SketchUp Logo in real life

Hello!

Last week we had a seminar about the use of SketchUp and other software in special interests education, but (besides the banner) I didn’t have any objects related to SketchUp in our office, so I thought to make one myself.

Hadn’t done any woodworking projects in a very long time, but it all ended with a fun weekend project, where I finally got a chance to make something practical.

The first idea was to make a 40x40x40 plywood cube, but I ended up going to the supply store and choosing 3mm thick laminated chip-wood sheets instead. They seemed thick enough and were in just the right size.

After buying the tools and materials I remade the SketchUp model, adjusting all the dimensions for the 3mm thickness.

Laid out all the pieces flat and brought them in LayOut to add dimensions and make a printout.

Cat for scale

Quick sanding to round the corners and to remove all excess parts.

First I tried spray painting, but ended up just putting the final layer of paint with a foam roller. The offset lines were not sharp enough in the end, so It needed a bit of extra work with a fine brush after that.

All done!

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It confirms the theory about cats: make something that creates a boundary in space, and the cat is sure to go and occupy it (like in the “cat circle” Internet meme.

Anssi

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Very nice!

Be sure not to leave it near the lunch counter…

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Is that Schrödinger’s cat? :slight_smile:

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It is and it isn’t of course…

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I was also thinking of making the SketchUp cube as a speaker box. Do you think these two sub-woofers will do?

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