Magic: the Gathering Life Tracker


#61

I added a square peg to the center gear and assembly. Seemed like the logical next step.


#62

I think I must be blind or going crazy. Where is the link for these files? I can’t see it.


#63

https://discourse-cdn-sjc1.com/business5/uploads/glowforge/original/3X/e/e/eeb35b218b631194dc2665f8c46d43cd5a7b1c3a.svg


#64

Oh, I was looking for a file download, not just a pic. Thanks.


#65

That is a file. It’s an SVG file—which is exactly what the Glowforge expects.


#66

Hopefully you figured it out already but I wanted to be sure. If you just right click on the picture it will let you save the SVG. (On my computer it says, “save page as”. ) I know it looks like a picture, but if the end of it says, SVG, it’s actually a file :slight_smile:


#67

I got a question about selling these. Be aware of the Wizards of the Coast trademarks if you put the icons in, but beyond that I’m releasing this design with a Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Creative Commons license. Give credit, share modifications, and go to town.


#68

I modified the file to count to 40. Haven’t actually made this yet so I reserve the right to edit the file once I get a chance to cut it

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#69

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I made mine with a square peg in in the center so it doesn’t have to rely on the glue for the rotational movement, and color coded for the glowforge cutting engraving order. I also added a ring on the back for fun.


#70

Ok well I did change it. I added a score to the outside gear layer; you never see it but I found assembling these with ultra thin CA glue to be the easiest since all you need to do is hold a layer together and apply it to the outside. Because it is thin it just wicks right into the joint and sets almost instantly. The score is a just in case thing so that it doesn’t wick all the way to the gears.

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#71

Clever trick with the score for the CA.


#72

It’s fun coming back here to see all the variations that keep popping up!


#73

Oooh, that is a good trick. I’m always accidentally gluing gears.


#74

I don’t know how effective it will be if you are using medium thickness CA but for ultrathin it works great


#75

This has GOT to be one of the coolest things here.

Next project - put 4 of them together (1 single counter) and have each of the life up to 40.
EDH!

I bet you could sell these on Etsy for a lot. You’d be a millionaire in no time. I’ll be your first customer!


#77

Maybe Clickspring would be super cool and make one? :smiley:


#78

I did a 1 to 100 version for a friend on request. Made a few mistakes…

my version brings the numbers up another level, so I should have ‘shortened’ the pointer a bit.

I don’t have any good reason the 100 disc is on the right. It feels like it ought to be on the left.

If I had the chance, I’d align the five bars in the middle layer with the 0 and 00, just for aesthetic sense.

Also, I miscoded some of the etches and the didn’t work (see the black disc on the base plate)

Still, I like it :slight_smile:


#79

The original post inspired me I made some clocks with a stepper motor (too loud :frowning: ) and I made a bunch of these… 2 added layers below with a pair of cogs. Later versions replaced the home cut shaft with a dowel.


#80

Thank you! Used your template and made one: :smile:


#81


a more complete version…
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