wood models


Design development through model making is one of the fastest ways to find out how good your idea is. If your idea can be cut and folded out of paper than you can hand cut balsa or thin plywood and with a few simple tools get the first testable object in your hands. Each one of the models above took less than two hours to make.  Photograph it against a white wall, force the perspective a little and you have a believable concept. A model also speaks to our childish side which loves the simplicity and clarity of the little object and is therefore really good when you want to talk to someone about the idea.

I begin like most makers with a few sketches and some folded paper models. Then I do some simple 2-D “Vellum v.8” sketches like you see above, create three views and cut them out…

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