This section will be all about 3D. I presume that I will use this to talk about my 3D models in depth .. more or less .. with links to them in my store

HO Sewer/Drain Cover and Ring

3D Stuff» HO Sewer/Drain Cover and Ring» Expectations I have these printing at Shapeways .. call it a 'proof' printing. These pieces are so small I am not 100% certain they will print as well as I want. That of course is the purpose of a proof printing .. so will just have to wait...

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O Scale Cinder Blocks

3D Stuff» O Scale Cinder Blocks» Prints I printed these blocks using my Prusa i3 MK3. .4mm nozzle and .15mm layer height. It might be fun to try printing these using the .25mm nozzle I have and a lower layer height. To be honest, while the layering is visible in this photo it would be...

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Prusa i3 MK3 printer

3D Stuff» Prusa i3 MK3 printer» The Printer from prusa3d.com - "The Original Prusa I3 MK3S is the successor of the award-winning Original Prusa i3 MK2 3D printer. With the rebuilt extruder, a plethora of sensors and the new magnetic MK52 heatbed with replaceable PEI spring steel print sheet." This is my first 3D printer...

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3D Printed T-Rex Skeleton

Overview I found this model on Thingverse of a 3D Printed T-Rex Skeleton totally by accident. Looks like it was uploaded back in May 2016 so it has been around a while. Anatomically Correct From tail to teeth, this carnivore is created exactly in the image of its ancestor. No details were spared, from its...

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EZ Lok Threaded Inserts

FL-256-HI I purchased `00 of these for use with a 3D print. They are available in multiple sizes for both SAE and Metric. I went for the smallest I could find - some for 2-56 threads. EZ Lok FL-256-HI, 2-56 Straight Ultrasonic Insert, Flanged - Lot of 100 Since this was the first time I...

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3.5 mm Mooring Cleats

Overview I got a notice from Shapeways that ... "This is a friendly reminder that your model "Mooring Cleat - 3.5 mm - 320ea" from order "3617780" was taken out of production by one of our 3D printing engineers due to design issues." Honestly .. I was like .. "Whaaaa...." .. and had to look...

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O Scale Visible Gas Pump

Gilbert and Barker T-176 I found this 10-gallon Visible Gas Pump with some basic dimensions. I simplified these dimensions, rounding off. This gave me a starting point since I am not focused on an exact copy but something close. Think of a company copying a comptitor. With a drawing such as this I can simply...

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12-30 ga Hole Test Print

Concept Resin prints shrink. How much depends on the specific resin used along with other factors such as the shape of the piece being printed. I was talking with Walt Gillespie of Rusty Stumps about this .. specifically small holes being different from what the CAD drawing specified. Since I was having the same problem...

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