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  • JamesS20 commented on JohanL39's instructable 3D Printed Ratchet Screwdriver4 months ago
    3D Printed Ratchet Screwdriver

    I printed it on a makerfarm pegasus 8". It printed fine. I like the texture of it because you can really get a good grip. If it was really smooth (like most screwdriver handles) the ridges still wouldn't help the grip much, but with the finish of a 3d printed object you can get a pretty good grip on it. I haven't gotten to the point of really putting some "torque" to it, but so far I haven't got the ratcheting to begin. I didn't change my printer settings. I've always just used the settings that makerfarm provided. When I get out to my barn I've got some good sized screws out there that I can put a little stress on it and see if I can get the ratchet to work. My hat's off to the maker of this. I was trying to learn fusion 360 but it just seemed like so much was going on ...

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    I printed it on a makerfarm pegasus 8". It printed fine. I like the texture of it because you can really get a good grip. If it was really smooth (like most screwdriver handles) the ridges still wouldn't help the grip much, but with the finish of a 3d printed object you can get a pretty good grip on it. I haven't gotten to the point of really putting some "torque" to it, but so far I haven't got the ratcheting to begin. I didn't change my printer settings. I've always just used the settings that makerfarm provided. When I get out to my barn I've got some good sized screws out there that I can put a little stress on it and see if I can get the ratchet to work. My hat's off to the maker of this. I was trying to learn fusion 360 but it just seemed like so much was going on I was kind of lost. I switched to 123d design and have designed and printed some say, 2" x 3" box shapes that have openings to mount switches or areas where electrical components will sit to be held in place by the cover of the box. Excellent work on this screwdriver. Thank you very much.

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  • JamesS20 commented on SPECTREcat's instructable Hidden bookcase doors to secret lair1 year ago
    Hidden bookcase doors to secret lair

    Years a go my parents had a cabin somewhat in the middle of nowhere. Some homeless locals or somebody knew my parents only went up there for a week during deer hunting season and a couple times in the summer. When my parents went up there one summer they discovered people had been living there but they didn't see the secret area that was built something like this. My parents really thought it was amazing they didn't discover it.

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