Woodworking blog entries tagged with '3d'

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3D Wall Art: Minecraft Edition

08-26-2015 12:27 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I had a lot of fun making this project. It wasn’t complex or even involved any real type of joinery like usual. I did get to use my bandsaw a lot which was fun. I haven’t really used it but to make a few cuts here and there. The Ridgid bandsaw did great with cutting out the letters. Another fun part of this project was that my wife helped me paint. I enjoyed spending the time with her and just having some good conversation. Check out what the great teamwork accomplished in the video. View o...

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Inventable X Carve Review CNC 3D carver

04-14-2015 11:13 PM by Warren1971 | 1 comment »

I was excited when I spoke to Inventables and was offered their new desktop CNC machine called the X-Carve for review, as CNC was something I had wanted to get into for a long time. Here is a link to the video on the build This video will give you a brief overview on how to build one of these CNC machines as well as giving my opinion on the build and the X-Carve CNC, I also discuss Inventables software that runs th...

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Make a 3D Christmas Tree Puzzle on the Bandsaw

12-20-2014 06:18 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I have enjoyed my new bandsaw greatly. It was a great addition and there will be many more project coming off of it. This time I am making a small Christmas Tree Puzzle that is 2 levels high. The materials cost is extremely low because you can use a scrap 2×4. This project can get the kids involved or you can hog all the building fun for yourself. The approximate size of the the is 6″x3″x 1 1/2″. After a little paint it can go to the kids to give them some fun times. Click here for the vid...

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3D Printed for Lumberjocks #3: Corner Center Tool

02-01-2014 05:56 PM by WispWoods | 5 comments »

Many complex shop tasks can be simplified with basic geometry. One good example is laying out an Octagon on the end of a square board. The math required to calculate the distance from the corner to the next point on the Octagon is more than I care to pursue. Luckily, through the magic of geometry we can easily mark of this distance with a compass. The only tricky part is getting the point of your compass to register into the corner of the board (This is especially tricky with dimensional l...

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3D Printed for Lumberjocks #2: Tiny Stanley

01-05-2014 12:30 AM by WispWoods | 1 comment »

Stanley must have been one heck of a woodworking super hero to have ALL those tools named after him. Personally, I can’t wait for the day when we can 3D Print tools. Then we can put our OWN names on them!! This project is a step in that direction. A 3D printed Stanley, er… make that David, No 4 handplane. This was printed in a material called “Alumide” at Shapeways. It is a mixture of plastic and aluminum. Super lightweight and fairly durable. While ...

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3D Printed for Lumberjocks #1: Drink Espresso in Style

01-05-2014 12:10 AM by WispWoods | 6 comments »

If there is one thing that gets me more excited than woodworking, it is 3D printing. My best days are when I can 3D print something that indulges the word nerd within. That is why I’m so excited to share this with you! I don’t own a 3D printer myself (I would buy an 8” jointer first). I rely on Shapeways to print my models for me. Something great that Shapeways also does is to allow people to offer their items for sale I have one of these cups from Shapeways and it...

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Visible Maze Design in progress!

07-15-2013 03:11 AM by mja979 | 2 comments »

I recently completed this proof of concept and soon will be making this design in some Maple Burl. I just need to a few more tools… LOL

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3D Stars #1: Program for Calculating Dimensions and Angles for 3D Stars

12-11-2012 09:14 AM by Aggie69 | 10 comments »

Have you ever seen a 3 Dimensional star that you really thought was pretty – perhaps on the side of a barn, in someone’s house, or even a Christmas decoration? As a woodworker you may have thought “I’d like to try making one like that.” When you research 3 dimensional (3D) stars on this forum or on the internet as a whole, you’ll be disappointed in what you find. If you’re lucky, you may find a project or two that talks about a specific sized star ...

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006: pallet wood cutting board #1: visualizing a cutting board in SketchUp

03-29-2010 01:03 PM by Gary Fixler | 6 comments »

I got some good suggestions in my last post about what to do with this block that I glued up from mostly reclaimed red oak pallet wood: One of the ideas I liked best was an end grain cutting board. I realized I had pics of each side of the block, so I made a block in SketchUp of the same dimensions, then slapped on textures from those pictures. It looked like this: Now I could cut that up by drawing lines at the locations where I wanted the cuts, then using the push/pull tool t...

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American Hanging Cupboard #4: 3D Rendering/Texturing in Sketchup

10-31-2009 01:51 AM by Mark D. | 4 comments »

So after the tip from Jack regarding Kerkythea I decided to download it and play around. I found some amazing wood textures at Arroway Textures of different wood species(they have a sample available for each species for non-commercial use) and started applying them to the model… below are some shots of the results. If you click on the exploded view it will open a large version rendered at the highest available pixel setting in Kerkythea. There are a few spots where the texture is app...

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