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    Default Old cart, new paint...

    I built one of the ShopBot computer carts many years ago and only finally got around to painting the poor thing. In the process I added some 3D printed brackets for the 2" steel casters I wanted to use.

    The brackets:



    Finished cart:


    The brackets are printed from PLA on my Rostock MAX "Orange Menace" using a hot-ends.com j-head with a .4 nozzle.

    g.

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    Neat. That's the first 3D printed practical thing I think I've ever seen.

    -B
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    NICE Gene,
    Looks Brandy New
    Nice touch with the contrasting wedges!
    Scott Plaisted
    2013 Desktop/spindle/VCP 9
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    Thanks. Most of the stuff I print IS for practical use - and not for the printer itself.

    I got into 3D printing to support my cockpit building hobby, so that's where most of the parts go.

    g.

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    Which 3D printer do you use? Those brackets look quite substantial.
    The answers to a lot of questions can be found at http://www.shopbottools.com/ShopBotDocs/ or http://support.vectric.com/

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    I printed them on a SeeMeCNC Rostock MAX v1 printer I've named "Orange Menace". I write their user & assembly manuals on a volunteer basis.

    Here's what the machine looked like right after I finished building it for the 2nd Ed. of the v1 assembly manual. http://www.geneb.org/rostock-max/gen...nge-menace.jpg

    The side-mounted extruder has been long since removed and a smaller version was added to the top. "Red Sonja" has that configuration: http://www.geneb.org/rostock-max/red-sonja.jpg

    g.

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    That really looks great Gene..it's the best looking one I've seen!

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    Thanks Bill. I wish I could remember where I got the files. Having the wheel brackets makes me want to build the stools that were on the same site.

    g.

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    Gene.... you can find some of those files at www.100kprojects.com , including a stool that might be the one you're looking for.

    Bill

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    Gene,

    Curious....what software are you using to generate the slicing G code for the printer? Is it one of the open source ones, like Cura??

    Are you using Aspire to generate the stl file?

    Cheers
    Buddy 48 Standard with 2.2 Hp Spindle with standard and 6' stick. Aspire 4
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