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This unbalanced vase (weight inserted in the base) is a 3d print of a freeform drawing. The 3d printing and design files are available at: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:24280
I drew a 100mm by 125mm box on a sheet of paper (within the buildable limits of my MakerBot Replicator) and drew a vase. I marked dots at ...
In Autodesk 123d I created a "box," 100mm by 125mm by 36mm high. Then I used the "spline" tool to input my points on the upper curve.
Using the "extrude" tool, I selected the upper left area and "cut" (-36mm) from the box.
Using the "spline" tool and my coordinates, I drew the bottom curve and "extrude, cut" the lower part of the box. What you see in the image is ...
I changed the view (tool in upper right corner) so that I could see the bottom of the vase. Then I selected the "circle" tool and made a ...
Using the "fillet" tool, I selected sharp edges to be rounded.
I sent the file to the printer. This photo shows the inside of the vase and the "match" to the original drawing.
This is the finished vase--but it won't stand on its on--top heavy to the right.
Insert quarters in the base.
Now it will stand!
Add a few flowers and you're done.
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