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Herb Grinder

by ganjamantingboi, published

Herb Grinder by ganjamantingboi Mar 11, 2012

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Its for grinding herbs and plant matter.... such as oregano, basil, tyme, mint ETC.


From what I have seen, this is the worlds first 3d printed grinder. The design needs to be refined. currently it works, but not perfectly. I have included the rhino .3dm files and parametric grasshopper definition .ghx if this helps.
With support beneath, you could extrude pictures/ text etc and create custom grinders.

slasher is a large grinder with different shaped teeth so the grinder is one-directional and can be seen in the screenshot. grinderting is smaller and similar to classic plastic grinders (photos).
Be careful not to be grinding any plastic into your herbs! I printed with ABS but perhaps PLA is better.

I think reasonably slow print speed is best to get good resolution of the teeth, it is however not as good as a grinder created from a mould as it is impossible to get the teeth as sharp with a RepRap.


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Yeah dude, your name totally gives it away. On another note, would you be able to print a 4 piece one? or would the threading and screen be too small?

I tried printing this last night and everything was going well except it wouldnt print the top of the teeth for some reason slic3r stopped about half way up any ideas as to what went wrong?

I would honestly remove the winkwinknudgenudge from your description. http://www.thingiverse.com/legalhttp://www.thingiverse.com/leg...

what wink wink nudge nudge? ;)

Yes! It's for "herbs"! Thank goodness I can finally grind my oregano to perfection!