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Sab’s Spoons

Sab has been making spoons on a CNC router. He put a photo of an existing he liked the look of into Blender , and then tweaked it. Later he used Vectric, which lets you choose the texture.

Here are some of his prototypes: https://www.flickr.com/photos/anachrocomputer/19176228969/

and here’s the current version, before finishing (Sab rather likes the diagonal lines):


The key, he says, was a combination of parameters and tweaking until he got the effect he wanted. Vectric has a free time-limited trial, which was very useful as he could simulate the shape and texture without having to come down to the Hackspace.

At the regular Hackspace open evening on thursday he was discussing with Richard and Anton how to finish the spoons. His original plan was to finish it by hand: Richard’s suggestion was a fine and fast last pass on the router; Anton suggested buffing it with a wheel and Tripoli.

Here’s  the CNC router he used: https://www.flickr.com/photos/anachrocomputer/14851116031/

Pictures are all by John Honniball: https://www.flickr.com/photos/anachrocomputer/