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Thread: I've been Tinkering

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    I've been Tinkering

    I've been tinkering, well to be more precise I've been doing some 3D design in TinkerCad and getting it printed at my local library.

    I need a project to do, something relatively small but challenging for me as it's been about 20 years since I did any CAD work.

    So I decided to have a go at designing and printing a copy of my FTR rifle's trigger guard.
    An interesting shape with lots of curves, holes and a slot.

    4th and final prototype (see pictures). Bonus is that it is 10 grammes lighter than the original - which can help in a shooting class with a weight limit.

    I will get some printed in different colours and higher density printing. Should be about $4-$5 each to print.


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    I can see people printing ak,s or ar,s with these machines. That will get plod going

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    Yep when you get the visit Cyclops bet it’s the The library is Liberian that dobbed you in
    It's all fun and games till Darthvader comes along
    I respect your beliefs but don't impose them on me.

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    It is cup of tea handle. You guys see evil everywhere:-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Yep when you get the visit Cyclops bet itís the The library is Liberian that dobbed you in
    In public this is referred to as a "Finger Guard" for macninery. Technically correct description.
    I do the Jedi Mind Control so no-one knows anything else.

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    I can see people printing ak,s or ar,s with these machines. That will get plod going
    Or at least print replicas for display and to confuse the authorities.
    "No sir that's not a rifle, really it's not."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclops View Post
    In public this is referred to as a "Finger Guard" for macninery. Technically correct description.
    I do the Jedi Mind Control so no-one knows anything else.


    Or at least print replicas for display and to confuse the authorities.
    "No sir that's not a rifle, really it's not."
    that's why i order airsoft gun parts for my guns!

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    Sounds like your library is not only well set up, but more resilient that others.

    My closest to work - Wellington Library is closed due to earthquake damage.
    My closest to home - Waikanae closed due to mould from water damage.

    I ship my 3d designs off to a workmate in Auckland, as using the public 3D printing in my region is too hard. I foresee the purchase of a 3D printer in my not too distant future.
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    After 5 evolutions/prototypes/redesigns the final edition was achieved.
    Added colour for some interest.

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