The Mail Snail is a small desktop mail organizer made of bamboo, available as a direct kit with some simple assembly required. Suitable for standard-sized envelopes, there are two slots for sorting mail.
For customizing the material, the plans are available for purchase: http://www.ponoko.com/design-your-own/products/mailsnail-plans--9373
1. Pop out the three uprights and the base from the cut sheet.
2. Peel off the protective paper from both sides of the pieces.
3. Simply insert the square tabs of the three uprights into the base, orienting the pieces so the silhouette forms a spiral from the side.
Depending on the tolerances of the material, glue may not be necessary, but is strongly recommended. Apply small amounts of ordinary white glue or wood glue to the sides of the tabs before inserting the tabs into the base. Let the glue set overnight for maximum strength.
The final product is roughly 7 inches long, 3 inches wide, and 3 inches tall.
Adhesive cork or felt circles from a local hardware store are helpful for anti-skid.
Material options and prices (All prices are in US$ and exclude shipping costs):This item is available in the following options:
Made from natural bamboo, 6.7mm thick. Ships direct from Ponoko.
|$19.95||Buy this option|