In prep for my move to California I’m finishing up a few projects that require use of maker space tools to which I won’t have access after I leave Boston. One of those is the VOY medical instrument tray, which requires use of a large acrylic line bender.
Note that there are two sizes of this prop. The long version is seen aboard the Prometheus and in a few other scenes on VOY. I opted to replicate the more common and more wieldy smaller version.
Based on holo imager parts that I have, here is what I’ve come up with for dimensions:
(units in inches)
If you want to make your own, here is the laser cutting profile. You should use 9mm acrylic.
instrument tray laser cut.dxf (35.5 KB)
This is what I’m using for angle bar:
And this mat
(which, incidentally, I believe was used to make ribbing on the riser for the VOY viewers.)
Here are some other reference pics:
Latent Image 14:28
And here is where I am so far.
I’ve bent the acrylic and cut the mat. I just need to cut down the angle stock and figure out how to attach it. The original appears to be using some weird pegs sticking off the side. I’m not sure what they are or why. Perhaps @hms will have some insight.