2020.10.15 | Final - 3d printed Stone Trough Replica
And here it is... the final result. Printed, painted & ready for use. Three separate trays for individual plantings are available. All got a drainage grid at the bottom so the excessive water can run out of the gargoyle noses.
It was a real fun project and the result is for sure quite an unusual plantpot . Really makes a nice appearance as a herb planter on our window sill.
I was already reflecting how to transfer the design to different shapes for planters but for now they will stay 3dprintingideas
Dimensions (L/W/H): 30cm x 16cm x 11cm
14 pieces printed on a ultimaker at 0.15 Z height with though PLA. Most of the post-production was done with vallejo products.
2020.10.05 | WIP IV - 3dprinted Stone Trough Replica
All the pieces are now sanded and primed. Now the fun part starts... painting and texturing.
2020.10.01 | WIP III -3d printed Replica Stone Trough
A little video I made while testing the drainage capability of the #3dprinted stone trough. Since Helloween is near I used greenish bubble water . Enjoy the mes
2020.09.28 | Tree of life - 3d printed bonsai pots
The rune I used is the celtic treeoflife sign. The symbolism of the Celtic Tree of Life is ultimately about the forces of nature combining to create balance and harmony. The branches reach for the sky, the roots reach down into the ground. A representation of the link between heaven and earth, mind and body and the never-ending cycle of life. The Celts believed that the Tree of Life was a symbol of longevity, wisdom and strength. They even believed that trees were actual ancestors of man and provided a gateway to the spirit world. Another meaning is one of rebirth. The tree sheds its leaves as the weather turns colder and bursts into life with the arrival of Spring.
2020.09.25 | WIP Part II - 3d Replica Stone Trough
Quick update... assembly is going well. All the pieces fit and now it's all about sanding... new learnings... though pla is really though in terms of sanding.
2020.09.23 | WIP - 3d Replica Stone Trough
So far all the parts have been printed nicely without surprises. Next steps: cleaning, sanding & assembly.
2020.09.17 | 3D Printed Ancient Stone Trough
A couple of years ago I created a 3d photogrammetry scan of a stone trough standing in my parents garden. This was a quick and dirty shooting I did and the stone trough probably was already ancient the time my parents bought it decades ago.
First step was to elaborate the 3d model otherwise the 3d printer would only output a fairly smooth surface since most of the details are embedded in the photo texture. Here are some blendercycles created renderings of the 3d photogrammetry scan before detail sculpting and an actual shot how it looks in reality... 3d printing is in progress, watch out for updates!
2020.09.16 | 3d print for Salt & Pepper
While working on my DIY airbrush spray box, my wife demanded my newly adopted 3d printing skills. Since I was also printing already parts of a new project (more to come soon), I used the last bits of filament on the actual spool for creating some useful little things...
One of the lids broke and the pepper mill had none at all before. It's kind of fun to repair and enhance stuff in the house with the help of a 3d printer.
2020.09.01 | 3D Print Test Project II
...definitely had some learnings and luck within this project. I was ready to start another 3d print job, when all of a sudden a power blackout occurred. Certainly the printer would have continued from the point where it stopped, but I was glad I didn't have to test this function.
A succulent cutting of mine which grew to big needed to be repotted and I had a shortage of bonsai pots. So here is my first try doing 3d printed pottery, post processing it and trying to transfer the Asian bonsai style into a Celtic theme. Since I have been watching a couple of documentaries about the Celtic culture I was quite fascinated and surprised about what eventually lies under my feet. Don't know if I continue with the Celtic designs for the pottery or maybe just extract some runes for a new logo of mine. Btw... the big Crassula Ovata Gollum (Fotot Nr.5) is the mother plant... still recovering from some severe pruning and repoting it received beginning of June. After almost 20 years of getting ignored and sitting in the same pot some of the branches started to literally grow downwards.
Some learnings I had this time...
definitely need to think about model based separations for better post-production handling. Need thinner brushes and a magnifying glass. DEFINITELY need to build up my airbrush setup and create some sort of DIY exhaust hood (probably going to be my next project)...
Celts rule! 😅
2020.08.15 | 3D Print Test Project I
First steps have been made... 3d printer has been set up and is working fine. So for testing I have choosen something fairly simple. Restoring our 70-year-old food processor which is still used by my wife on a daily base. You can still find machines like this in the museum or in our kitchen 😅.
Unfortunately the original lid and filler plug broke and were temporarily repaired and replaced with polyvinylchlorid based molding mass (Fimo). So I recreated these parts in Blender and printed them with though black PLA. Z layer height was quite rough at 0.2 mm. Took about 10 hours for one part using PVA as support material.
My new boss aka wife is quite pleased with the result and gave me the permission to continue with repairing our inventory 🤣. So if you got any beloved broke down things at home you want me to fix... just drop me a note.
2020.07.27 | The Beginning
My first blog post. Feels a bit odd creating this kind of digital diary. But if I keep doing this, it will be fun in a couple of years to scroll down and see how it all started. So here it is... thanks to Karma and work life hick ups, the Swabian Hobbit takes his step out of the door into the world of 3d printing. First steps... creating space and obtain a 3d printer.
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