Re: 3D printing...some random thoughts
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You say that you have totally transitioned to 3D printing... I've been thinking about that and wonder what kind of tools you use that you consider essential. For example...in my shop I consider a drill press, a scroll saw, a disk sander, and a bandsaw essential. Many small tools, different glues and fasteners...I could go on and on.
What, in your 3D printing shop, do you consider essential?
And a side question...is there dust? In my shop wood dust is a factor that I need to consider. In a 3D printing environment is there dust, or odor?
On Mon, 10 Feb 2020 at 15:39, Randy <rglissmann@...> wrote:
As an old (67) woodworker I had some initial reservations about both CNC and 3D printing. I have great respect for the craftsmen that can create wood objects that I don't have the talent nor patience to make. Also being an engineer, I'm intrigued by technology and while some may consider it a shortcut, these TOOLs allow me to create things, very challenging things, that I would probably give up on. Anyway, I got tired of wood dust and totally transitioned to 3D printing. I'm willing to accept the scorn of the purests, but for most people, they just appreciate the creative effort in my designs. I airbrush my work so the material, plastic vs. wood, is immaterial. To reiterate, I'm in awe of someone who can create a 40 tooth gear by hand.