For my upcycle project, I will make a desk toy out of a spare aluminum block I have. My goal is to make the block into a cube and then bore or turn several concentric circles or smaller sizes. This results in the appearance of small cubes inside the bigger cube. This is conventionally called a Turner Cube. My design will be a 2.5” cube of raw aluminum. This fits the desk toy aesthetic of raw, shiny metal, small, interesting, and figit-able. It provides me a challenge to design and machine, and the result is something I can play with on my desk while having the satisfaction of saying ‘I made that’.
Other images of the desk to Aesthetic are below. They are all metal, shiny, simplistic, and can be played with.