After Im done with my 3D design I take my cad model and break it apart into flat 2D profiles for export to Illustrator. I then lay them out in Illustrator as they will be printed then export as PDF. I have them printed full size on large format paper. After that I roughly cut out each printed part and apply them to my MDF lumber sheet stock with 3M spray adhesive. The process is time consuming but it gives me a visual cutline and guide for assembly. I rough cut the MDF board with a jig saw and bandsaw leaving a few mm out from my final cut lines. I then use my router and various guides to achieve my final cuts. Its a bit crazy but when you dont have a cnc router or existing physical pattern templates its the only way to get clean square cuts. Using sandpaper and other means will yield wonky edges and round overs. Also it takes forever. I do have a spindle sander and disc sander for the radiuses and bits that arent possible with the router. The router and jigs actually go pretty smoothly once things are setup and underway. Also for the left and right sides you only need to prepare one panel by hand since you can use that first panel as a router template guide to cut the second panel.
#mgs003#mgs004 and #mgs004 all went thorugh this process for their mdf parts.
POSTCARDS from Milan. URBAN-EXPLORER-MILAN IN-side Villa Necchi Campiglio, designed in the early 1930s by the architect Piero Portaluppi at the behest of sisters Nedda and Gigina Necchi and Gigina’s husband Angelo Campiglio, who embodied the cultured Lombard upper-middle class and were very much in synch with their time. The building, nestling in an enchanted garden complete with tennis court and swimming pool (amongst the earliest such facilities in a domestic context in Milan), is characterised by generously proportioned, linear volumes; while the first floor served as a prestigious reception area, with the magnificent veranda overlooking the greenery, the upper floor played host to the bedrooms. These spaces were conceived for people who were hard-working but also capable of savouring their free time in the company of guests and friends, even in ways that were rather unconventional for that period – this explains the presence of the screening room and the gymnasium. Here, innovation was translated into both comfort and efficiency, as evinced by the lifts, dumbwaiters, internal intercoms, reinforced sliding doors and walled cellars. All of these luxurious, modern features made the villa one of the iconic residences of the period. The villa is today open to all, thus respecting the wishes of the Necchi sisters, who in 2001 entrusted the residence to FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano). It was also the perfect location for the masterpiece "I Am Love", directed by Luca Guadagnino.