoshop a cool svg of my dogs face for a logo (pics below) which I think came out great, and did manage to finish my other presents before Christmas.
The iPad stand is made with a 11.25x24x.75 plank of Red Oak.
Tools used are a flat 1/8 for boring the clamping holes and a 90 Degree .75 diameter V bit plunging to .2 below surface. Also I used an engraving bit for the C3d logos.
Mounting holes are designed for the Ohio Diesel aluminum spoil board with a 1.5x1.5 inch grid. I did add exterior ledges for recessed clamping to allow for other types of spoilboards.
I designed the map to allow for a 1/4 end mill to reach all surfaces with slot clearing and no further tool changes are needed. I tried to balance tool path finishing operations with moderate machine time and settled on a 8 hour estimate for total build with about a half hour of finish sanding afterwards. I am using a flat end mill for contouring, I know beveled edges look better with a ball mill but I am not comfortable using them yet, I am not clear on how to tool path them down to inside corners and ledges without screwing things up so I have been building everything with flat end mills to date lol.
I will attach the DXF with toolpaths included. Please review all toolpaths and set your clearance for your clamping heights. Please do not run this with out customizing and testing it for your setup.
Thanks for looking, Good luck to everyone! I hope you all have a great Christmas!
Bonus Entry: This Desk Organizer I made for my son in law. It has two stands one for the phone to stand upright, and one to lay it sideways and plug it in. I am very sneaky and measured all his stuff when he was not looking lol.