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  1. #1
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    Dec 2006
    Oliver Springs, TN

    3d printed turkey call

    I took a turned pot call blank in and gave it to a couple of my kids to see if they could copy it with some modeling software. They had never seen or used modeling software before. This is the second print. The first was 1/8 too wide and the top wouldn't rest on the ledge. They readjusted and this one worked great! I told them I'd put in a top and soundboard.

    I told my classes they could print anything they wanted (almost) as long as they come up with an idea and it has to be useful in their daily life. I've got another student trying to figure out how to design chess pieces now.

    The printer was set to medium quality and it took right at 2 hours to print. On fine setting it was showing a little over 4 hours. A little sanding would probably smooth it right out.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    That's great john! I wonder how many more years before this is just a common way to make things. In certain communities, it's pretty common already.
    Programmer - An organism that turns coffee into software.
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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Looks good John does your 3 D printer have a heated bed. I assume from the look that you are using polymers.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

  4. #4
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    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    That must be a great class, John. The proof of the pudding is in the eating. How does it sound?

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