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Old 01-26-21, 06:00 PM
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What's the last thing you made?

I know I'm not the only one here to make stuff so, whether you build robots, make furniture or crochet Star Trek suits, show everyone here your latest creation! Plus, I won't be polluting other threads with the 3D stuff I make/print anymore.

P.S. NO, your latest #2 prowess does not qualify as "making stuff".
Old 01-26-21, 06:03 PM
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And without further ado, for my first customer (printed in two halves and glued)!



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Re: What's the last thing you made?

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P.S. NO, your latest #2 prowess does not qualify as "making stuff".
I'm out.
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I just got done making homemade french fries ... no printer required and actually far less than 1/5 the cost.
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I made spring rolls for lunch. For non-food stuff, I made myself a pair of pajama pants a couple months ago. I'm working on a baby blanket for my sister, who is expecting next month. It's a 30 minute project, but I'm stuck in low grade depression limbo and I've only cut and pinned it.
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Old 01-26-21, 07:47 PM
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Iím pretty good at making Shutterfly books. Varies from vacation, wedding, to general friend photo books.

The best wedding book I made was for my sister and her husband. The photographer wanted $2,000 for a photo book (separate from normal wedding photo cost). I said I would design and make it through Shutterfly, since I worked in the print industry for 9 years. So Iím familiar with the process.

Made a 100 page, hardcover 11x17 wedding book for $100. Took about 6 months to design, but it looks fantastic.
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Looks great. The thing that puts me off filament printing is the horizontal print lines. Are the lines from your printer overly visible? I've seen some samples online that look very good, and with primer and painting the lines would probably disappear.
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I built a storage cabinet last spring. And a couple of other things I don't remember. I could contribute more if you permitted scatalogical entries, but you expressly ruled them out.
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^ sorry Norm, no dropping turds allowed!

But didn't you build the outhouse at your cabin?

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Sweet, sweet love...to your mom.





After that I built a floating shelf for my Blu-ray/receiver/Cable box, etc. it turned out ok but I still need to stain it.
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Looks great. The thing that puts me off filament printing is the horizontal print lines. Are the lines from your printer overly visible? I've seen some samples online that look very good, and with primer and painting the lines would probably disappear.
Actually pretty good. Depending on the filament/color and the model, I get some prints that are near darn perfect and you don't see line unless you've got your nose right on it. Some colors/finishes seem to hide lines better than others. But yeah, with filler/primer and paint, you won't see lines at all. The Aerosmith logo I sold as is, the guy will do the finishing himself.
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(I'm not sure if I should ask GoldenCJC how much time he spends in cemeteries)
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I help make my last kid 42 years ago, does that count.
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It was a while back but I made this and technically this is the last thing I made except for meals, dumps, a dining room and a bar.
Its to scale or at least as close as I could ascertain.
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I dunno, a sandwich?
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^ sorry Norm, no dropping turds allowed!

But didn't you build the outhouse at your cabin?
No, there was already an outhouse in existence (and a solidly-built one at that) when my mother bought the place, but it doesn't have a pit. Sound planning, eh? It has never been used, but one of my projects for the coming season is to dig a pit, for the highly unlikely event we ever have a major plumbing problem and need to use it. I did build a very nice changing cabin down at the water for my mother about 3-4 years ago, but she hasn't used it, so that was a colossal waste of time and effort.
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This mandolin wasnít made by my hands alone, and I canít even say 50% was done by me. But I was an apprentice to the maker for this, and was right in there assisting every step of the way. The maker is one of my oldest friends, and he has built several guitars and ukuleles. We both have full time jobs other than this, so it took us a couple of years of meeting whenever we could. Iíd love to have more space and the equipment to do more woodworking, but I donít see that happening without moving to the right place.
Edit: Iím gonna spoilerize the picture since it is so big.
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This mandolin wasnít made by my hands alone, and I canít even say 50% was done by me. But I was an apprentice to the maker for this, and was right in there assisting every step of the way. The maker is one of my oldest friends, and he has built several guitars and ukuleles. We both have full time jobs other than this, so it took us a couple of years of meeting whenever we could. Iíd love to have more space and the equipment to do more woodworking, but I donít see that happening without moving to the right place.
Edit: Iím gonna spoilerize the picture since it is so big.
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That's awesome. I have a few guitars (not expensive ones) and I love the craftmanship that goes into musical instruments. I have an old violin which used to belong to my grandmother (never knew her). Built in Europe in the 19th century but restored by a famous French Canadian luthier here in Quebec who also made excellent violins.
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Look who came to visit!



Around the face (eyes/glasses) is where you see the limitations of FDM printers. This was printed at "high quality" (0.12 layer height) and it struggles with fine detail. That's why those who are into printing detailed figurines for table games mostly use SLA (resin) printers. Of course if I print it at twice the size, it would look better. That said, this is still pretty good for such a small/detailed print. It handled detail on the shoes better than I thought.

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Half a template. I got halfway through making a template for a woodworking idea, then the bandsaw blade broke.
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Does a YouTube video count or are we only considering things of a more corporeal nature?
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Does a YouTube video count or are we only considering things of a more corporeal nature?
Absolutely it counts.

Mrs Danger's art that she makes on her computer is just as real as her art that she makes on paper.
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Coding out a new mapping site. About 75% done.

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