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Tea light Easter tree.

by chriske, published

Tea light Easter tree. by chriske Mar 16, 2016
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Usually it is a Christmas tree but my wife asked for a Easter-tree. So instead of the small Christmas containers(glass) I printed a few eggs to be hung in our tree. The tree-version eggs are mostly not usable for you folks, so I added a table model also.
In the tree-version there's a ring shaped recess to allow the egg to be hung in the steel rings I welded onto the steel tree. Once the egg hangs in the tree the recess is not visible anymore.
Printed this in PLA and the eggs do not get warm at all. I suppose the small gap between egg and tea-light is just enough to avoid building up warmth in the egg. There's also a large hole in the bottom for air to pass.
The vent hole in the table version should not be blocked, so put a few smell screws/bolts in the little (2mm)holes in the bottoms rim.
Maybe this ventilation precaution is not even necessary, don't know. Using ABS it should be ok I think. Anyway : Better save than sorrow...!

I was not able to print these eggs without cooling the part(not the nozzle of course). During printing PLA started to curl around the nozzle(at the beginning of the print).
For the tree version I also added a rim in slicer because there's only a narrow ring to start with on the heatbed.

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