Step 3: Preflight

I fill and assemble it.  Drum roll please...

<p>a great read, intersting idea. i've always wanted to find something to do with the ceramic from shapeways. an oil lamp might be the ticket.. </p><p>a few suggestions! regular oil lamp wicks shoudl be available at your local walmart. the oil lamp stuff in mine is near the picture frames, mirrors, and other house decor. look for incense and the like, that's where they stash it. also, practicaly any store with an auto section (again, walmart) will sell a variety of funnels for pouring oil into cars, which would work perfectly for filling your lamp. many have a diagonal mouth so that you can tilt the funnel and get it into that hard to reach hole!</p><p>i'm not exaclty knowledgeable on the subject, but swaping to a different wick material might let you draw oil from deeper in your lamp, extending your burn time. </p>
That is really nice, well done.<br><br><sub>(It would be really cool if you could add the files for the lamp, so that other folk can add this gorgeous item to their homes.)</sub>
I apologize, I can't put the 3D file online because this is actually my job.&nbsp; Best I can do is that you can get physical models at my <a href="http://www.shapeways.com/model/479726/enneper-oil-lamp.html" rel="nofollow">Shapeways shop</a>.<br>
hogwash, i say. it doesnt have to be the exact file. it could be last years carbage, as well. pple are wanting a file some thing they can down load. say like bowl with 3 legs oil fill zone and a wick zone. that's made to be 1 layer thick. an u put a warning in there that say print an use this at yr own risk.
Ah, I understand.<br><br>Perhaps a future, more basic project could be open-source to give folk a taste of what they can achieve themselves...
Check out Grabcad.com<br>They have a ceramic 3D printing design challenge going on right now. Most, if not all models are open source and come in a variety of formats.
Thanks for the heads up! <br> <br>I did apply and WON the competition with one of my Glazed Ceramics designs called &quot;Sands of Time Vase&quot;: <br>http://grabcad.com/library/sands-of-time-glazed-ceramics <br> <br>You are all free to download it and 3D print it at ponoko.com (for USA) <br>or http://i.materialise.com for Europe (i dont like shapeways quality so i dont recommend them) <br> <br>For my other free Math Art design files checkout: <br>http://grabcad.com/dizingof <br> <br> <br>Cheers <br> <br>
Yeah i just uploaded my &quot;Gyroid Vase for Glazed Ceramics&quot; to Grabcad.com<br>ceramic 3D printing design challenge.<br><br>http://grabcad.com/library/gyroid-vase-glazed-ceramics<br><br>You can all download the STL file and 3D print it at Ponoko.com <br>(I personally dont like shapeways low quality prints but they are a bit cheaper than Ponoko.com)<br><br>
Well i decided to make one and share it as open source file :<br>http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:19947<br><br>Enjoy<br><br>
Dizingof's design is not an accurate copy of this one. It's also illustrated with my photos, used without permission or credit.<br><br>I'd suggest designing your own -- as you see from the last step here, there's lots of room for improvement.
Licence in the info box above: <br> <br>Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa) <br> <br>= permission ?
Yes, as long as you give credit to the source (he did), avoid making a profit from it (check), and allows others to use your version the same way (check).
Mine was not meant to be an accurate copy of yours, i gave it my own style - its a base file for others to view,improve or directly 3D print.<br><br>http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:19947<br><br>Credit was given. with direct link to this page. plus mentioning the author's name. (that's how 'giving credit' is done on the web..)<br><br>Good luck with your shop..<br><br><br>
Oh, that's <em>good</em>!<br><br>(I've even Tweeted it!)
I uploaded version 2 - which has the original looks<br><br>http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:19947<br><br><br>Enjoy.<br><br><br>
I hope so. If people like this one, then I can pursue this direction, which would be fun...everything's better when it's on fire.
<em>&quot;Everything's better when it's on fire.&quot;</em><br><br>You ought to put that on a shirt!
you can use Rhino plugin called &quot;MathPlugin&quot; and it can be downloaded from: <strong>http://www.rhino3.de/_develop/__v3_plugins/math/ </strong><br> <br> and surface mathematical equations are here <strong>http://rhino3.de/_develop/__v3_plugins/math/library.shtml</strong><br> <br> create it in rhino and editing can be done in any 3DCAD software, like adding thickness, fillets etc.,<br> <br> ----<br> Buvanesh
Cool design.<br><br>One thought, if you add oil voids above the flame, and shape the area inside to add an inner lip, if you design it right, if somebody turns it over, more or less all of the oil will end up in the voids rather than in your lap.<br>
An ingenious plan! I think it won't work because a supermajority of the oil is below the holes -- there's not enough volume above them to contain it -- but I'll keep this idea on file in case of future mess. Meanwhile, keeping it lit at all times seems to help.
If you extend the fill holes into a tube and put the other end of the tube in an airspace above the level of the oil (particularly if it's near the center of the device, and/or it crosses over the centerline from where it started) then it won't come out if you tilt it at all, or with a more constrained shape you could at least make it so you have to turn it upside-down in order to make it leak, most people won't do that.
Cool, funky design! I have heard that peanut oil is good for this sort of oil lamp and floating oil candles.
They have tiny funnels for filling Coleman lanterns and what have you, might give you an idea for filling, perhaps even a custom printed funnel to match the lamp. I like the lamp though, nifty is the word that springs to mind.
That's smart about the funnel. Thanks. At Wickstore.com I found them at like .50 a shot if you buy quantity. I agree they could be printed, but I think China is going to win this one on price. <br>
and old one was more easy to fire one from another but I like what you tried!:-)

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