I saw this footrest on Amazon and decided I wanted it. Why wait 2 days for shipping and pay $35 when you can make it in under 12 hours for less than half the price? I figured it would make an easy first project that I would have to design in CAD. This project included two-sided machining and CNC joinery both of which I hadn’t tried yet.
Originally I had planned on copying the offset grip tape, hence the two-sided bit of the project, however, my cutter decided it wanted to go off course about 95% of the way through that cut so I ended up just resurfacing the top to that height and put grip tape across the entire part.
For some reason the pockets for the legs were undersized a bit so it didn’t snap together right off the machine like I had hoped it would. Still investigating that issue.
Without further ado, I present the bootleg footrest. You can see it’s full of imperfections from broken tabs in need of sanding, CA glue to hold together one of the legs that I broke accidentally and horribly uneven grip tape. But it’s going under my desk and it was my first project. If I made it again tomorrow it would come out much better.
Glad to have my first real project in the books. Thanks Ryan for this awesome machine.