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need help with squirrel sliceform [Resolved]

MeowMeow Member Posts: 584
edited February 26 in Resolved Issues
I have been working on making a squirrel sliceform for about a week.  I have done all I can do.  It is close to working, but it is not exactly right.  Can someone look at it and see what corrections can be made?  Some of the pieces are not perfect because I have had to hack off and add to here and there.  I think the little tabs I have attached to the cross pieces are too small.  
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  • Di-liteDi-lite Member Posts: 3,361
    I wish I could help but slice forms befuddle me.  I'm sure Crazy Mr Zing will be able to assist tho.  I think what you are doing is great.
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  • Crazy_Mr_ZingCrazy_Mr_Zing Member Posts: 3,265
    edited February 22
    Hows this  I've Orientated the shapes in a sort of exploded form as a guide which goes where



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  • CharoCharo Member Posts: 678
    @Meow your squirrel slice form is wonderful.  I struggle with the shapes, not to mention slices.  Did the sketchup program help you with the body shape or is that just how your mind saw it?  Mine end up with lumpy blocks.
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  • MeowMeow Member Posts: 584
    edited February 22
    @Crazy_Mr_Zing thank you so much.  I will try to cut it out tonight and put it together and report back tomorrow.  I am going to compare the file you attached to the one  I attached and see what changes you made so that hopefully I can learn what I did wrong.    @Charo I did not use Sketchup for this one.  It is just how my mind saw it. I found a squirrel JPG online and traced it into MTC.  Then I node edited and moved the tail a little so that the squirrel would have more of a back on which to put slots. Then I from that main piece I made the other pieces.  Also, I found one online --not the template but a picture of an actual squirrel sliceform put together.  I attached the picture I found googling.  I have seriously been praying that God would help me understand sliceforms.  I want to so badly.  I  teach math and physics so I am used to trying to visualize.  The problem I was having with this squirrel was mostly the  tabs and the slots into which they should go.  Also, I had reversed the direction of some of my slots incorrectly.   I was at my wits end.  Coming here has helped so much and @Crazy_Mr_Zing putting up with all my questions.  @Di-lite thank you.  I am driving my self batty in the process. :smile:
  • CharoCharo Member Posts: 678
    @Meow well at least you have a good math background.  I don't so much.  It just frustrates me to no end that I can see how to put slice forms together if someone else made them.  I can even figure out the shapes, although mine are pretty lumpy, but I can never EVER get the slices going the right direction the first several times.  I think I should be able to draw it out on paper but I can't...  @Crazy Mr. Zing is AWESOME alright.
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  • MeowMeow Member Posts: 584
    @Crazy_Mr_Zing the sliceform is working well, except that I can't get the outer pieces to attach to the little tabs.  It is not a flaw in the design but in my ability to maneuver it :(    When I get one tab in the little slot it comes out before I can get the others in.  I think I need to cut it out of sturdier cardstock.  
  • MeowMeow Member Posts: 584
    @Charo I have trouble seeing how to put any sliceform more than 9 pieces together without instructions.  I wish I was better at that.
  • Crazy_Mr_ZingCrazy_Mr_Zing Member Posts: 3,265
    I've only built a few with those keyhole type attachments I don't think I seen a actually design to know the correct size
    maybe they need to be a little larger and sturdier or the gap in the tab a closer match to card thickness so it catches on the card
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  • MeowMeow Member Posts: 584
    @Crazy_Mr_Zing I think I am going to try adding a little to the top of the tabs, but it also occurred to me to put those pieces on first and then try to maneuver the other ones one.  Thank you so much for the help you give on these sliceforms.
  • CharoCharo Member Posts: 678
    @Meow I cut your cute little squirrel yesterday and also had difficulty with the last piece.  And I enlarged your file 50% too.  Finally I lined up the little piece with the center tab, got it in and much to my surprise one of the sides fell into place.  Then I was able to tweezer in the last one.  But I don't think it would have been possible if I hadn't enlarged the pieces first.
    I never understood those little keyhole things but now I see they help in locking the piece in place.

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  • MeowMeow Member Posts: 584
    @Charo ; I am happy to hear that it is possible.  I am going to try to add a little to the top of the tabs so that they will be more secure when placed in the slot.  Then I am going to put them on first and see if I can maneuver the other pieces in place.
  • MeowMeow Member Posts: 584
    @Charo ; when you enlarged the file by 50%, did you have to redo the width of the slots?
  • Crazy_Mr_ZingCrazy_Mr_Zing Member Posts: 3,265
    Meow said:
    @Crazy_Mr_Zing I think I am going to try adding a little to the top of the tabs, but it also occurred to me to put those pieces on first and then try to maneuver the other ones one.  Thank you so much for the help you give on these sliceforms.
    I've never put much thought in to which what the keys are, maybe the would work better the other way up??
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  • CharoCharo Member Posts: 678
    @Meow I did not have to change the slot width after enlarging.  A nice surprise.  
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  • MeowMeow Member Posts: 584
    @Charo thanks.  After 6 tries I finally got mine put together. :smile:
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