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Project by stevejack posted 10-16-2020 04:58 PM 969 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First off there is a lot of wood working involved here. The carcass of the BOX is MDF

Wanted to post what I am using my 2 Sidewinder 3D Printers X-1s on this week. I use these machines for the most part to print parts used in products I made for sale on Etsy that I could not make with traditional wood working. This is my latest and most complex PRINT and builds. Had many mistakes and redesigns on the printing. I had to have parts that were strong AND also gave/had access and RUNS for electrical wiring. There are 2 Smaller red and blue light hooked up with Toggles with lit Indicator light and a MAIN light NOT SEEN.

The design of the MAIN 3 light support was at first made of one object BUT the supports would have killed me in PLA and time so made it a 3 part print so the main part sat flat on the build plate.I Use using SUNLO black but switched to HATCHBOX Black Much creamier and rock solid when printed.

I could NOT find any sort of METAL with the right perforation for the sheet part of the lamp shade. I found this PVC Circle hole perf. sheet at 1/8 inch thick from US PLASTICS. I had no idea how to make all this work out. I had to make a HEAT BENDING MOLD to form the SHEET PVC. After a few tries I worked it out





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pottz

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#1 posted 10-16-2020 06:04 PM

pretty damn cool,thats ingenuity at it’s best.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 10-16-2020 06:16 PM

Here is the deal, a lot of times I can not find what is in my head what I want. SO I have to make it. My perfect lamp shade would of been a Elongated/Oblong Car Air filter NOPE ! The perfed sheet PVC perfect example. What I wanted was 1/16 to 1/8 inch Elongated Perfed HOLE Aluminum sheet. GOOD LUCK! I knew I would have to bend it into shape so if metal would have to be thin. I stumbled on this 1/8 PVC circle hole perf then I knew I would have to HEAT it up to bend it. In my old age I will not settle for any half asses second best substitutions. SO I have to make it.

I am not and engineer so when designing parts for 3D printing its back to the chalkboard more than a few time. When you think you got it perfect in a program its always not as it was in the program once printed.

I also have to deal with inaccurate descriptions for stuff on Amazon… And cheap Chinese made crap.

IT’S NOT DONE in the box yet!


pretty damn cool,thats ingenuity at it s best.

- pottz


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SubVette

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#3 posted 10-17-2020 01:17 AM

Can you add a picture of the finished project so we can see it up close, very interesting. Would love to see more.

-- John in Florida

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#4 posted 10-17-2020 01:36 AM



Can you add a picture of the finished project so we can see it up close, very interesting. Would love to see more.

- SubVette


i think he said it’s not done ?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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stevejack

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#5 posted 10-17-2020 09:48 AM

Yes of course soon I hope


Can you add a picture of the finished project so we can see it up close, very interesting. Would love to see more.

- SubVette


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