This Vectric Aspire photo frame project is based upon a Bentwood Rocker design. In the 1830’s, a cabinet maker named Michael Thonet began experimenting with methods to make furniture out of glued and bent wooden slats. This eventually led him to a very successful career as his bentwood furniture designs gained much popularity which remains to this day.
This project does not contain any actual bent wood, but does try to reproduce the essence of the style in miniature form. The photo frame cushion and seat back are “magnetized” to make insertion and/or changing of photos a simple and quick task.
The Vectric Aspire software drawing and modeling tools make creating this type of project rather easy. The project’s toolpathing sequence is carefully thought out and again, the software capabilities excel at making it possible to successfully machine a project such as this.
The finished dimensions are about:
3.5″ W x 7″ D x 6″ H
This free Vectric Project requires Aspire 4.5 or higher.
Designed by Michael Tyler, carvebuddy.com – May 2014
The sample shown was machined with a ShopBot Buddy PRSalpha BT48 CNC