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Nice result, love these types of scrap stools. It would be awesome to see if you could get the resin to bleed a bit more into the paper to create some sort of gradient.
Did you make the template? Any tips on which software you used to create the patterns?
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Working on a video, it should be up sometime next week.
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All of the files are here on the Instructables so that you can make your own for free!
Nice! What kind of stuff are you making?
I will have to try this out! The MDF printing plates don't hold up very well after repeated use.
I'm working on it!
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I tried that in the last version of this project. The resolution isn't great when printing on a Makerbot or similar FDM printer. It is a matter of cost really; SLA would probably give you the resolution but at a higher price. Best bet for the highest quality would be to have polymer plates made.
Good to know!
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Those are handle spacers made out of acrylic. you could make them from mdf if you want to. They are in the Hand&Ink_Press.AI file under the label 'handle spacers'. As long as the material you use is 1/4 inch thick they should work as spacers.
No worries, I haven't built one in awhile either. The platen is made with the laser cutter and mdf. The impression plate can be made with a laser cutter and acrylic or you can order polymer plates from a company that makes them (I know of boxcar press). I guess the max size would be 2.5 is 4 inches for the impression plate; I just made the impression plate and paper business card sized.
Those are the cap nuts you can get from McMaster. You only need 2 (4 was a typo) to hold the handle assembly together.
I uploaded the .eps file for Ponoko
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