Model something that fits inside a 3″x 3″x 3″ cube using at least 5 commands we covered this week and post screenshots on your blog with dimensions. Get creative!
In Japanese homes and at fancier restaurants, one may be give a chopstick rest, a tiny bench for the utensils to rest on as to not touch the table. The table is not burdened with chopstick residue nor are the chopsticks inflicted with any germs from the table. However, what about forks, knives and spoons? Where is their bench? When eating at home, on campus or at restaurants, when the napkin is on my lap, I have the option to place my utensils on the (what could be a filthy) table or I can rest it on a plate which usually ends it me catapulting it onto my clothes or on the floor. To solve this dining dilemma, I set out to design a Silverware Recliner, where these utensils can rest at ease during a meal.
I began with the outline box, 3"x3"x3"setting up the stage, and then added the foundational boxes within the design parameters.
Next, I wanted to round the corners and edges of the "arm rests" of the "recliner." I tested this out with fillet and had some trouble getting the right results. I played with radius until I finally had a decent result with FilletEdge.
The trickiest part was creating an angle on the flat resting surface. I played with Polyline and Split. Polyline somehow created a nice midpoint on the base surface. I then added a rectangle to my outline layer and placed it on the base at the angle at which I wanted to cut - making this my future cut tool. Using the WireCut command, I was able to cut the shape at that angle (after several attempts and adjusting the location of the cut tool) and remove the excess material.