Make a Jointed Tray

Working with sheets to make valuable objects with wood joint techniques.


Tray-Re Accionar.rar


3D Files

  • 3D Step File: /files/Tray_Re_Accionar/Ensamblaje Bandeja.STEP - Preview
  • 3D Step File: /files/Tray_Re_Accionar/Ensamblaje Bandeja.STEP - Preview

Step 1 - 3D Modelling the product

In this case we used Solidworks to model and render the product so we could export the necessary patterns and to render the product so the client could see it and approve it.

Step 2 - Print the patterns

They are the key to make it accurate cuts and thereby good joints.

Step 3 - Make sheet and make rough cuts

Once you make the sheet, we made it in PLA, cut it so you get the five pieces necessary to make de product. Depending on the cutting tool you could make it more or less accurate. We make them with a not so precise endless saw, so the were rough cuts and then we improved the edges with a router.

Step 4 - Transfer the patterns and cut

Fists transfer all the markings to the pieces and start cutting, the key here to cut a little less than necessary and then try the joint, cut more and repeat this process until it's a perfecto fit. Besides de cutting, we used a lime to get more soft edges and little dimensional changes.

Step 5 - Final assembly and welding

Once you have all nice and fitted, with a heat gun and a spatula we weld locally some joint so the entire tray stays always nice and sturdy.

Step 6 - Finally, nice set up & photos

Contextualise and details :slight_smile:

More photos here:

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