Wow it has been over a year since I’ve posted. I got waylaid with home projects and forgot about keeping this blog up to date. However I have not completely abandoned 3d printing and have used it for a variety of projects around the house. Here are some of those projects:
We got tired of the silverware tray sliding to the back of the drawer so I printed this drawer spacer (yes I know it would have been faster to cut up a block of wood but where’s the fun in that?):
First Up, I got tired of almost getting stabbed every time I opened the kitchen utility drawer and the meat thermometer popped up with the sharp end pointing at me. So I printed this cone device that a) weights that end so that it stays down and b) if it should pop up, does not present a sharp end!
We got a picnic table with an umbrella over the summer. I needed to store the umbrella in the house for the winter which left an exposed umbrella stand top, perfect for catching snow and rain water. So I printed a cap for the stand. Note that I used ABS plastic for this so it would stand up to the sun.
When we had Thanksgiving, we needed to add card tables to the regular table for the additional guests. Of course those card tables are not the same height as the dining room table so I printed table leg extensions to bring them up to the correct height. One of the card tables was partially on the floor and partially on the rug so it required two different heights. And I wanted were the card tables joined to not move so I printed extensions with two holes in them to hold the tables together. Worked like a charm.
In an on-going battle with my goggles that have a fan in them, I finally gave up on the battery box provided with the goggles and created my own battery box that had a simple mechanical switch instead of a electronic one. I needed a cable strain relief coming from the battery box so I printed one of my own (junction of box and cable in the middle of the picture).