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Light switch covers

PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:31 pm
by stanv77
These are a few switch covers that I have made from corian. I am having fun working with my cnc

Re: Light switch covers

PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:28 pm
by Xxray
Sweet, can you share the basic switch file ?

Re: Light switch covers

PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:26 am
by stanv77
Here are a few of the switch blanks. good luck

Re: Light switch covers

PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:34 am
by Xxray
Thanx Stan your the man !

I'm assuming yours aren't 1.5" wide and .75" thick like in the file ?

Re: Light switch covers

PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:36 am
by JLV
They look really great. Thank you for sharing!

Re: Light switch covers

PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:18 pm
by dah79
These look great!
Any chance someone can save these as a .crv file, so that us lowly VCarve users could use them? Please..

Re: Light switch covers

PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:23 pm
by FixitMike
dah79 wrote:These look great!
Any chance someone can save these as a .crv file, so that us lowly VCarve users could use them? Please..

You can download the free trial copy of Aspire, open the file in it, and then Save As a VCarve file.

Re: Light switch covers

PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:25 pm
by dah79
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You can download the free trial copy of Aspire, open the file in it, and then Save As a VCarve file.[/quote]

Thanks, I forgot that you could do this.

Re: Light switch covers

PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:41 pm
by mikeacg
Thanks for the files Stan! Love what you are doing with them. I am in the middle of a church building project and will make good use of them!

Mike :)

Re: Light switch covers

PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:49 pm
by stanv77
Xxray,

Sorry no they are not made from .75 material. I start with .5 corain

Re: Light switch covers

PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:40 pm
by martin54
Oh these look interesting, might have to draw some up for myself for UK plug sizes as I would think yours are different :lol: :lol:

Thanks for posting the pictures Stan

Re: Light switch covers

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:47 am
by jarm2
Those really look good. I have made plates from many different materials, but haven't tried corian yet. I will have to try some. They do need a bit of a recess on the back side to allow the cover plate to fit tight to the wall. Easy to set up a pocket toolpath and cut about .1" deep on the back side.

Re: Light switch covers

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:02 am
by COWBOY1296
thanks this is something that i have needed to do for a long time.

Re: Light switch covers

PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:06 am
by Xxray
Made a few out of wood for sizing, mine are about 3x5", holes and switch cutout were fine as is.
Made it a slight 3D shape, we have zebra, bocote and walnut here, the walnut I added a bark texture and took about 1 hr using a 1/32 tbn, smooth ones half of that.
They are about .27 thick, work fine as is on a wall without a recess in the back.

May or may not do corian with 3D models, from an economic standpoint I think the most people are likely to pay is $10 for something really nice, which to me would not justify the time & effort, but of course they can be fun to make and something to add to the resume and for special gifts.

Re: Light switch covers

PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:50 am
by JoeinWestMich
Thanks so much for posting the files.
Joe