Customizable Box with Finger Joints
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Customizable box with finger joints for a 2D cutter
This Thing has been largely replaced by the Finger Joint Library. The new library is more flexible and much easier to manipulate.
To create a valid DXF or SVG you MUST download the SCAD file and open it in OpenSCAD. The Thingiverse Customizer will not deal with this object as it is a purely 2D shape. See the INSTRUCTIONS for more information on how to use this.
P.S. If you like my designs and make something, I'd love to hear about it. I enjoy sharing the designs, and I really enjoy hearing about what you made of and with them
TL;DR: Download, set your X, Y, Z dimensions, material thickness and finger width. We'll do the rest!
To create a DXF that is usable with your laser cutter do the following:
- Open in OpenSCAD
- Adjust the dimensions as needed (see the variables below)
- Render the box in 2D mode (F6)
- Choose File > Export > Export as DXF
- Open the file in your favorite laser cutting suite!
bX = Width
bY = Depth
bZ = Height
thick = Material Thickness
addLid = 0/1 true/false
HoleDia = Diameter of hole in lid (set to 0 for no hole)
HoleFacets = Number of line segments for the hole
FingerW = Finger Cut Width
FingerLidW = Finger Cut Width on Lid (allows for a different size on lid)
separation = amount to separate the 2D pieces
alpha = transparency of 3D model (no bearing on final product)
2D = 0/1 true/false - create a 2D or 3D model (2D for cutting, 3D for visualization)
The finger width must be < 1/3 the shortest edge.
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Customizable Box with Finger Joints by txoof is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.
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