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Laser-cut table lamp & Modify with Grasshopper

The model is of the lamp below. This model and videos are generated to get you working with Grasshopper. Grasshopper is an amazing tool for modifying already existing models.  The video is an attempt to show you how it can work for you.    Bob Koll (bobkoll@mcneel.com)

Table Lamp Rhino model:…


Added by Bob Koll on March 24, 2023 at 4:25pm — No Comments

CNC Router Vise by Pete Sorenson

The information is given to you in a series of pdf sheets. 

A great project to make yourself or, better, give to a couple of students to tackle.  …


Added by Bob Koll on November 1, 2022 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Table saw cutoff box (mini) and Finger Joint attachment

Removable zero-clearance blade insert

Adjust sizes to meet…


Added by Bob Koll on February 22, 2023 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Update to Pete's Small Paper Box tutorial


 Updated Paper Box document. Give it a try    

Download, follow along, and see how it works.



Added by Bob Koll on February 3, 2023 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Rhino Head using OpenNest in Grasshopper

Automatic Nesting of the 2d contours created to make the Rhino Head using your laser engraver.   I will do a followup video and Grasshopper definition to create the indexing and labeling of the laser-cut parts soon.  bk

Open Nest plugin for Grasshopper:  Open Nest at…


Added by Bob Koll on October 31, 2022 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Rhino Head (mesh) ready to cut w CNC or Laser + SectionTools introduction

Model:  'Rhino Head' (image) downloaded from the internet.

It will probably be an 'Obj file' to 'import' into Rhino.

Series of 5 videos:   (Videos 4 to 6 minutes each)

Reduce Mesh count: Might not need to do this but…


Added by Bob Koll on December 11, 2022 at 12:35pm — No Comments

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Table of Contents is the item to download.  Keep the pdf so it is accessible.  Click on a link or search the project posts with the 'search box'.

SubD Video Page…


Added by Bob Koll on September 25, 2022 at 8:34am — No Comments

Fonts & TextObjects: Find and Fix. Emphasizing CurveBoolean and Rebuild commands

Models, Notes, and Videos to help with 'problem' fonts:

   A few models and videos to help clean up TextObjects: …


Added by Bob Koll on September 8, 2022 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Deck Design: 1 Deck 2 Stairs 3 Railing. Research, Sketch, Report

PART 1, Deck Design   Research, Sketch, Report:      Output ideas pdf

Model to download for Output ideas project…


Added by Bob Koll on April 29, 2020 at 4:25pm — 1 Comment

"Hammer Time" - Getting Started Rhino 7 for Mac

Hammer Time Tutorial for Mac Rhino

Instructor: Mary Ann Fugier


Exercise 11-10, Level 1 Training Guide…


Added by Mary Fugier on March 18, 2022 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

A Lathe Dog... Modeling and Machining by Pete

This device is a necessary tool for your classroom metal lathe.     by Pete Sorenson

Click this link to:  …


Added by Bob Koll on January 11, 2022 at 5:14pm — No Comments

GearGen for PC and Mac


GearGen download files by Thomas Anagnostou.    'Extract'…


Added by Bob Koll on March 31, 2023 at 12:27pm — No Comments

SubD to actual fabricated kayak by Dave Weidkamp

SubD model that is contoured, remapped, nested, and cut on a laser.    by Dave Weidkamp

The steps in fabrication are shown in the video (below)

Dave is paddling the kayak at the end of the video.…


Added by Bob Koll on September 24, 2021 at 3:18pm — No Comments


I was looking for some things that I could cut on the laser to include in kits sent home with kids during distance learning and found these three puzzles.  They were quick and easy to cut, and gave me some projects to help them build some basic Rhino skills.  The two cube puzzles are similar to the 3D Puzzle exercise in chapter 6 of the Rhino Level 1…


Added by Tim Eggleston on March 18, 2021 at 10:22am — 1 Comment

'Trace' is now 'Vectorize' in Rhino v6 and v7

Vectorize plugin for Rhino 6 or 7 Windows and Mac.

   The developer of the Trace plugin passed away a few months ago.  Dale Fugier, one of our Rhino developers, wrote the Vectorize plugin to replace the Trace plugin.  Thanks Dale.  And also thanks to Gérard Bouteau, the original developer of 'Trace'.…


Added by Bob Koll on March 19, 2021 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Drafting 'one-pagers' for skill building

These single pages are added to 'prime the pump' with basic skills for drafting on paper or with Rhino.

  Books and other affordable drafting resources

Check back for additions to these pages.  Download…


Added by Bob Koll on December 8, 2020 at 10:12am — No Comments

Lego Block Model & Manufacture: Measure, Model, Machine, Mold, Cast


With cnc desktop mills and routers, we have decided it is time to dig up

some old and new projects.

Projects that require precision measuring, precision modeling, & precision machining. …


Added by Bob Koll on April 7, 2023 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Drafting.. A look at a 'basic' worth revisiting

The 'basics' is what the sketching and drafting posts are about.  In today's school environment there are other ways to teach design.  This is an attempt to fill in some blanks for teachers who have spent little time sketching and drawing.  Simply put, it is our attempt to encourage time with a pencil and paper for both teachers and students. 

Build up your library.  There are many $5.00 books 'out there'. …


Added by Bob Koll on November 3, 2020 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Sketching to Scale...Kalama High School, Cory Torppa

  Inspiration from Pete's one-pager:    Scaling Exercise 



Added by Bob Koll on November 3, 2020 at 12:38pm — No Comments


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