Soap Dish 2
by ianjohnson, published
I managed to do all of the modeling parametrically this time, so there shouldn't be any mesh-related weirdness.
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You can get a glossy finish with ABS by brushing it with Acetone (nail varnish remover) as it dissolves the surface. Worth experimenting on something small first! http://hydraraptor.blogspot.co...
Will from Makerbot is printing this for me via his Etsy store - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?u...
This will also serve as a test object for me, so I can see what it is like to work with the machine's output before deciding to make the money and time commitment to put together one of my own.
I was going to try sanding, but I am interested in hearing about other methods to smooth out the texture of extruded ABS.
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Alternate between sanding and filling with a brush or dipping to hide the seam and create a smooth surface. The ABS cement is goopy, and is good for filling. A thinner solution is better for smoothing.
If you need a color other than black, you can make your own cement. Use a grinder and your ABS filament to make shavings or powder, and mix it with acetone.
I finished this dish with several coats of sprayed on white plastidip to give it a smooth, slightly rubbery surface.
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