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Discussion in 'Wood Craft' started by exnihilo, Nov 7, 2014.

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  1. exnihilo

    exnihilo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
    66502
    I 3d printed a stand using wood filament. Would I be able to post that here to share? I also did some of my epipes in the same stuff. I used to hand make them using wood blanks, but this is much easier!

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  2. Rickajho

    Rickajho ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 23, 2011
    Boston MA
    I don't see why not! You have me curious as all hell to see how that works as a finished item..
     
  3. exnihilo

    exnihilo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
    66502
    Awesome. I'm at work, but as soon as I get home i'll upload some examples for the folks here :) .

    For what it's worth, it worked very well! To have the design I was starting at forever creating it come to fruition was beyond awesome!

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  4. Rickajho

    Rickajho ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 23, 2011
    Boston MA
    Wanna see! Wanna see!
     
  5. Norrin

    Norrin Super Member

    Aug 29, 2014
    Shetland
    :pop: Got my seat now where's the pics?
     
  6. exnihilo

    exnihilo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
    66502
    Sorry guys, have been busy! Update: see below.

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  7. exnihilo

    exnihilo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
    66502
    Don't know if this worked. Tapatalk is being a pain! Upgraded tapatalk and voila! See below :) .

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  8. exnihilo

    exnihilo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
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  9. asdaq

    asdaq Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Egads, that looks like a $700 item from Shapeways! How big are the smaller holes?
     
  10. exnihilo

    exnihilo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
    66502
    Lol, thanks! The small holes at the bottom are perfectly sized to hold drip tips. It's about 200mm x 150mm, or the size of my print bed. The back holes well hold 22mm devices. I can answer more specific question once home. I will say that just about anyone in this section would be able to run and maintain a printer. The hardest part is designing the parts, but for some it may be the opposite. :)

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  11. exnihilo

    exnihilo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
    66502
    Uno mas:

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    Here's two of my Zpipes. I turned them so the "grain" shows a bit better. You really have to get the shadows oriented like this to see the lines/layers; easily. I haven't actually started the finishing process on these, but all signs point to: good.

    *Forum mods, not trying to show these for selling purposes :)

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  12. Rickajho

    Rickajho ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 23, 2011
    Boston MA
    Egads, that looks like $700 worth of 3d material!

    About how long did that take to print out?

    I'm not quite understanding the wood filament material. In pictures it doesn't look all that different from other 3d material. Does it have a different feel/texture?
     
  13. Rickajho

    Rickajho ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 23, 2011
    Boston MA
    Ok, that shows a lot better what is going on with the materiel. That's great!
     
  14. exnihilo

    exnihilo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
    66502
    Yessir, thanks! If you'd like a different angle, or have any questions, feel free to ask. I'm not an expert, but I've piled a lot of info and run time into a short amount of time. I got this thing early September and have 453 running hours on it, lol. That's over 2.5 weeks solid.

    Internet's down at the moment, but as soon as it's up I can add more pics, etc...

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  15. exnihilo

    exnihilo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
    66502
    Sorry, Rick, didn't actually see your other post. The stand took about 12 hours. The layer height was .2 mm, with a 10% fill.

    It does in fact feel grittier. Not in a bad way, but different than ABS and PLA. There's another filament maker out there who's wood filament well actually chance darkness/color and band if you vary the temp while printing. That stuff more expensive though.

    For what it's worth the roll was $40/kg and I can get four out of one. The real cost is time. Electricity isn't that much since I don't have to heat the bed that high (or at all, really) and the printing temp is lower than ABS on the extruder. :)

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  16. Norrin

    Norrin Super Member

    Aug 29, 2014
    Shetland
    Looks really good, I really want a printer, but will wait as the prices are bound to drop soon as more people start to get them. Nice design for the stand.
    Do you have to do much after printing to get a good finish?
     
  17. exnihilo

    exnihilo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
    66502
    Thanks Norrin! Finishing, not typically. I spend a few minutes with a knife removing strays and random bumps, and cleaning off the raft and support material. The wood stuff can be sanded, and takes it pretty well, if necessary. It can also be stained or sealed.

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