Any one print a Christmas gift this year?



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    This year I printed some small detail sanding blocks for my dad since he does a lot of wood working. I designed a small box to fit them all as well.

    Have you made any gifts for people this year?



  • We printed and gave about 10 money frogs this Christmas (body from thing 1168694, stick from 820450). One of them was 200% and took about 24H to print.

    It's interesting that different brands of PLA sound different (Filacube sounds better than Matteforge), and same for infill style (honeycomb sounds better than linear).



  • Not this year but last year I had a mountain of fun using PLA to totally enclose a present for my wife. It took her the better part of two hours to get it out of the totally sealed box!
    More fun than a humanoid should be allowed to have !!!
    The recipient MUST have a good sense of humour or there is a danger that you might be wearing the present before the night is over 🙂



  • I did many, here's one.
    https://postimg.cc/YG3t7jgC



  • Does to myself count? I mean the Hemera mount wasn't going to print itself:D
    Other than that the usual custom cookie cutters and chocolate molds (the latter was vacuum formed over a 3d printed plug).

    Merry Christmas; may your bed stay true and your filament never jam!



  • @Phaedrux That's awesome! Way to take care of Dad!



  • I printed a Clock for my Grandson. He is learning how to tell time and is into clocks right now.IMG_2021.JPG



  • @timcurtis67 Then you'll need to know the best way to teach the little chap how to tell the time. I recommend the Dave Alan method. In case you haven't come across that, here is a link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QVPUIRGthI

    Edit. Do NOT let the little chap watch that video.



  • @deckingman Thanks for the link.

    He has been learning from one of the game apps on his amazon kids addition table.



  • @Phaedrux said in Any one print a Christmas gift this year?:

    This year I printed some small detail sanding blocks for my dad since he does a lot of wood working.

    It made me to think about the difference between 3D printing and woodworking. First, people that do wood working have less need/motivation to own a 3D printer since they have another way to make physical things. Second, does 3D printing have less 'soul' and the aspect of workmanship than woodworking?



  • @zapta said in Any one print a Christmas gift this year?:

    Second, does 3D printing have less 'soul' and the aspect of workmanship than woodworking?

    I'd say yes and no; depends. Having spent some time designing, printing, finishing chocolate molds I'd say they had some soul to them. Downloading a pokewhatnot and printing less so; but at the end of the day the right recipient may favour the pokething more.



  • @zapta said in Any one print a Christmas gift this year?:

    @Phaedrux said in Any one print a Christmas gift this year?:

    This year I printed some small detail sanding blocks for my dad since he does a lot of wood working.

    It made me to think about the difference between 3D printing and woodworking. First, people that do wood working have less need/motivation to own a 3D printer since they have another way to make physical things. Second, does 3D printing have less 'soul' and the aspect of workmanship than woodworking?

    For me it's a no. I do both woodworking and 3D printing. I printed a clock on my printer and built him a Lego table out of wood.

    Woodworking and 3D printing are just different ways to express yourself.



  • @zapta said in Any one print a Christmas gift this year?:

    does 3D printing have less 'soul' and the aspect of workmanship than woodworking?

    They are both ways of creating something that require planning, skill, patience, and creativity. The tools and techniques vary, and perhaps the amount of physical labour, but the end result is the same, and that is to produce an item of some interest or use. Any debate between them really comes down to aesthetics. Perhaps that's where the soul lives, but I think it's only part of it. The other half being in the intention imbued in the item by its creator.


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