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"Measure six times, cut once" indeed -- great job planning and designing everything!
Great job with the glow-in-the-dark touch! Plus the teeth-like border is a great touch.
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Nice job! What program did you use to generate your model and explode for laser cutting?
Nice job. I like the idea of your holder layers rather than using glue between the layers or fasteners.
Props to you for building your own CNC router and for creating the Star Wars themed project. :) I've been wanting to create something similar, so thanks for sharing!
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Awesome job! Looking forward to an aluminum version when you get the time/materials. :)
Awesome job! Didn't know micarta existed, so thank you for sharing. The crayon and torching was a great touch.
I'm glad you enjoyed this project. :)I'd love to make such a clock, and it's definitely in my sketchbooks for later. Until then, there's a few commercial options like this, if you're interested -- try this link for a mechanical clock kit, or this link for more inspiration.
Nice job -- I'm glad you enjoyed the project! The simple frame design definitely leaves room for improvement due to the wiggling, as you mentioned. They do work fine after some breaking in. In gear train 0 (middle one of your first picture), the gears are all completely constrained, plus symmetrically oriented, so that one spins the best -- might want to keep that in mind for any gear trains you design. The wood-wood friction could definitely be fixed with washers. Nylon ones work really well, though metal ones should be fine too. To handle the nuts problem, I used superglue to keep them fixed relative to the bolts (make sure you don't over-tighten the nuts before the glue dries, though). Alternatively, you could try lock nuts. Hope this helps, and I'd love to see pictures of any that y...see more »Nice job -- I'm glad you enjoyed the project! The simple frame design definitely leaves room for improvement due to the wiggling, as you mentioned. They do work fine after some breaking in. In gear train 0 (middle one of your first picture), the gears are all completely constrained, plus symmetrically oriented, so that one spins the best -- might want to keep that in mind for any gear trains you design. The wood-wood friction could definitely be fixed with washers. Nylon ones work really well, though metal ones should be fine too. To handle the nuts problem, I used superglue to keep them fixed relative to the bolts (make sure you don't over-tighten the nuts before the glue dries, though). Alternatively, you could try lock nuts. Hope this helps, and I'd love to see pictures of any that you design yourself when you get the chance!
Interesting design! How comfortable is the top, in terms of weight distribution on the grid-like finish? Increasing the number of pieces slotted together would help with that, though it'd also lead to more parts to cut.
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Adorable! Love the yarn that you chose.
That wood looks great, and the box really works with the grain pattern. Nice choice. :)
I like the nestling effect. :)
Looks great. :)
Great job explaining the process! Nice build and design, overall.
Interesting build! The picture of your parts was really nicely arranged :) If you could share some addition pictures of sample projects that you've cut using the Z-axis, that'd be great!
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<3 Glad you enjoyed them!
<3 I wonder whose handiwork that is? ;)
Thanks! I enjoyed playing around with the staining patterns. :)
Oh, thanks for sharing!
Thank you for your kind words! Solidworks is completely unnecessary for this project; any graphics software will suffice (Inkscape is free and perfect for this). Online gear generators can be used to create the gears, and cutting can be done via ponoko.com (my rough guess-timate is $50 tops, unless anyone else has ponoko experience?). So in essence, this is a roughly $50 project for just the laser cutting, as design software could be completely free assuming computer and internet access. Hope this helps! I definitely understand that cost is sometimes a deterrent, but I try my best not to let it get the better of me: do favors for a friend in exchange for software access, work at a local makerspace in exchange for lasering time, I've done it all. ;)
Thank you. :)
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Amazing job! Nice movie quotes too.
Awesome job! Tuning the reeds must have been frustrating.
Very nicely done! It's an interesting twist on the classic dovetail.
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The possibilities are manifold indeed. Great job!
Fascinating; I didn't know this technology existed, so thank you for sharing!
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Excellent job! Your tutorial is thoroughly written, and I appreciate your efforts in building this true to the story. One of my favorite mangas. :)
Glad you enjoyed it. :)
Thank you for your kind words! Spinning them was indeed satisfying, although it did take some breaking in, actually. Had to adjust the size of a few small gears since the laser tolerance made them a bit too small.
Your mask is magnificent. Thanks for thoroughly sharing your thought process and explaining the problems that you addressed (methanol ruining spray bottles, etc); very informative. :)
Definitely worth it. Voted; good luck!
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Great project and instructions. I also like your choice of stainless steel so that it would remain bright even as the body becomes rusty. :)
The parquet patterns turned out awesome!
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Beautifully and admirably done! Thank you for sharing your work; very inspiring. :)
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Great idea. ;)
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Such dedication to put each brick in place; nice job. :)
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Beautifully executed. :)
This looks AMAZING; great idea and execution. :)
Definitely; have fun! :)
Oh a Kylo Ren costume sounds amazing! Have fun with this project. :)
Thank you for the encouragement! :D
Thank you for your kind comment!
I only spent $0.86 to print my custom background image since I happened to have everything else, but here's a rough estimate:-- acryilc: ~$3 max for such a small piece, or just ask for a sample from some plastics store-- LED: ~$3/30, and you need 6 LEDs so ~$0.60-- 9V battery + snap-on connector: ~$1.50 from amazon.com or dollar storeThen assuming you have stryofoam or cardboard, paper, scissors, glue, pencils, (soldering supplies optional) and rulers at home already, that puts total cost at just over $5. Hope this helps!
Thank you for your nice comment! :)
That sounds like a great idea for next Halloween... enjoy!
Thank you for your kind comment! I'd love to see pictures of your granddaughter with wings, whenever you finish. ;)
Hope it goes/went well! Wire is usually pretty cheap (~$3) from standard craft stores, or you can harvest from old electrical wires.
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