I mentioned in the previous framework construction article about my inability to find a CNC and calling on the Johns Creek Staples Print Department to print full-size cutting templates. The parts I needed this most for were the segments for the circular “girdle” around the base of the Command Module.
After well over a month of delays, I’m finally making progress on the construction of the CM itself. I had been trying to find a makerspace with a CNC machine large enough to take a 4′ x 8′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood. I located one that was relatively close, but
Because of the unusual shape of the Command Module, I needed to start off modeling the structure in 3D before ever cutting a single board. I don’t have a dedicated CAD program, so I’m doing my modeling in Blender. Hey — it’s free and it’s something I already know. This