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Love Bus

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Chicago, USA

General Information

Surf’s up! Made with good vibes by MINIMAL, the team that designed the Carvey machine for Inventables.

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Material Description Price
Baltic Birch Plywood

Baltic Birch Plywood (×2)

18" × 24" × 1/4" Baltic Birch Plywood


Black Acrylic Sheet

Black Acrylic Sheet

Dimensions: 8 in × 12 in, Thickness: 1/4 in


Clear Acrylic Sheet

Clear Acrylic Sheet

Dimensions: 8 in × 12 in, Type: Cast, Thickness: 1/4 in, Backing: Paper

White Acrylic Sheet

White Acrylic Sheet

Dimensions: 12 in × 12 in, Thickness: 1/4 in

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cut from 1/4" wood of your choice


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cut from 1/4" wood of your choice


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cut from 1/4" white cast acrylic


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cut from 1/4" clear cast acrylic


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cut from 1/4" black cast acrylic


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Purchase Axles and Axle Caps

1 minute

Purchase Axles and Axle Caps from McMaster-Carr

Part# 2025K1
1/4" Dia. 3" overall length Stainless Steel Axle Shafts

Part# 94802A120
1-pack of 10
Push Nut Cap for Unthreaded 1/4" axle shafts.


Cut Path Setup

30 minutes

Setup proper material and bit for each cut.

Cut Files:
Wood01 – .25" Birch Ply , 1/16 2FL FishTail
Wood02 – .25" Birch Ply , 1/16 2FL FishTail
White – .25" Opaque White Acrylic , 1/16 2FL FishTail
Black – .25" Opaque Black Acrylic , 1/16 2FL FishTail
Clear – .25" Clear Acrylic , 1/16 2FL FishTail


Cut Out All Parts

240 minutes

Switch out material and setup cut files for the all six cuts.
(see step 2)


Finish All Parts

120 minutes

Sand, polish, and finish all parts to desired level.


Glue Up Wheels

20 minutes

Apply a thin layer of JB Weld, Super Glue, or a strong adhesive of your choice between each wheel and tire. Clamp work together and let glue set.


Assemble Bus Chassis

5 minutes

Starting with the back axel, press fit axel cap to one end of the axel. Add a wheel and place on to chassis center board. Add second wheel and cap off with a second axel cap. Repeat steps for the front axel.


Assemble Bus Layers

2 minutes

Add each layer of the bus in order to create a gradual profile curve.


Add Surfboard

1 minute

Press layers together and insert surfboard to lock layers together.

Eduardo Saez
Looks awesome!
Eduardo Saez
Paul Munger
Hey there. All your files are locked somehow. Ive tried running them through illustrator cs6 multiple ways, as well Every link to files except the first one are either just pictures in another browser window or not shared publicly???.
Paul Munger
@paulmunger Thanks for pointing that out! We fixed the sharing settings and files are now unlocked. If you want to download the SVG files you can right click on the link and choose “download file”, then they should open in illustrator. Thanks! MNML