Wednesday, November 18, 2009

First Steps

Following rab3d's Blender Cad tutorial, I was able to get some scale print-outs of mendel parts.

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Ready to Cut
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Threaded Rod Installed
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Frame going up with more to cut
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Assembled and Jigged

I know I need to put some more nuts and things on the rod, but I had to see it!

ps: some of you may have noticed that my threaded rod looks a bit thin, and you'd be quite right - I had M6 lying around so I decided to use it.

2 comments:

  1. how thick should the wood be?

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  2. David, I used wood about 25-30mm thick. I don't think its particularly crucial for these parts. For the parts where it is important, I have added side views to the print-outs so I can measure the proper thickness and cut to size with my crude mill.

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