Need to move the pivot hole and resize a bit, but the hard part of the design is done. Hard to pick up the sparkle they have with my phone camera. Designed in Fusion 360.
Texture is on purpose. I used transparent filament so that the infill pattern shows through the top smooth layers. Infill can be all sorts of patterns from just back and forth lines to honeycomb, triangles, etc. it’s purpose is to partially fill the interior space but save on material by only filling a certain percentage. 100% would be solid, 0% would be hollow. These are 30%. Not sure on the weight, I’ll have to weight them and compare to some old scales. I would bet quite similar.Great idea. Did you design the textured look or is that just how it comes out?
How’s the weight?
problem with pic?Two color version. Not pinned, toe end held together with double side tape just to see how it looks.
Nice looking scales. Would love to have a 3d printer to experiment. Creating the designs for it are probably a pain.
Can you create smooth surfaces that can be polished to a glossy finish like old celluloid scales?
problem with pic?
Not bad. I used ABS successfully after disappointment with PLA. I think any nylon or ABS or anything with carbon fiber or whatever would work nicely. PLA might be good with like 95% (100% infill sometimes doesn't work very well) infill, a fairly hot nozzle, and an enclosure. The ABS one was not too bad. I put it in the acetone vapor chamber for I think 6 hours and it smoothed nicely. I stuck a Chinese knot in it and gave it away after using it a few weeks because that particular knot shedded a lot. If I ever make any more brushes, they will be ebony or ziricote, I think. But 3D printing is definitely doable.How did the brush handle come out.