Pre-Release | Mutsuki's Bee

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pre-release

#1

As a new beekeeper, I wanted to use the Glowforge to print out something to do with honeybees. In Thingiverse, I found Mutsuki’s bee and decided to give it a try.

I used Proofgrade maple hardwood for this project. It cut perfectly on the first try.

Below is the attribution information from the file I downloaded. Click the attribution for a link to the project description and files. Personally, I choose to tip a designer whenever I download a file and print it (when available). :slight_smile:

[](http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:297758)


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#2

It looks beautiful. Really nice work!


#3

truly gorgeous - thx for sharing!


#4

I am very thankful to all who are willing to share files. I can’t even imagine how long it took Mutsuki to make the original design and for sahrchitect to revise it.

I, for one, can’t wait for the GF design catalog. I am more than happy to pay for files especially now that I know how complicated and time consuming they are to create.


#5

Your bee looks great. The darkened edges of the wood enhance the total look of the project. I can’t wait to make some myself. :relaxed:


#6

Excellent! It’s great to see an example of printing Thingaverse designs so folks know the Glowforge design catalog won’t be the only choice for pre-made designs. Thanks for sharing!


#7

This turned out great! really like the legs and wings on it! Makes me wonder if you can fill the holes in the wings with yellow or black acrylic


#8

0oooo, I bet it would work…I just may try that soon…great idea. Thanks!!


#9

You could totally do alternating black and yellow acrylic for the body pieces too


#10

no doubt! was thinking the same!

Now that im thinking about it I dont see yellow acrylic too often. I know I have some in the shop, but they are small pieces.


#11

That looks so sharp…(and I think I’ve got that one pinned somewhere on Pinterest - might have to see if I can dig it up!) :smiley:


#12

This cut and assembled beautifully. The designer created one of the best looking insect puzzles I’ve ever seen. Not usually a fan of the hobby shop insect and dinosaur laser figures, but this one is definitely designer display worthy. Something I will get to cut and tip the designer to encourage more sharing.


#13

I love that design. Thanks for sharing.


#14

Do you suppose they all fit together by press-fit or with glue? The slots on the wings seem short for an interference fit.
http://thingiverse-production-new.s3.amazonaws.com/renders/ad/d9/95/fb/aa/Screen_Shot_2014-04-13_at_1.50.46_pm_preview_featured.jpg


#15

Oh, I LOVE this! Would love to try something like this in a more weatherproof material, and hang it in my garden :slight_smile:

Thank you for sharing this, and also for being so appreciative of designers.


#16

Wow, this is really nice.

So many cool things in the hopper for future projects.


#17

1/8" Acrylic?


#18

Yeah, I was thinking acrylic. Possibly something with interesting color or play of light effects? Funny, I haven’t paid much attention to acrylics (I’m most interested in organic materials) but seeing this changed that!


#19

https://www.inventables.com/categories/materials/acrylic

That’s where I got the acrylic for the bracelets.


#20

That’s great! I’ll have to do the same. I have good friends who keep bees on their ranch. I think this year I’ll pay for my honey with one of these. :slight_smile: