Plexiglass solvent working well

Finally some really good news. The solvent works well and is quite easy to handle. Some small air bubbles caught between the layers, but think that will be better next time. The laser engraving is looking better than what I hoped for. Eager to see how this looks with LED lights.

Testing mylar as new lining material

Dead set on getting a new prototype finished in a month or two. Silicone rubber seems not very likely to work, it sags to much, and not sure if I’m able to get the origami-look with that material. I need something a bit more rigid. Earlier attempts failed because of nice looking but crappy materials. …

Hinges coming to life

Had the time today to put together a simple jig for aligning the hinge pieces when gluing. Only using cracy glue/cyanoacrylate for the moment, will try to get hold of chloroform later. It dissolves the acrylic instead of gluing, so it will both be stronger and look better. And it’s a bit more dangerous to …

Two material tests for a new purse lining

I’ve had a couple of failures when it comes to the purse lining. First I tried sewing, but with a semi rigid material, that didn’t work well. Then I found out the material I was testing didn’t take folding all that well. For a origami look, that’s not good.  Formulor.de is the same type of …

Purse designing: It takes as long as it takes

Nothing much has happened in a while. At least not until the last couple of weeks, but now things are happening. I’ve made the first real prototype, and it has come as far as it ever will. The design has a lot of issues, but has also given me some good answers and new ideas.

Designing purses, part 2

Since last blog post about becomming a purse designer I’ve continued with idea #2. First task was to decide on proportions for the purse and all the different parts. That was last friday. Today I’ve been working on the hinges, connectiong the two parts that form the outer shell. Not sure yet, but I might …

Hobby: Designing womens purses

After years of fumbling with a hobby project of mine, I finally got at it a couple a days ago. I started a little dream, designing womens purses. It’s not important that it is just womens purses, but that particular accessory has a couple of important success criteria. The most important parts of the idea …

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