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brino

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I've been moving around benches and tools trying to find the right spot for everything. I previously had the Foredom tool semi-fixed on the end of a bench on a homemade upright holder much like the one Lee Valley sells with the tool:
http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=65681&cat=1,130,43409,43410

Lately I've noticed I need to move the Foredom around from the one bench near the vise to the welding bench, etc.
I decided to just hang the Foredom motor on a chain from hooks I'd install at various locations.
That left me with the Foredom hand piece just hanging down on the bench.
I wanted something better. I wanted a pocket or holster for the handpiece that I could mount near/on the motor.

After watching another video from Lars Christensen where he showed some basic "sculpting" in Fusion 360 I got inspired.
(if I can find that video again I will link it)

This project gave me a chance to play with:
-sculpting to create a basic cylinder,
-using symmetry to flare the top and bottom edges
-using "edit form" to pull the back edge straight and taller for a mounting location
-finding the "export" option to share the design here

Here's what I came up with:
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I printed it from Cura using that same orientation with some "brim" to aid in bed adhesion.

Here's how it came out:
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I don't know what caused the defect in printing:
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I compared it against a couple of on-line references, and didn't really nail it down.
I'd be grateful to hear some wisdom.

Here it is with the Foredom hand piece:
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And finally installed:
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I drilled a hole in the taller "back" part for mounting using the original screw hole that hold the handle on.
The cable seems bent in a long slow curve, no sharp kinks to cause problems.

I have also attached the fusion 360 *.f3d file in a zip file.

-brino
 

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Do you have the configuration set to start each layer at the same place or at random locations? I've had similar deformations when each layer started at the same point but it may not have started the extrusion quite soon enough. I changed my configurations to start at random points.
 

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Pretty cool there, Brino! I have the Foredom stand and hang my hand piece on it but I agree that its a pain to have to move it. I like your solution.

Couldn't help but notice a cameo by your beautiful Parker vise!
 

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Do you have the configuration set to start each layer at the same place or at random locations? I've had similar deformations when each layer started at the same point but it may not have started the extrusion quite soon enough. I changed my configurations to start at random points.
Thanks Mike, I will have to wade thru the configurations and see if I can find that setting. I must admit that there are a whack of settings that I don't fully understand, and many that I researched once and then never touched and so I have already forgotten.

-brino
 

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Perfection, now you're ready to come over and organize my shop :grin:
 

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you're ready to come over and organize my shop
Nope, not yet.......I could pencil you in for about the fall of 2030.....does that work for you?

I am still trying to clean up and make room.........I have the local Boy Scout group coming over to use my shop.
That's what we did it when my sons were in Scouts and they've been coming back every year since.

The Scouts (typically ages 11-14) start with this kit:
https://scoutshop.ca/Item?item=629055712029
and come up with their own designs and we get to (attempt to) implement them.

We have 12 sessions planned to have a maximum of three kids in the shop at a time. Some sessions are on their regular meeting nights, and some Saturdays and Sundays we're running sessions morning and afternoon.

The Beaver's (typically ages 5-7) do this kit: https://scoutshop.ca/Item?item=629055712128
The Cub's (typically ages 8-10) do this kit: https://scoutshop.ca/Item?item=629055711008
(thankfully NOT in my shop too!)

I also run the "Pit Stop" repair table on race day for all levels.
Wheel alignments and weight changes are most of the jobs.
Since they are only "gravity powered" everyone tries to hit the maximum weight limit.
All the vehicles are weighed at check-in time, if they are over-weight for there category we need to do a quick reduction (chop or hollow-out).
There is also the occasional fragile design, jumped the track, or roll-over that needs a rebuild during the day.

It's a great and satisfying type of busy, loud, chaos.......a lot of fun.
I realize that not all the kids have a place to build stuff like I did.
(I remember needing to stand on a stool to see when my Dad taught me some woodturning on his homemade lathe :D)
So I want to be sure they get the chance.

-brino
 

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ah man. 2030? really?
Well, if I had to get three younguns' into my shop right now we'd be in trouble. Got to get it cleaned out!

I helped a friend with his son's PWD car for three years running. He won all three years.
That's cool that you're doing that.
 
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