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.Read more "Plexiglass solvent working well"
Drilling holes for the metal rod part of the hinges, when this happened. Next time I’ll use the dissolvent.Read more "Nooooo, crazyglue won’t work"
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. […]Read more "Testing mylar as new lining material"
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 […]Read more "Hinges coming to life"
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 […]Read more "Two material tests for a new purse lining"
I’ve used different, local Norwegian companies to create my parts before. Laser cutting acrylic and stainless steel, acrylic sheet bending and water jet aluminum cutting. So why is RazorLAB such a big step forward?Read more "Creating with RazorLAB: From idea to laser-cut parts"
Got the parts shipped from RazorLAB the other day! A little bump in the road was that some of the parts were too big, but a good thing it wasn’t my fault. RazorLAB used a couple of hours the next day to make new parts and ship them imideately.Read more "Parts for handles and hinges looking good"
So, what’s the status? Most important: Almost all parts will now be made out of acrylic.Read more "Second major redesign, purse #2"
Found them together with the acrylic ones from previous post. Inspired by bees/wasps eyes and armor. Made two pairs. Was used as accessories at a fashion show.Read more "Glasses made of metal"
Remembered I got these in a box in the attic. I made them at the end of the 90’s. Looked good at a fashion show, but nothing to actually wear in real life.Read more "Glasses made of acrylic"
Just got new acrylic parts delivered from Plastkomponenter, but they are unusable. Top and bottom are not parallel, and the handles will not join nicely. Crrrrap :/Read more "New acrylic parts arrived, but unusable"
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.Read more "Purse designing: It takes as long as it takes"
Nothing much to say. Really cool belts made from recycled bike tubes. I got one my self, and really happy with the design. Edit: Seems their belts and accessories are out of production. But, if you got a belt buckle your self, maybe it’s time to cut some bike tires?Read more "Replace that spare tire fat around your waist with a bike tube?"
The acrylic parts for the first prototype has arrived. Looks really good. The bend angles are correct and the bends doesn’t have cracks from bend tension. Aluminum parts are expected next friday.Read more "Designing purses: First parts arrived"
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 […]Read more "Designing purses, part 2"
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 […]Read more "Hobby: Designing womens purses"