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Folding chair from Leo Salom

@stuartri

Did you already do some test runs or are you still in the creative phase with the design?

I am wanting to make a couple of modifications to the design but should be finished this week and will release the SVG files as well as the GCODE for others to have a look at.

I have not yet done test runs.

Kind Regards Stuart

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I look forward to see what you have come up with :grinning:

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Interesting project! I have seen dangerous designs, when you try to move forward, the chair would collapse, you land on your butt and get a nice hit on the head from the back of the chair :rofl:
The orange Flat-Folding-ChairDesing-TypeE.jpg seems to have nobs and holes to prevent that.

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Gero,
You are 100% correct. The location holes provide the stability that other designs do not. Had been searching for a long time for a couple of suitable designs.

Stuart

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Oh my :heart_eyes: that murphy table is GORGEOUS. Sigh, I’m going to need to learn CAD at some point.

I’d love files for the Murphy table and chairs, that’s just awesome.

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This is not my creation, but I took the sketcup file and turned it into an svg. I loaded it into www.makercam.com and edited the svg. The first file is the svg that you can load into makercam and it will give you the outline of the chair. The second file is the svg with the tabs set, paths set, and all calculated. The third file is the gcode file. I am not sure how well this will work so use at your own risk. The sketchup has the file set up for 15 mm thickness wood which is 0.59 inches or 19/32 inches. I use the default cut settings with 1/4 in bit. Here you go.

Chairmakercam.zip (21.3 KB)
Chairwithcuts.zip (22.0 KB)
Chairgcode.nc (835.1 KB)

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Let’s get this party started. I am currently calculating the table’s dimensions. They give the table width on the site. I took this photo:

and converted it to black and white in photoshop. I cropped the image in paint and uploaded to online.resizer. This is the image outline that I ended up with: Design1

I am loading the image into woodgears big print program here. https://woodgears.ca/bigprint/ This program has a free trial that will print a watermark on the pages. You can also buy the program. It allows you to select two points that are known and it will scale the image so that you can find any size that you need from the image. This can then be obtained to create the cad sketch.

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Here are the dimensions. They are rough dimensions but should be able to give pretty close to what you need. All measurements are in mm.

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I’m talking through my process to teach others how to get from a picture to a rough drawing with just one or two dimensions. Or… I’m looking for someone to teach me a better way to get from a picture to a 3d model.

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@Sharpsburg_Woodworke

Great stuff - can you put it in the Wiki when you have a full process?

Also you can use this process to share files if you wish to.

https://github.com/MaslowCNC/CommunityGarden/wiki/Community-Contributed-Files

I really like what you are doing here.

Thank you

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Here is a basic ouline of the table. I am new to onshape and this type of modeling. I am open to any education or improvements. Message me your email for the table and I will add you as an editor so you can improve on the idea.
https://cad.onshape.com/documents/43417d3df35b11f50715e89e/w/7311e7a48bc91c8c5b830a50/e/33fb3bc6195ba0f3ac371a58

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An alternative way might be to import the photo into fusion 360 and use it as a background to build your model on top of. Have not done this exact thing but I think it’s a possibility.

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For straight lines i would do it line that too, but for things like the animal chairs that is quite difficult to do.

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If you keep the left mouse button pressed while using the line command, you can easily make editable curved lines. That helps quite a bit.

Rasmus

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Great job! Did you end up making any more chairs?

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Are these drawing files still available. When I try to access the links I get a file not available error.

I did a variant here:

http://maslowcommunitygarden.org/Fold-Flat-Chair.html

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Oh wow! I am loving this thread. I am new to the community and new to Maslow. I am so inspired by what you have made.

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