Sept 2020 Big shout out to Aussie Arnold Rowentree on Youtube,
have probably learned more from his short 16 part series on Fusion360 in one day
than in the past several years watching all others.
Oct 1, 2020 Gosh, Autodesk has now limited a number of features on the free version of Fusion360
and among those would be exporting a project in format other than .stl.
.dfx came in handy for the laser cutter.
Oct 14, 2020 As of this date am now married to Alibre Atom v22 until I get my monie$ worth from it.
It's an improved version of the Cubify Invent used here in the past with enhanced features useful to me.
Did give FreeCAD a spin some time back and concluded at my age it's not beneficial to divide time across multiple programs.
FreeCAD is a good program and if I hadn't spent all those years learning/memorizing navigation on another platform, maybe.....
A free unused SolidWorks subscription (EAA membership benefit) sat idle on another computer for a time, it's now gone.
That's another story for a different day. I will just say boy what a conglomeration to load, no thanks.
Maybe it's cause I never learned French? In any event it's foreign to me.
Nov 30, 2020 What's been going on? Where has this year gone?
Aside from the recent holdUP/stickUP projects, not much to report from the labz.
Have been busy elsewhere, rearranging areas dedicated to hobby interests not mentioned here...well ok, so I just mentioned them.
Getting more familiar with new features found in Alibre Atom, should an actual idea ferment itself....
Until then, stand by.
Four hole turret holder for LEE press found on Thingiverse.
Kinda handy for storing the xtra turrets.
Sept 2020 Just because I could I guess. myDesign
Not really sure where I was headed with this project other than to occuply a moment of boredom. myDesign
April 2020 With spring approaching and no hitch on the Hustler for a lawn roller, (probably for a good reason)
designed and printed this from the least suitable material, which is PLA cause that's all I have.
Attached with M5 socket head cap screws, cause again that's what was on hand.
Let's see what happens.
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
Grape Jelly Oriole Feeder V 2.0 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 have been around here that I don't give mention to?
Didn't think so, that's because I don't mention them.......gosh dang it, did I just do it again, was that another 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.