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On Display - Here's the bowl in my room. It's filled with some of the origami I've made.
Ponoko Bowl 3B - My bowl design was laser cut from poplar plywood in New Zealand by Ponoko. Its design is easily modifiable and can vary from circle to triangle; anything with three-fold symmetry. I designed it so that it would allow for layers to nest with each other, greatly reducing the amount of material used and cutting required. It locks together using only friction, making it a kind of puzzle. I used the pure white wood and burned-black surfaces to create interesting forms and patterns.
Ponoko Bowl 3B - My bowl design was laser cut from poplar plywood in New Zealand by Ponoko. Its design is easily modifiable and can vary from circle to triangle; anything with three-fold symmetry. I designed it so that it would allow for layers to nest with each other, greatly reducing the amount of material used and cutting required. It locks together using only friction, making it a kind of puzzle. I used the pure white wood and burned-black surfaces to create interesting forms and patterns.
Ponoko Bowl 3B - My bowl design was laser cut from poplar plywood in New Zealand by Ponoko. Its design is easily modifiable and can vary from circle to triangle; anything with three-fold symmetry. I designed it so that it would allow for layers to nest with each other, greatly reducing the amount of material used and cutting required. It locks together using only friction, making it a kind of puzzle. I used the pure white wood and burned-black surfaces to create interesting forms and patterns.
Ponoko Bowl 3B - My bowl design was laser cut from poplar plywood in New Zealand by Ponoko. Its design is easily modifiable and can vary from circle to triangle; anything with three-fold symmetry. I designed it so that it would allow for layers to nest with each other, greatly reducing the amount of material used and cutting required. It locks together using only friction, making it a kind of puzzle. I used the pure white wood and burned-black surfaces to create interesting forms and patterns.
Ponoko Bowl 3B - My bowl design was laser cut from poplar plywood in New Zealand by Ponoko. Its design is easily modifiable and can vary from circle to triangle; anything with three-fold symmetry. I designed it so that it would allow for layers to nest with each other, greatly reducing the amount of material used and cutting required. It locks together using only friction, making it a kind of puzzle. I used the pure white wood and burned-black surfaces to create interesting forms and patterns.
Ponoko Bowl 3B - My bowl design was laser cut from poplar plywood in New Zealand by Ponoko. Its design is easily modifiable and can vary from circle to triangle; anything with three-fold symmetry. I designed it so that it would allow for layers to nest with each other, greatly reducing the amount of material used and cutting required. It locks together using only friction, making it a kind of puzzle. I used the pure white wood and burned-black surfaces to create interesting forms and patterns.
Ponoko Bowl 3B - My bowl design was laser cut from poplar plywood in New Zealand by Ponoko. Its design is easily modifiable and can vary from circle to triangle; anything with three-fold symmetry. I designed it so that it would allow for layers to nest with each other, greatly reducing the amount of material used and cutting required. It locks together using only friction, making it a kind of puzzle. I used the pure white wood and burned-black surfaces to create interesting forms and patterns.
Initial Idea
Basic Plan - Here I have figured out enough to get started on the 3D model.
Sketch Cross-Section - This sketch helped me to figure out how many layers I wanted to include, based on the thicknesses of the resulting pieces
Generating geometry - Here is the initial surface of the bowl which contacts every layer. I then split it and extruded the resulting contours.
Model Cross-Section
Finished Model
Altered Form - By changing one dimension on the top view sketch, I can make a bowl with a different profile. The design allows for endless customization.
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Ponoko Bowl 3B
Ben Scheele
Design Engineer at Joy Global via Core Consulting Milwaukee, WI