Simplicity One Chair Legs – too Whimpy

by carbonboy on October 1, 2017

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Ha – the two wood-gods that monitor here will chuckle (or cringe) when they see this photo. Modeling in Autodesk Inventor has its limits – a real prototype has its merits. I discarded the idea of carbon fiber legs in the prototype Simplicity One Chair, as they were too costly and too light. But one-inch […]


Simplicity One Chair Prototype

by carbonboy on August 31, 2017

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We are using Oak for the Prototype Legs – with White Ash, Cherry, Walnut and Mahogany Options Later Since my client, Mooney International, shut down its California site, we are back to building the prototype carbon fiber chair, now called Simplicity One. We discovered “too light” is not good for a chair, so are now […]


Poor Man’s Tooling

by carbonboy on July 22, 2016

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If you are going to process a carbon fiber part, the optimum approach is to have a mold machined from a very expensive Invar, a metal alloy that has a similar coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of carbon fiber – that is to say that they expand at the same rate when heated. Steel is […]


Enter the X-Carve

by carbonboy on July 17, 2016

The X-Carve Assembled and Working after a Two-Week Learning Curve A few months ago we purchased a 2D CNC Die Cutter called the Silver Bullet. Our intended use was to cut out the precise shapes of the wood veneers that are inlaid into the carbon fiber laminate of our furniture. The Silver Bullet is about […]