Oyster Cage

in Product Design held by gjb2
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I need some oyster pots. The wire mesh will be 1/2" and the sides and center support will be made out of plywood. The mesh will be plastic coated steel from Riverdale Mills (1/2" center to center). Cage will be a cylinder with a 12" radius and a length of 4 feet. There will be a 3/4" rod passing through the center. Unlike other cages, one end will open for loading and unloading the oysters. See theoysterguy.com faq pdf for an idea of what I am looking for. Also see attached picture. I have come up with one idea for closing the ends, but any other ideas will be appreciated. The parts will be cut out of 1/4" plywood and cut out on a cnc machine (shopbot). Parts will then be coated in epoxy to make them waterproof. I want ease of assembly. Notches to align wire mesh. Longitudal arms should notch into center piece and have tabs to align outer ends. There should be hole in the sides to allow for waterflow and leverage when closing and opening one end.
Simplicity and a good end cap solution.
3d model with only a short section of wire mesh to illustrate notches. Layout for cutting on sheet of plywood.
  1. AutoCAD
  2. any that can be converted to g-code


1st Winner
#1 Oyster Pot Revision 1 by tsalpha
1/4" plywood oyster pot, with slots for .5" X .5" wire mesh. Cover that can be opened with a slight twist.
Jun 26, 2013 17:36
#2 Oyster Pot Revision 1 by tsalpha
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Forgot to attach the PDF file.
Jun 26, 2013 17:38
#3 Oyster Cage Rev 2 by tsalpha
Revised oyster cage solidworks files, and 2d dxf flie.
Jul 2, 2013 2:32
#4 Oyster Pot Revised DXF File by tsalpha
DXF file with 1.125" center hole.
Jul 2, 2013 20:19


Mon, 01 Jul 2013 18:58:29 +0000
Hi colegue,

I can do this job. I am mecanhical engineer and I have a site www.englix.com.br with works of the designer cad.

Send more details.

Ing. Paulo Lixandrao
Mon, 01 Jul 2013 10:43:41 +0000
hi there
i do not understand the drawings
what do those sections represent?
could you give some more explanations?
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 23:25:30 +0000
here is a list with most of the G-Code files extension http://www.bobcaddealer.com/knowledgebase.php?act=art&article_id=349

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