March 12, 2019 at 5:58 pm #92861
You have all the cool toys…
Come on, get it, Ice humor…
Ice carving requires some wicked looking instruments and tools. I love it.March 12, 2019 at 6:12 pm #92869
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?March 12, 2019 at 6:18 pm #92871
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.March 12, 2019 at 6:49 pm #92875
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.March 12, 2019 at 6:53 pm #92878
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.
1 user thanked author for this post.March 12, 2019 at 7:07 pm #92881
That dream catcher is really cool. Nice work.March 12, 2019 at 7:08 pm #92882
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.March 12, 2019 at 7:12 pm #92883
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.
1 user thanked author for this post.March 13, 2019 at 3:40 pm #92973
Hey Kelly, so I just happen to be flipping thru last Friday’s town new paper and guess who I see on page 12?March 13, 2019 at 4:16 pm #92975
I wanna see! Is Kelly famous?March 13, 2019 at 6:34 pm #93002
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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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 bringsMarch 13, 2019 at 10:48 pm #93083
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 🙂March 14, 2019 at 6:57 am #93101March 14, 2019 at 9:06 am #93119March 14, 2019 at 10:42 am #93134
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…March 14, 2019 at 10:49 am #93139
Politics should be cheap entertainment, except it always costs too much. All that money wasted on commercialsMarch 14, 2019 at 10:50 am #93140
Careful. You don’t want people leaving in tears.March 19, 2019 at 9:42 pm #93837
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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Now you have to print a tiny toilet!March 24, 2019 at 9:04 pm #94452
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!March 26, 2019 at 2:24 pm #94679
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. 🙂April 12, 2019 at 10:45 am #96700
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.
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They look ok wtih the light off, but that one with the backlight… Wow. It really pops. You’ll do pretty well I bet.April 12, 2019 at 10:59 am #96714
WHOAAA!April 12, 2019 at 4:06 pm #96795
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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