I’ve finally completed my Fellblade. Read Part 2 of my Step-by-Step: here
This replica has been donated to the 2013 Child’s play Charity Auction.
My Solidoodle 3 arrived a week ago, and I’ve been having some fun.
The first hour:
There have been successes: (The first 48 hours)
And some failures: (PSA: Make a filament guide)
Once I wrap up some current projects, I hope to compose a very detailed post about the pros, cons, and what to expect from this 3D printer.
Here’s a quick update on current happenings and projects:
New Auction is now up for the Master Sword – CLICK HERE!!
For the Bat’leth, I started with a few difference references to get the scale and shape correct.
The first draft looked like this:
I showed it off to a fan form for them to tear it apart. They exceeded my expectations, and directed me to an episode of Deep Space 9:
http://www.startrek.com/watch_episode/T_FQA19c6LaI (relevant clip at 22:39)
DAX: Computer. I want a Klingon bat’leth, tip to tip one hundred and sixteen centimetres, weight five point three kilos with an exterior handgripping diameter of five centimetres. Blades composite baakonite.
KOLOTH: Ah, a warrior’s configuration. Now what are you going to do with it?
I went back the sketch, increased the size and thickness, and changed the shape to get the weight spot on.
Then I cut it on the CNC plasma cutter:
Here’s the product so far:
Next up, I’ll want to invent a grinder attachment to make these long edges much safer to grind.
Estimated project completion: November 2013