Bootleg footrest

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    Clay
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    I saw this footrest on Amazon and decided I wanted it. Why wait 2 days for shipping and pay $35 when you can make it in under 12 hours for less than half the price? I figured it would make an easy first project that I would have to design in CAD. This project included two-sided machining and CNC joinery both of which I hadn’t tried yet.

    Originally I had planned on copying the offset grip tape, hence the two-sided bit of the project, however, my cutter decided it wanted to go off course about 95% of the way through that cut so I ended up just resurfacing the top to that height and put grip tape across the entire part.

    For some reason the pockets for the legs were undersized a bit so it didn’t snap together right off the machine like I had hoped it would. Still investigating that issue.

    Without further ado, I present the bootleg footrest. You can see it’s full of imperfections from broken tabs in need of sanding, CA glue to hold together one of the legs that I broke accidentally and horribly uneven grip tape. But it’s going under my desk and it was my first project. If I made it again tomorrow it would come out much better.

     

    Glad to have my first real project in the books. Thanks Ryan for this awesome machine.

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    #111494

    Ryan
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    A useful first project. You are entirely too far ahead of the curve.

    #111505

    Jeffeb3
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    Looks nice. You should share th dxfs.

    #111510

    TomW
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    Isn’t it great when you can say….. I’ll just make that. Very powerful and self-fulfilling.

    Nice job!

    Tom

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    #111527

    Clay
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    Here are the DXF files

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