Final Project-Fire Place Tool Rack / CNC Machine

Concept: A stylized tree like form/no glue / repetition of 2 forms only
The offset of the base cruciform shape and the brackets for the tool holder would create more stability
Concern for the connections to hold weight of tools. Displacement/Distribution

1/2 Scale Model

1/4″ foamcore model material. Produce a 1/2 scale model to explore design, proportions, and joints
Traced first cutout to duplicate
Center slot at mid point
mockup for slip joint
Creating bracket branches. Same mockup operation as tree trunk base to duplicate 1 shape.
mockup of bracket branches on base trunk

By changing the angle of the slot in the bracket branch the branches become more animated even though they are all identical.
The offset of each bracket branch slot need to be towards outside of base trunk. This allows each bracket branch to be clear of adjacent branch bracket.
Finish the model and add tree twigs for tool hangers

VectorWorks CAD

Full Scale Prototype


Cutting on Cam

Fireplace Tool Rack

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