Portal Book Ends

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Portal Book Ends

Post by Tronn » Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:03 am

My most recent project since finally getting my shapeoko running again: A pair of Portal themed book ends.
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I cut them out of various colored acrylic at 15 IPM, .02" step down and approx 17K RPM spindle speed using a 1/16" square end mill.

A more complete write-up on my blog: http://wp.me/p4A3lH-3f

All my source files are located on Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:500357
Shapeoko 2 - 300W DC Spindle, Custom Enclosure, Alum extrusion Bed, Homing switches, Trimmed Z-Motor Plates, Drag Chains, GRBL 0.9g
MakerFarm Prusa i3 3D printer, Rostock Mini 3D printer(WIP)
My Blog: http://nateduxbury.wordpress.com/

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Re: Portal Book Ends

Post by megeshg » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:52 am

thats so clever!!!

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Re: Portal Book Ends

Post by cvoinescu » Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:02 pm

Very nice! And there are some good books there, too.

Too bad I don't need bookends. My bookcases were filled to the brim, double-stacked, and I still had some books in boxes. (Well, they're all in boxes now, because I haven't had a chance to put the bookcases up after we moved.)
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Re: Portal Book Ends

Post by bharbour » Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:34 pm

Very cool idea!
No longer have a Shapeoko, but use a machine of my own design...

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Re: Portal Book Ends

Post by lordmundi » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:07 pm

this is really super cool. With that acryllic, couldn't you add LEDs to the base and even make them light up?

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