Combining Wood & Plastic – Scanner Style



The track and backplate needed to be cut out of acrylic.

This was difficult because the nature of the wood causes it to warp a bit after cutting. I let the wood sit for 3 days, then scanned the piece on front and back to custom fit the opening and the backplate. I had to be sure that the plastic fit snug with the wood but also that the track be a perfect circle for the motor mounted at a central point.

I then traced the scan in illustrator and cut a test out of paper before taking it to AMS to have it cut. This method worked nicely and was way more accurate than measuring any other way.


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