[KwartzLab] 3D printer progress, July 6th (delayed)
katchan at lilbluekat.net
Fri Jul 29 21:47:18 EDT 2011
Beauty - thank you for photos; it helps a lot to see what you're
On 29-Jul-11, at 9:34 PM, Kevin Martin wrote:
> Over the past couple of weeks I have made the main feeder body for
> the new extruder. It was made in two halves, with the cavity for
> the pinch roller and its shaft cut into the surfaces that would
> ultimately be glued together.
> <image005.jpg>I milled the two halves of the cavity back-to-back,
> so they had an oval shape. All the pencil lines are just there to
> provide sanity checking before I let the CNC go wild.
> <image006.jpg>After cleaning up the rough edges, the two halves
> were glued together with regular carpenter's glue. Three
> machinist's clamps were used to hold the pieces while the glue dried.
> <image008.jpg>Once dry, excess glue was scraped and sanded off,
> leaving this.
> <image012.jpg> More milling, drilling, and tapping yielded the
> finished piece.
> After this all the other parts have very simple geometries to make.
> -Kevin Martin
> the Papertrail Handmade Paper & Book Arts
> New Dundee, Ontario
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