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By Jed Huseby
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What is a prototype?

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Proof of Concept

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Appearance Prototype

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Design Prototype

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About

I set out to create an annotated drawing, that would provide the woodworker with a guide to building a quality piece of furnature for their children or grandchildren, and provide them enough information to make informed decisions about changing and personalizing their process.  The elements of a plan, are not necessarily inflexible.  The question is what is, or is not, and why.  These plans provide information to the end user, suggesting that they might make changes.

I am launching this annotated drawing with a children's play table design.

Play table designs tend to be functional and clunky.  I am a designer, and engineer, and was looking for something with an attractive line, and a little more elegance.  After all, the table was going to be visible, in our home, for years to come.  I did my homework, sat down with my CAD software, and crafted a prototype.

The table has the clean, functional elegance of Scandinavian-style furniture.  It was designed to withstand the weight of children standing or climbing on it, although such use is not recommended.  Finally, it was designed to allow the legs to be removed, so that the legs could be removed for easier storage, and legs of different lengths could be crafted, as the children grew.

The plans provide clear dimensions of the individual parts.  They also provide annotated illustrations for bonding, clamping, and assembly.  A bill of materials is inluded, with suggested sources for hardware.  The format is a large 17 x 22 inches, on paper that is ideal for penciling in notes.  They are a nice addition to any woodworker's toolbox.

Risks and challenges

This is a low risk project. I am experienced in this process. The design has been created, and a prototype has been made. Printing quotes, for various quantities, have been received from the printing house. What remains is finalize the plans, order the prints, and fullfill the rewards.

It is possible that the printer could see delays, but they would be minor. In the event of an exploding number of rewards, other print houses can be added, to meet the need.

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