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    Ryan
    Keymaster

    You have all the cool toys…

    Come on, get it, Ice humor…

    Ice carving requires some wicked looking instruments and tools. I love it.

    #92869

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    That’s pretty cool, and it’s nice you can quickly add to the quantity once you have the process.

    So what does your favorite carve from the season look like? Are you allowed to share pics?

    #92871

    Barry
    Participant

    Oh, man.  Mending plates.  I don’t know how many pairs of gloves I ruined with those things.  Worked building roof trusses for a summer in FBKS.  We had hydraulic presses to squish the plates into the 2X boards.  Once the jigs were set, we could knock out a truss in a few minutes.  After a bunch of leather gloves, I tried a pair of those stainless steel infused fillet gloves.  They lasted the longest, but still wore though in a couple weeks.  After that I just used shoe goo to rebuild the fingertips.  One of the old guys that worked there didn’t wear gloves at all.

    #92875

    Kelly D
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    Oh, man. Mending plates. I don’t know how many pairs of gloves I ruined with those things. Worked building roof trusses for a summer in FBKS. We had hydraulic presses to squish the plates into the 2X boards. Once the jigs were set, we could knock out a truss in a few minutes. After a bunch of leather gloves, I tried a pair of those stainless steel infused fillet gloves. They lasted the longest, but still wore though in a couple weeks. After that I just used shoe goo to rebuild the fingertips. One of the old guys that worked there didn’t wear gloves at all.

    Those were the best ones – the ones straight from the truss manufacturers. The plates you get at Home Depot seem to be made of lower grade metal and dull immediately. That other one I used for almost 20 years and it STILL terrifies me the most. I have caught myself on it so many times it’s ridiculous. And my jackets and pants. Wicked sharp.

    #92878

    Kelly D
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    So what does your favorite carve from the season look like? Are you allowed to share pics?

    This year we added this one to what will be repeated many times. It’s was gorgeous. Over eight feet tall.

    Dig me up on facebook/coldcreative.ca you can see the whole winter worth of effort. Tell me what YOUR favorite is!3A95560A-2E83-44BD-AD7C-6DA5CAD28D45

    #92881

    Jeffeb3
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    That dream catcher is really cool. Nice work.

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    #92882

    Jeffeb3
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    I kind of want to sit on the couch until it molds to me and then scan it and carve a chair with the perfect fit out of wood.

    #92883

    Kelly D
    Participant

    Hahaha. That’d be sweet. I wonder if it’d still hurt if you sat too long to in a perfectly molded chair. Of course you would be able to feel it…..your ass would be gone from the frostbite you suffered from the original molding process on the ice. As inviting as they look to sit on, the cold gets right through you….no matter how fancy your snow pants are.

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    #92973

    Jonathan
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    Hey Kelly, so I just happen to be flipping thru last Friday’s town new paper and guess who I see on page 12?

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    #92975

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I wanna see! Is Kelly famous?

    #93002

    Kelly D
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    CTV has made it a bit of a habit to come broadcast the weather from here every winter. I called them in a panic on Monday to let them know the end was near. They came out last night so we rallied all the scoop kids we could find pretty fun night. We’re gonna save the slide if we can until Saturday night but after that it’s all over. Ski hill closes next weekend, most of the carvings are toast and my chainsaws need to thaw, dry, and head to the shop for some TLC.

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    #93017

    Kelly D
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    #93033

    Jonathan
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    The video looks great, but I must say it looks way better in person, the video really doesn’t show the size of the carvings.  I think my favorite one is the seahorse with the coral. I can’t wait to see what next year brings

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    #93083

    Kelly D
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    We’ve already decided. Next years theme is the circus. Which could even take a political turn depending on what state our federal govt is in after our next elections 🙂

    #93101

    Neil
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    too cool!

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    #93119

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Wow, just freaking wow!

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    #93134

    Barry
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    We’ve already decided. Next years theme is the circus. Which could even take a political turn depending on what state our federal govt is in after our next elections ?

    Can’t be any worse than ours…

    #93139

    BT
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    Politics should be cheap entertainment, except it always costs too much.  All that money wasted on commercials

    #93140

    Jeffeb3
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    Careful. You don’t want people leaving in tears.

    #93837

    Kelly D
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    I thought I had a MP3DP “Stuff I’ve made” thread on here too but I might be wrong. Plus it’s easier for me to just keep it all in one place anyway. Super stoked about my progress with Fusion 360 so far. Just eased my way through this one – a simple cookie cutter project but a bugger of a shape (for me anyway). I feel like it could have been smoother/sharper if I’d have imported line art but then the more I look at it I kinda like the organic lines. Time to make some cookie dough! (After the print that is….). I’ll post a pic of the printed piece.

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    #93839

    Kelly D
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    I’m on fire! Got this one exported now too! (C. Elegans….a microscopic worm – model organism for my wife’s research studies back in her university days.)

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    #94239

    Kelly D
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    The last cookie cutter is printing but along the way I had a special request from my sister come in. Broke open the wood PLA (and find it a bit silly and pointless I think) but perfect for this one.

    I should learn how to share this stuff on Thingiverse.

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    #94253

    Kelly D
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    Here’s the full set of science cookie cutters for my wife’s bday!

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    #94303

    Jeffeb3
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    Now you have to print a tiny toilet!

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    #94452

    Kelly D
    Participant

    Haha! I did see one on Thingiverse but am getting pretty fond of doing things in fusion for the challenge. Maybe…..maybe I’ll try it. First I have to tend to the Rambo and dual end stop switchover. You know, to free up the mini for the ZenXY!

    #94679

    Bill
    Participant

    Don’t forget to make the interior voids correct to allow it to be functional… You never know when you’re going to need a toilet that size. 🙂

    #96700

    Kelly D
    Participant

    I’m going for it! I committed to a trade fair this weekend and it was the fire I needed lit under me to get these things “ready” to take to the world. I’ve standardized the settings for my printed lithophanes so that I can produce custom CNC machined bases either for natural lighting or for artificial lighting. Just need to make the little bent bracket to hold the lamp assembly and the system is ready for branded, push button manufacturing! I fell in love with my touch plate last night. Made eight of these, four different sizes with tool changes. Amazing. My only goal is to pay for the MP3DP here – all the rest is bonus. The MPCNC already earned it’s keep.

    Laser is next up to pay it’s dues. Hopefully in time to sneak preview with people at the trade fair tomorrow.

    I took these photos on the diagonal for Dui…..so he doesn’t have to flip his neck completely sideways…only a bit ; )IMG_6950
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    • This reply was modified 1 week, 2 days ago by  Kelly D.
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    #96710

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    They look ok wtih the light off, but that one with the backlight… Wow. It really pops. You’ll do pretty well I bet.

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    #96714

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    WHOAAA!

    #96795

    JMS
    Participant

    Hey Kelly, do you mind sharing your process for 3D printed lithophanes?

    such software and settings you use?

    Also, might, big maybe have found a process for 2d to grayscale. I’m still digging.

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