I happened upon a 3D Printed spiral bowl uploaded to Thingiverse by user roolaid:
that looked as if it would lend itself to the laser, so I downloaded it, dumped the files into Tinkercad, saved as .svg, modified a few dimensions, added little round end stops, and let 'er rip…
Other than the end stops, nothing’s glued yet because I haven’t quite decided the spacing… But it looks pretty good to me so far…
I like the variation, but I can’t stop seeing a never-ending Escher staircase around the top rim…
That’s very cool! If you run all the stoppers as far forward as you can, how flat does it get?
November 29, 2020, 12:58pm
I like those spacers. I did an identical spiral bowl about a year ago, but I glued colored wooden beads in between each layer as the spacers and getting them to stay put for the gluing was very fiddly.
It gets hard to get them past each other and I just glued mine in place so I can’t give you an exact number, but I’d say a little less than an inch…
November 29, 2020, 5:39pm
It looks really great to me! I really like this take on the spiral bowl.
November 30, 2020, 11:06pm
Good job changing it over for laser use.
Tinkercad is my new best friend!
December 1, 2020, 1:18am
I’ve only played with it a couple of times. Seemed easy to get where I wanted to go.
Converting STL to SVG is simple as importing an STL and then exporting as SVG. SO much easier than printing and then scanning to get a shape…
December 1, 2020, 1:33am
I tried it out for design work. It’s not bad.
December 1, 2020, 1:41am
Reminds me of my life going down the drain in 2020…but very cool looking