Project Time: April 2017 Tech: Rhino, CAD, 4 Axis Mill
I’m really into sculpturing the geometry from natural wood material and want to explore the design possibilities of the plywood texture.
Tung Oil Finish and Paste Finishing Wax: from Home Depot
Lighting Components: from the Lighting Shop
PS: I bought a regular bulb at first, but it generated a lot of heat, which was not good. Because I used a lot of glue on the lampshade. So finally I had to choose the LED bulb.
3D Modeling in Rhino
In order to make sure not to have cutting-through parts, I made the model of my actual workpiece, then put the lampshade model inside.
CAD file in Vector
In order to fix on the 4 axis mill, the left bottom one without a hole in it will work as a sacrificial piece placed at the bottom of the workpiece.
Time: 10 minutes
Time: 24 hrs
4 Axis Mill
Time: 6 hrs Roughing + 5 hrs Finishing
Drill the Holes for LED Bulb
Time: 5hrs. I used the 200, 400, 1000 Grit Sand Paper
Time: 2 days. Tung Oil+ Wax
Light up 🙂