A woodworking shaper is a high powered wood working tool that is something like an industrial strength router table. A shaper was donated to local makerspace Loveland CreatorSpace for the woodshop that was missing dust collection covers. Loveland CreatorSpace member Richard designed these dust collection covers, and IT-Works 3D printed them on a LulzBot Mini to last in a busy workshop with 1.5mm shell, 30% infill, and printed in strong, tough, Colorado made Inova-1800 co-polyester.
Yes, that’s glitter in the black Inova, we know a guy 😉
Great deals on refurbished top rated LulzBot 3D printers this 4th of July weekend. Minis for $899, TAZ 5s from $1199, and even a prototype TAZ 6! Look for “A condition” printers, which are in excellent condition.
I’m often trying to find practical uses for 3D printing, but it wasn’t until I started planning our summer camping trip that I found how useful having a 3D printer could be!
Starting with my favorite print: This is an extension for a kayak paddle. It is a handle for the paddle, giving something larger to hang on to while out on the water! Just slip the kayak paddle in and bolt the two parts together around it!
Next up is a chair foot replacement! You know those folding camping chairs and how sometimes the stupid feet break on them. I used to just cope with sitting in an unbalanced chair and make jokes about being unbalanced! Now you can just print a replacement foot. Remove the old hardware from the broken foot, replace with this handy 3D printed foot, and you’re good to go! They make them for the front feet as well as the back!
This next one is a cool little rope tightener. I apologize for everything being in black, I didn’t really feel like swapping out filament for each print. 😉 ‘nGen” filament is made by ColorFabb!
Last up is a tent pole cap! Sometimes the peak of the tent needs a little reinforcement or support! This cool little print while made of black nGen could be made of a more flexible filament like NinjaFlex , SemiFlex, or even PCTPE. NinjaFlex is a flexible filament and a favorite of mine. The SemiFlex is also flexible like the NinjaFlex, but has some extra firmness. The PCTPE is a flexible and dyeable nylon so you could customize that to your liking. For what it is worth, nGen comes in a variety of colors as do most of our filaments. I’ll spare everyone my need to print in pink ABS.. this time! 🙂
The first of the LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printers are coming through our refurbishing queue, starting with a prototype “nutmeg” series printer. If it’s sold out, more are coming soon, so join the waitlist for notifications!
13670 is the “pick of the litter”, with a beautiful shiny coat, high energy printing capability, the latest V2C toolhead connector, and highly desirable metal cased power supply!
Why are 13670 and siblings so inexpensive? We have a whole pack of them, and need to find them good homes to make room for more.
Seriously though. This printer and several others we have ready to ship are in FANTASTIC shape. We need to move some printers, so you get a great deal. These prices only last until we sell down, so take one home today! Click LulzBot TAZ 5 3D Printer #13670 for more details and pictures.