10/27: waterjet cutter, nc mill, router:
make something big

This week I learned to work with metal (aluminum). I experimented with making aluminum more maleable through geometric perforations, and finally made a hanging shelf with curved aluminum pieces.

Here is a Solidworks sketch of my initial idea, where the aluminum and wood frames would be a wavy texture:

Aluminum exploration one:

Aluminum exploration two (hexagonal lines improved the maleability of the aluminum) - this same patern made cardboard into fabric:

The final result of my learning to work with aluminum:

Photo of the Omax waterjet (all aluminum was cut on the Omax):