Week 5 - Something Big

Posted by Jordan Kennedy on October 17, 2017

This week’s Something Big

Attempt 1

My vision for this week was to extend my counter surface. Like many, I live in Somerville. The housing is old, wierd, impractical, and I don’t have counter space. This is a problem because my husband cooks a lot. I don’t cook. I would be happy with cereal and wine but I digress. However, this our space. This is all of our usable counter space.


I want to extend the counter space into something like this which I quickly drafted in Fushion 360.


I did my initial cuts with plywood. It’s too big so I’m going to recut smaller. Also, once my husband comes back from New York, we are going to buy proper wood for our counter space and recut.



My husband is very excited about this extension. So instead of letting this remain a failure, for the sake of my marriage I need to go back to the drawing board to make this work.

Attempt 2 (Final Project Modifications)

My fluid flume, which is being built for my final project, needs to be at least 6 feet long and nested within a containment container that is 8 feet long. To do this, I cut polycarbonate 8’x 4’ x 1/4” sheets on a FUME CNC machine in the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Below is an image of the polycarbonate sheet’s being machined.

Zune Cut