Weekend Project #3 Flat Pack Step Stool
Project Name: Flat Pack Mini Step Stool
3mm Thick Acrylic
Plungle 19 IPM
RPM 9200 RPM
Double sided tape
Carbide Create Design View
This file was split into 2 jobs to fit on the Nomad table and is formatted for 4"x5"x3mm Acrylic we stock in the store.
Toolptath Simulation View of Job A set
Dibond - Acrylic - Luan - Test fit scale models
Depending on the thickness of the Material you have on hand, you can scale the design to make the slot sizes fit.
Leave the paper on!
When cutting Acrylic with protective film you can tape right to the protective paper layer.
So leave the Protective layer on the bottom of your stock!
This makes cleanup very easy, and its possible to cut through the acrylic without putting the tool into the tape.
If you do get into the tape, you can use Turpatine to remove the adhesive!
This file is a press fit with our Acrylic, which actually measures @ .106" / 2.76mm
Use the scale option in Carbide Create and a reference block representing your stock on hand to modify the CC file if you need to.
Its Flat pack, and can be made in different sizes!
Originally this was designed as a Step Stool for my son Jeremiah to be made on the XXL Shapeoko from a single sheet of 31"x32"x 1/2" plywood.
The story behind these scale models is I figured I would scale it down and test the fit with some .125" thick acrylic and .1" Luan (door skin) before cutting large parts that may not fit!
You have a couple options for this project:
A: Cut the Parts as they are as a test.
B: The Carbide Create file can be scaled up for a full size Step stool using 1/2" Plywood on a S3 XXL
C: Make Desktop Tool Organizer by adding holes for your table top tools
DXF link for Full Size Step Stool for 31"x32"1/2" PLY
This view shows an alternate example of a version with holes for .125" and .25" cutters.
I used the Grid to sap the centers of the circles to.
Depending on your design you may need to adjust the grid spacing.
My Favorite Desktop Design tools, Pigma Micron Pens, Copic Markers, and Carbide Cutters!