Hey guys here is something I've been working on. Egg crate grilles have been seen on many vehicles through out the ages so if you need to make one here is how to do it. The shape and size is up to you.
Pencil, paper, ruler, marker pen (texta)
Super (CA) glue and thin liquid cement.
Saw and mitre box with grooves in the inside.
You'll also need evergreen 8106 for the grille slats and 157 for the spacer jig. I used 8106 strip because it's the same width as the saw.
The first thing you need to do is figure out the outside dimensions of the grille you want to make as well as how many slats it needs and then draw it on paper. This one has vertical slats 3mm apart and the horizontal slats are 1.5mm apart.
Then cut the strips with about 2cm extra length than the final result requires.
Bundle the strips of the same length together and superglue the ends. Make sure that you glue THE ENDS ONLY.
You should end up with two neat bundles.
Put those aside and start work on the spacer jig. The spacer jig will allow you to cut grooves at an even and consistant spacing.
Cut about 1 inch of the evergreen 157 strip and mark the width of the slat onto it.
Put it in the mitre box and cut it to half way deep.
Lightly glue a piece of the 8106 strip into the slot and turn it over to add another chunk of 157 to the back to be a handle.