Out Of The Box

As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, I’ve made two models today. A Pawn and the following model:

The story behind this model started few years ago, at my first business trip to United States. My trip lated for a little bit less than two weeks, so I had to find something to do during the weekends. One of the guys I’ve worked with was originally from Israel, and he and his family moved to california when he was 4 years old. When he heard that I’ve got no plans for the weekend, he invited me to a Friday’s dinner at his parents house.

His father, as it seems, is an engineer, and played a lot with laser cuts. After dinner he gave me this metal cube, with something stuck in the middle and asked me: “How did I put it in there?”

After few minutes of struggling with the cube, I’ve decided there is no possible way to get it out. Then he said that I’m right. He hasn’t put this object in the middle, It was always there. It’s a part of the cube before the cut that simply remained in place.

When I left, He gave me this little cube as a gift. And every now and then, When a friend comes, I ask him: “How did I put this thing inside the cube?” and watch them struggle for a while.

Today, After I’ve found out about Shapeways, I decided it shall be my first item. So, I’ve modeled it as a key chain, and I’ve even ordered four of those (from different materials).


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