Cubify Invent aka Alibre is first choice for design here. While some tasks such as threading are easier
with Fusion 360, it can be frustrating for me as I have less familiarity with it's commands...
so it doesn't get used here as much as it probably should.
A free SolidWorks subscription (EAA membership benefit) sets idle on another computer.....
That's another story for a different day.
April 2020 That's right, another useless pandemic contraption aka Whirligig...
Now excuse me while I go check on that "all important" train whistle currently printing.
Jan 2019 Zombie Hunter Thingiverse
Oct 2019 The "Hull Whacker Stick" my design
This magnetic hull collection tool has advantage over others with use of flexibile 3/8" hardwood dowel shaft
which allows one to "Whack" the loaded stick on a pail edge to overcome the magnets.
Most others require a cumbersome approach of manually detaching hulls by hand due to a more rigid shaft approach and mismatched magnetic pull.
EGG SCEPTER ?? my design
Sept 2019 Naw, it is however a nifty way to display an egg to be used as target.
The printed part utilizes a lofted socket for snug fit onto 1/2" dowel rod which acts as anchoring post in the ground.
June 2019 While recently recovering the pool table, after baitingly clearing my throat and boldly boasting to the group present,
"Bet I could make inside pocket covers" as substitute for the felt we were painstakingly attempting to trim and apply.
The responding ridicule was thick enough to even cut with the now dulled scissors currently in use.
Well here it is for all you naysayers....
Grape Jelly Oriole Feeder my design
Sept 2018 DeWalt Saw / Shop Vac Bushing my design.
Is that a Play with MatrixPrecision bed upgrade?
It was, however didn't care for the upgrade's fitment, so it ain't no more.
Did I mention there are even more printers that are or have been around here that I don't give mention to?
Didn't think so, that's because I don't mention them.......wait a minute, was that a contradiction?
July 2018 Designed/Printed leg stiffeners for old wood table refurbishment my design.
3D printed split bushing my design
For the laser exhaust hose/window adapter.
One piece design was just too big for the printer bed, split and bolted together.
This also reduced printing time by 50% as it was created simultaneously on two printers.
Jan 2019 Brake piston rotating compression tool. my design
Ok, so honestly there is already a cheaply made Chineeze tool around here for the task.
However a blustery day's weather triggered desire to stay in and create/print something...anything.
You are looking at the resulting design intended to fit a 32mm oil filter socket.
This will probably never be used on the Hyundai for which it fits....
But then the real goal was to design and make a functional object, which IMHO was accomplished.