Awesome! About to print these NOW.
Just printed a set of 4 in each size…
In order to minimize print time, I printed these using a 0.8mm nozzle, as opposed to the usual 0.4mm. Worked great, with one tiny exception – the embossed text was too fine to be printed in that manner, so the slicer ignored it.
Oh well, good first draft and I have a Sharpie, so no problems. I think the next version will have pockets on the bottom in which small neo magnets can be glued to hold them in place while in use.
Is the bottom of the Forge magnetic ? (Not stainless ? )
I’m away from mine at the moment (4000 miles ! ) so I can’t check.
Yep. (You mean you don’t want to pop over and check?)
Thanks so much for this. I’m printing these even as I type. I’ll be ready to go as soon as my Glowforge arrives. Great Job!!
Thanks for sharing! Great idea!
Great, now I have to buy a 3D printer, too. But I want a full-color, sandstone version. My husband is going to think I’ve gone crazy.
Knowing exactly nothing about 3D printing and only ever using 3D Hubs once to print a free model of Reddit’s Snoo which came out much smaller than I anticipated …
On 3D Hubs, did you upload this as modeled “in mm”, “in cm”, or “in in”?
I realized that choosing different ones from the drop down menu result in vastly different sized parts and want to make sure I get the right size. I’ll be using 3D Hubs for this project same as you, @alexmcclure.
I made sure to change to inches when I uploaded the file. From there it was pretty straight forward.
I made a few sets of the Risers as well. didnt worry so much about size / infill as I wanted them disposable (also made them from PLA ) knowing that ABS will give of a gas that can case problems when lasered.
My file is set to millimeters.
Note: I am American and love America, but the metric system is clearly the best unit system.
Keep your head down - my radar is picking up brickbats !
I am measurement agnostic and will work in anything but 99% of FDM 3d printers work in mm .
Any chance I could buy a copy of these from you (or someone else here who used this pattern)?
My Glowforge comes TODAY and I’m such a noob that I’m so deep, deep in learning how to design for the that I don’t think I have the bandwidth to sort out distributed 3D printer networks…
Clarification much appreciated, @Secret_Sauce! I was able to get the file correctly re-interpreted.
No need to rush. You won’t need risers until you start lasering super thick materials, so I recommend you take your time and just order the risers online.
Hi Jason, Great idea! Could I ask a favor, and I promise to pay it forward. Could you modify the files to be able to dual color print (the sizes/words in a different color)? I have an Ultimaker 3 with dual extruders. I am unfamiliar with Fusion 360. That would make it easy to see the markings!
I would be willing to 3D print these for say 10 people if they pay for the postage only (I have a bunch of USPS priority mail boxes sitting here). I have plenty of filament to print these out in. That way they don’t have to pay the price of the printing service.
Let me know if this is possible… I can print in single color, just thought the dual color would be convenient for all. I also have another Ultimaker 2+ printer here if we just do it in a single color…could even print a set this weekend before we start printing my son’s sword he wants to build/wire/light up for Naka-Kon coming up next month.
Hope everyone has a creative weekend! Sharon
I like @drathus concept of cutting the offsets out with a laser. It’ll be at least ten times faster than 3D printing and you can customized the offsets to hold all sorts of shapes.
Hmmm… I think I’m going to try lasering some ping pong balls now.
Careful. They burn fast and hot once ignited.