CardBoard Container Scratch Build: Chipboard 500ml water bottle Industrial Design process

CardBoard Container Scratch Build: Chipboard 500ml water bottle Industrial Design process


this video is sponsored by crescent
cardboard crescent manufacturing materials for creatives for five
generations in the Chicagoland area since 1902 after the first cardboard
video in the series Crescent reached out sent me a bunch of stuff in the mail
Here I am unboxing all the stuff that they sent me all the mat boards sketch
pads artist paper and then this big monstrosity 24 by 36 sheets of matte
board and chipboard so let’s make something my name is Eric Strebel I’m an
industrial designer welcome to my channel about product design and making
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alright for the sake of argument let’s say that you need to build this 500
milliliter container you just starting out your student perhaps you have no CAD
skills you haven’t been taught that in school you can’t render this thing you
have to do everything by hand and on top of that the shop is closed because you
had too much other work to do or you ended up going to the bar who knows what
you got to build this thing in your dorm room so what are you gonna do what are
your options cardboard is a fantastic option for this
and one of the reasons that I like cardboard is that it approximates the
thickness of metal in this case sheet metal so we’re gonna be using some
cardboard around a millimeter thick which is pretty close to what you would
use for a drawn stainless steel container like this once
I’m done with my visualization sketch I’m gonna lay down a orthographic view
which is what I’m doing right here perfect side view shows me the height
and the width allows me to calculate the volume of the object in essence it
becomes my blueprint of the actual object that we’re going to build
I’m gonna use a piece of this crescent chipboard that they sent me
it’s about 1.1 millimeters thick and we’re gonna use that for the inside
rib pieces I’m going to cut off a 20 centimeter long strip here so it’s a
little bit easier to use at my work surface then I’m gonna cut that into a
little chunk just so it’s a little bit more manageable and we’re gonna use this
circle cutter to start cutting out some basic ribs we’re gonna make three of
these ribs and I’m going to basically cut out some rings and the way to do
that is to cut out first the outside circle then move the drawbar what you
see me doing here getting that to the right spot locking
it back down and this allows me to keep the center point in the same spot for
both rotations of the cut and it allows me to basically get a ring the cardboard
is pretty thick it’s certainly a lot thicker than what this circle cutter was
intended for and they need to come back here with my exacto knife and trim it
out but it’s pretty simple you basically have a groove to follow and doesn’t take
a lot of effort we’re gonna use the prepackaged Crescent sheets that come
three in a pack they’re a little bit thinner and this material is what we’re
gonna wrap around the Rings so I lay down the ring and I measure out a spot
on the ring and then roll that out and that gives me the dimension of the part
that’s gonna wrap around the outside I use a little plastic squeegee here to
pre roll the parts and I glue the Rings in place first I add a little bit of
painters tape on the edge and then I’m gonna come in here with my luer lock
squeeze bottle blunt nose needle here you can find the link below I saw those
on eBay and they’re perfect for applying the glue in exactly the place that you
want I laid on my white glue and then I roll everything together things are a
little bit tricky here the glue is sticky and it prevents the cardboard
from adhering right away or sliding like it would without the glue so you’ll need
to do a little bit work on something like that then I go in
add a little bit more glue to make sure everything is nice and bonded well I use
some clothespins and a rubber band in the middle to hold everything in place
and that should give you a really nice base for your container let’s move on to
starting to build the lid I’m going to take two bigger circles and eliminate
them together it’ll become apparent why I do this a little bit later on in the
video so I have one ring and one solid which is going to become the top I’m
cutting a 16 millimeter strip here and this is going to form the basis of the
top container I glue on a little tab there on the end and I come back here
with some white glue along the edge of this outer ring and then I’m gonna glue
that together use some tape get a nice butt joint and now we’re gonna add in
the lid again the luer lock bottle super handy for this stuff this is the two
layer double lid let’s let that lid dry and we’ll add in the the throat or the
neck and I just cut a strip put a little bit of blue painters tape on it and
we’re gonna create up a straight butt joint there’s no overlap here so while
that throat section dries let’s turn our attention to the bottom of the bottle
this is probably the trickiest part of the whole build we have a pretty soft
radius at the bottom of the container and so every five millimeters on this
strip I cut out a series of notches all the way around and create this ring with
a flange on the inside of it I’m gonna glue this flange in to the bottom of my
tube and we’re gonna let that set and I’ll show you how we’re gonna create a
radius with that sort of like paper Globes are made if you’ve ever seen the
way those are made to glue the throat in I’m just gonna fill it in some glue all
the way around the container and let that dry get that to the right size
we’re gonna add some standoffs to the inside of the lid and that’s going to
give us a little bit of an offset between the lid and the main body and
those are just scrap circles from when we cut everything out before
I’m gonna show you three different ways to make radiuses this is the first one I
bend over all of those little tabs I’m gonna drop in a little floor here and
we’ll take a little piece of PVC we’re going to push that floor out against
those tabs and put some weight on it so that we can let that dry and that’s
going to give us a super nice radius always wear the appropriate safety gear
like this integrated dust mask with eye protection they’re built in a previous
video I’ve made a simple little jig so that I can rotate the lid and add a
bevel to it and that’s why we use two pieces of cardboard when we built the
top of the lid because I knew I was gonna add a bevel to that so I’m gonna
come back here with some sandpaper I’m gonna start with probably about a 180 or
a 220 grit move my way up to 320 to soften that radius it’ll give me a nice
little oh I would say about three millimeter radius all the way around the
top of that lid so not as soft as the one at the bottom and then I’m gonna
finish that off probably with about a 400 or 600 grit sandpaper Orly 600 and
that’s gonna give me a similar finish to the chipboard itself the last way to
create a radius is by simply sending one of the edges and probably using about a
320 grit here maybe 400 is what I’m going to end up with and I just sand all
the way around the container and get a nice little radius on there that’s going
to be the tightest radius of all three of them lastly we’ll come in with one
more piece of thin chipboard at the bottom that’ll make it flush with the
folded over tabs and that’s the finished container I’d say it probably took me
four to six hours to make this thing so probably similar and definitely less
than it would take you to print it out on 3d printer including the CAD time so
pretty reasonable for a student so now let’s check what we built I’m
filling up the container with some place and and I put about 500 milliliters of
sand into a measuring cup and we’re going to pour it in here now there is a
little bit of the volume of this container that’s hidden behind the
throat or the neck area it comes down a little bit farther than where the bottle
turns in so not all the volume is filled up and it fills up to the top it’s a
little higher than I would want but it’s still the 500 milliliters pretty darn
close so this is a way to check in case you guessed and you didn’t do your math
and if you are a designer design student you think you don’t use math every day
you’re wrong man I use a lot of math particularly for figuring out materials
and volumes things like that hope you enjoyed this industrial design mock-up
build using crescent cardboards chipboard to build a 500 milliliter
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24 thoughts on “CardBoard Container Scratch Build: Chipboard 500ml water bottle Industrial Design process

  1. That was awesome, I've been struggling with chipboard for the last week or so, so this is a godsend. Also great job with the sponsor, I've been looking to find bulk chipboard for the laser cutter, and it turns out they're somewhat local to me! Win-Win!

  2. I love the simplicity and effectiveness of how you build staff…really impressive….thanks a lot for your insights and ideas…they add a lot to me sir….I'm saying hi from EGYPT 🙂

  3. I have seen people do cardboard, but never this well before! But then I don't expect anything less from Mr. Strebel!

  4. A great material for this kind of work is corrugated cardboard with a crepe paper layer on one side. It allow for all kinds of radii while keeping its sturdiness. Also really satisfying to bend.

  5. Just stumbled along your channel, and for whatever reason, I absorb the knowledge better. The speed of the video and your voice at a "normal" rate, really works. It is very calming too. I play around with sculpting, painting, and many other projects. Since you asked for suggestions, a curved funnel, or arched, and now im not sure what to call it, but like a wine decanter.
    Anyway im a fan and will end up binge watching all your vid's cause im a freak like that.
    Be well, Be Real, an Be YOU!!

  6. Hello Mr. Strebel!
    Your videos are absolutely awesome. Is there anything you can't do?
    Amazing… but I have a challenge for you…
    I noticed you made an integrated safety glasses and respirator…
    I have a bit of a personal issue… I am a stage 4 throat cancer survivor.
    The doctors gave me 6 months before I clock out permanently.
    That was 2016! Ha! 🙂 Very happy indeed.
    However they had to perform a "Total Laryngectomy."
    In other words, I am one of those folks walking around with a hole in their neck looking like a human Pez Dispenser.
    I breath through my neck, not my mouth or nose.
    I have yet to find any respirator that addresses this and I VERY BADLY want to get back into hobby crafting…
    Would you dear sir, be willing to address this challenge with me?
    If you send me a Private Message, I will give you my email address, pictures, and I'll even ship the medical parts that have to be incorporated into the final product.
    Basically, in the end, I'm begging and whining for help sir, and by God I sure would appreciate it!
    Thank you for at least considering it sir.
    God bless buddy. 🙂

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