Last honey-do before resuming the fs17

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Last honey-do before resuming the fs17

Post by narfi » Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:52 pm

She wanted a shelf behind the toilet in the freshly remodeled bathroom.
We talked the boss into buying a diy cnc machine with 4ftx4ft bed, but then corona economy hit and we never had time to learn how to do anything with it.
I took it as an opertunity to learn some stuff on my own and save my boss some money.

I have a student version of solidworks and solidworks cam with my eaa membership, but never learned how to use it.

So this was my first real project. I modeled the shelf in solidworks, saved all the peices separately and flattened them out, then nested them in new files on 4x4 areas to match the cutting bed of the cnc machine. Then figured out how to make cut files with the cam side of it.

I was able to make 3 full sets out of 4 squares (2 full sheets of 1/4" cheap crappy home depot plywood)
Hood thing I made extra because I broke a side panel trying to flex the crappy plywood into shape.

But it all fit together like I had pictured in my mind and the wife is happy with the way it turned out.
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Now for the final push on the FS17..... no cruise this year so it has to provide our family outings and entertainment.



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Re: Last honey-do before resuming the fs17

Post by Jeff » Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:18 am

Nice Narfi!!! Jeff

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Re: Last honey-do before resuming the fs17

Post by BB Sig » Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:28 am

Wow! That's pretty cool!

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Post by piperdown » Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:59 am

That is way cool! :D
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Re: Last honey-do before resuming the fs17

Post by narfi » Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:15 am

Thanks, it was a lot of fun and very frustrating at the same time learning how to do it all :)

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Re: Last honey-do before resuming the fs17

Post by BB Sig » Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:26 am

I just got a 3D printer so I feel your pain! :help:

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Re: Last honey-do before resuming the fs17

Post by narfi » Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:50 am

BB Sig wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:26 am
I just got a 3D printer so I feel your pain! :help:
What software you using? Do you have any experience with it or learning from scratch?
What are your dreams goals with it?
What size print area you get? How fine of resolution?

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Re: Last honey-do before resuming the fs17

Post by BB Sig » Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:32 am

Anet A8 Plus 300 x 300 x 350.
Learning from scratch. So far I've been using Cura slicer. It works for stuff that is predesigned from Thingiverse. I was planning to learn sketchup but got an email yesterday saying they are going paid subscription. :( I'll have to do more research now.

People have been printing .1mm layers with them for ultra fine resolution. My first few prints have been decent for a $300 printer. I've got some tinkering to do with settings to get even better.

One of my kids is getting into robotics so I bought it to have an outlet to help/ bond with him. I will also be using it to print RaspberryPi security camera cases. What I am wanting requires custom cases since I want to add a POE hat to the Pi. I also remember someone on here was printing some boat parts with a 3DP so that will be in the mix as well! My 16 x 48 horsebarn that will be converted to a workshop will also be tricked out with some 3D printed parts. It's not time effective to make some of the parts I'm wanting but nothing custom is! :wink:

I have some calibration to do but my garage only has two outlets and the existing sub panel was full.I swapped that out to a bigger one and wired some new outlets. I've got a few honey do's and getting the "new" place ready for hurricane season. Part of that was getting the electrical fixed for a generator. Drilling a 1.375" hole in 8" of solid concrete sucks! I've got to drill another 1" hole but that's not for hurricane season so it can wait! :lol:

The wife and baby are gone next week so I can dedicate time to getting projects done and tinkering with the printer... :D

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Re: Last honey-do before resuming the fs17

Post by narfi » Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:24 am

Thats pretty good size, should be a lot of fun.
I think I read recently that fusion 360 is free for hobbiests, maybe look into that. I know there are other programs for getting solidworks student edition for free as well, but I already have the EAA membership, so no need for me to hunt around as it comes with it.

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