We needed a soap dish.
I came up with a design that focused as much on efficiency-of-manufacture (minimal material wastage) as on elegance-of-function. The result was highly successful - good drainage, plus a form that doesn't slide around the sink.
I found that having a nice, tight tolerance on the slot width made for a better final product. This meant tweaking the design to match the precise thickness of the acrylic I used (which I've found can drift by 5%, or more, from nominal). So I built a 'customisable' generator, published here for others to use...
I used Inkscape to convert the SVG into DXF for laser-cutting.
Assembly tip: The slots are deliberately snug - instead of 'squeezing' them together (which is a good way to break acrylic), carefully line up each slot with its mate (a little wiggling can help centre everything) and then tap the pieces together with a rubber mallet or block of wood. No glue is required, as each slot has a tiny clip that engages at the end of its slide.
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