I think I have a strong enough framework now to move on to the second case and get it caught up.
I added two more plywood pieces to create more of a box structural element.
Both cases are on the same page now so time to worry the doors into place somehow.
How are you cutting out those finely detailed wood pieces, @Buddahaid? They look perfect and—and very sophisticatedly engineered.
I’m using patterns printed from the Fusion 360 model and cut with a band saw while the fill is is all measure as you go and cut. The frame’s only job is to be strong since it gets covered and 1/8" birch plywood seemed the best material for the job since it is rigid and easy to use. It’s inexpensive from Amazon too.
Very cool. So you’re just printing out the 2D DXFs, laying the over the plywood, and tracing with the saw?
Exactly and fortunately the Pixma printer excepts 11 x 17 paper.
Will the outter jewels on the box light up, or just the orb itself?
Did the prop have a “finished” inside, with details? Or was it just a black void? Perhaps lines with velvet or something?
They will light if I can make it happen.
The inside is finished in a gold color with some stripes in that Bajoran orange/brown tone, or something like that.