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Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Joy of Practical 3d Printing AND Lasercutting!!!

So last night I decided to quickly create a under the shelf hanging spool holder for my prusa's.  I found a "L" bracket on thingiverse, by user Chuanyee223, printed 4 of these out which took about an hour and a half.  While the bracket was 3d printing, did a quick'y design in Adobe Illustrator for the lasercut wooden portion.  Threw on some cool pattern for some "flair" but just scored the pattern, should have engraved it, but then it would have taken longer than just the 10 min it took to cut out 4 of em.   Its jkust a thin piece with a hole for a 3/4in dowel to sit in that will span my entire shelf.  Here is one half of the print all assembled.

I only had some really long screws so i used them and then just hacksawed the ends off to fit nicely and then filed the burs off the edges.  I'm just using a regular dowel.  Unsure if the friction of wood on wood of the bracket,  or friction of wood on plastic of the spools, will be too much for the printers to pull the filament without causing issues. If so I could use some ptfe tubing as liner for the spool holder hole by cutting the tubing down the middle and placing into the hole, or I could just use some paste wax at the very minimum.   Of course I could 3d print a 2 part collar if needed as well. :)  That is the beauty of 3d printing and laser cutting combined, you just make what you need when you need it!




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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Laser Cutting : Materials Settings Journal!!! Glowforge.

Just a quick post.Organizing my glowforge laser cut materials settings in a makee journal so i can keep track of all the various settings.  Later today will make a box to fit all the little material cards, kind of like a recipie box! :)





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Monday, November 6, 2017

3D Printing : I remixed CHEP's Brackets for Harbor Freight Storage Boxes


Hey everyone!  So I watched one of CHEP's (Chuck Hellebuyck) older videos on how he 3D printed some wall brackets to mount and hold Harbor Freight's Portable Storage Case which go for around $5.00. Here is the original thingiverse like to his files... https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2399991
I decide to "lighten" them up a bit and to save on a bit of plastic by adding some holes that would not comprise the structure or holding power of the original mounting brackets as well as preserve the mounting holes of the original.  You can find my files, remixed from Chucks above, or here is the direct link...  https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2628654

Thanks to Chuck for creating these files, and dont forget to subscribe to his You Tube channel, and mine too!!! :)

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