Fine Arts Personal Stool Project on Makerspace CNC’s

Fine Arts Design instructor Philip Robbins gave his students this project to design a small, personal stool that efficiently utilized only one 5’X5′ piece of plywood, a single fabrication process, no external fasteners, and eco-friendly finishes.

Students first started with ideation and iteration sketches, moving to the Rhino 3D modeling program to create an accurate digital form.

The students exported the Rhino files to Adobe Illustrator, using this file to laser cut an accurately scaled working prototype.

Once they were happy with the cardboard mockups, students then exported their files to Vcarve to create the CNC router toolpaths. This file was then configured to run on our Romaxx CNC machines, the plywood was CNC cut, parts were cleaned up then carefully assembled and finished.

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