Ramblin' Dan's Workshop

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Ramblin' Dan's Workshop Blog

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Ramblin' Dan's Workshop Blog

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Exploring 3D printing for several years has been a good experience for developing skills with FDM (filament style) plastic extrusion printing and with DLP, a projected light style 3D printing using liquid resin. Both methods produce items that are plastic. Using these processes in the foreseeable fu...
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Did I Mention, They Are Hollow?

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The finished smiling owls all polished up and with their pendant jump ring and bails in place. Did I mention they are hollow? If solid it would act like a wrecking ball as the wearer moved around! One feller is laid back to show off the lack of interior mass. They are about 25 MM in height. Sightly ...
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Dawn of a New Silver Casting Era?

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I have been experimenting with 3D printing to make masters for my investment casting. Called "lost wax casting" when the master is wax. The 3D print is a form of plastic. These happy owls are the first reasonable casting. They are thin and hollow. Fresh out of the investment, the black is fire scale...
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Gearing Up

I have been off track, fooling around with 3D printing for about two years. The glitz has worn off but I am definitely not stopping "manufacturing" plastic stuff. There are many good things I have made or actually manufactured from plastic. 3D printing just isn't what I consider an "Art-Craft" I pus...
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The RD Forum

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Just invented here. I just put up a forum website called “ The RD Forum ” There is a link in the left hand column under Companion Links . A forum is a throwback to the days when I used to offer a PHP Forum named.” TEDEX ” It operated for several years and had about 100 or more user/followers registe...
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Dan Kautz
This website may be a bust. It is totally installed and operational except for one major flaw. It won't send emails from the Stack... Read More
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 11:51
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