Instrument of Persuasion: “Handmade in France & MADE IN CHINA” by Charlotte Stiles (2013)

Assignment,Final Project,Laser Cutter,Rhino3D — Charlotte Stiles @ 1:18 pm

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Two Chairs/Conversation Part 3: “And Who’d Have Guessed They’d Come Together on Their Own?” by Charlotte Stiles


A bona fide conversation between two people who can overlook their differences in appearance or class strikes up where there is nothing to cover up who they truly are. Bare wood, bare walls, only the two chairs and some light.


Chairs/Conversation Part 2 by Charlotte Stiles (2013)

Assignment,CNC Router,Rhino3D,Submission,Technique — Charlotte Stiles @ 2:10 am

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The MDF was a bit too thick (.75in.) for my chair design (.73in) the fits were snug, and that part was okay. What wasn’t so good is that when the pieces were bring jammed together one broke on top and in the front, right where the scarf conveniently fell. I will use thinner plywood instead of MDF to fix this problem. The front hole needs to be placed up on the z plane, so the weight of the spine doesn’t fall relying only on the sides and instead the bottom for support.

My chair is also missing an arm, this is because in RhinoCam I accidentally made one of the arms an inside cut instead of an outside cut. The final shell chair will also be sanded down.

This is only one of my two chair designs. My other chair’s main component is still being tested out. I’m finding a way to bend the MDF or plywood using kerfing. So far it has been unsuccessful, but I hope to succeed in time for the final date.

Two Chairs and a Conversation: “What You Call Fun” by Charlotte Stiles


Screen Shot 2013-09-25 at 1.48.25 PM Screen Shot 2013-09-25 at 1.47.47 PMThese two chairs are a conversation between two personalities, one who loves the fun in danger, and the other who likes the fun in staying home. One chair is a dis-jointed two seater amusement park side, the swings. The other is a waffled comfy reading chair for someone small, and alone. The two chairs are placed in a playground because that is a universal place for different children. In school all types of kids would hang around the playground.


Imaginary Habitat: “Army Men” by Charlotte Stiles (2013)

Assignment,Final Project,Laser Cutter,Submission,Technique — Charlotte Stiles @ 1:21 pm

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Imaginary Landscapes: “128” by Charlotte Stiles (2013)

Assignment,Final Project,Laser Cutter,Submission,Technique — Charlotte Stiles @ 5:06 pm

?????? FINAL2 finL 3This landscape was inspired by this impromptu dance party that was held on Aug 12, 2013 on Manhattan Bridge. There are 6 musical notes (they resemble swans below the bridge) for the 600 people that were there. The soundwaves across the top of the bridge is the song “Rattle” by Bingo Players. Like most house music songs, “Rattle” has a BPM of 128. Above the bridge there is a excerpt from Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 128”, the second of two musical sonnets. 128 is, also, the amount of program numbers in synthesizers.


Laser Cutter Example: “Galileo’s Pendulum Clock” by Diego Fonstad (2012)

Artists,Laser Cutter,Reference,Technique — Charlotte Stiles @ 2:17 pm

Galileo's pendulum clock

This functional model was made by Fonstad based on Galileo’s drawings. It operates on gears and stored energy (rubber band). This is designed to be cut from 1/4″ (5mm) plywood.


Laser Cutter Example: “Modular Ornament” by Tim Hudson (2011)

Artists,Laser Cutter,Reference,Technique — Charlotte Stiles @ 5:45 am

Modular OrnamentTim Husdon uses two techniques to join the toy or modular ornament. He uses Snijlab Living hinge design.


Laser Cutter Example: “Sydney Harbour Bridge” by Jon Cantin (2010)

Artists,Laser Cutter,Reference,Technique — Charlotte Stiles @ 4:57 am


CncKing has great short videos on wood projects. There are 57 pieces in this piece. Here is a blog post with a video of a laser cutting the project.


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