Re: laser cut kappler



what exactly do you need

our laser cutting capabilities are anything (including steel) up to 36 x 55 inches.

how can we help

Gary Kohler

In a message dated 3/21/2020 12:13:55 PM Eastern Standard Time, luggw1@... writes:

So, my engineering curiosity got the best of me and I started perusing
Google for laser cutting wood.  At first blush, I've found a couple of
companies that might be candidates: Sculpteo
( and Ponoko
( - there are certainly
others.  Ponoko seems to have a wider array of materials and thicknesses
(up to 0.25" in some materials), but their sheet size is too small for
our needs.  Sculpteo, on the other hand, offers a quite adequate sheet
size (32" x 15") but they seem to work exclusively in 0.125" thick
plywood.  Accubeam
( is a third
company that could cut the cabinet as designed, but I fear it would be
extremely expensive, just based on the appearance and quality of their
web site (unless we were ordering a lot of cabinets).

So, the questions are:
1. Is it worth pursuing this further?

2. if the answer to 1 is yes, we would need to build up cabinet
components and drawer parts that are thicker than a plywood sheet out of
multiple pieces.  Does that sound like a viable solution?

3. What are the minimum thicknesses the group thinks we can go for each
of these components to minimize cost, but maintain strength and durability?

Bill Lugg

On 3/17/20 2:37 PM, Climax@... wrote:
> Hummmmmmmmmmm, still trying to figure out that one.  I thought someone was going to do a lazar run kit and sell them.  Dave
> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bill Lugg <luggw1@...>
>> Sent: Mar 17, 2020 1:43 PM
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: [HOn3] Remembering Frank Kappler
>> Remember too, they're worth what you paid for them.  :o)
>> Bill
>> On 3/17/20 11:31 AM, Climax@... wrote:
>>> By george, I think you have it.  When I can I order one and possibly two!
>>> Dave
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Bill Lugg <luggw1@...>
>>>> Sent: Mar 17, 2020 12:05 AM
>>>> To:
>>>> Subject: Re: [HOn3] Remembering Frank Kappler
>>>> OK, I've updated the design incorporating the information provided by Al
>>>> and the great suggestions by Rick, Dave and others.  The slides are now
>>>> part of the drawers and run in grooves in the sides. Clearance is
>>>> provided all around and an alternative treatment is offered to rabbet
>>>> the slides into the sides of the drawers for added strength.  Knobs are
>>>> up to the builder; the one I've specified will work, but I don't really
>>>> like it, it's too big.  Dusty and Rick had some good ideas as alternatives.
>>>> Everything has been updated at
>>>> Let me know if there's anything else you'd like to add or change.
>>>> Bill Lugg

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