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GearVase by JelleBoomstra Mar 12, 2012
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Wanna sneak some tech stuff into the house while keeping your significant other happy as well?
This vase looks pretty all by itself, but if you look closer you might discover the involute gear profile in the sides. Will that keep your techhead happy?


I printed this on a Ultimaker + (with a Z travel of 800mm) and a 0.8mm nozzle. Sliced with SkeinPyPy, 0.4mm layer thickness, width 1mm 30mm/sec feedrate, 'joris' spiral plugin and no top. Clear PLA from unknown manufacturer (something hungarian...).

1) Scale to fit your 3D printer. Adjust settings to get a guaranteed watertight vase (test it, I didn't :)
2) Print
3) Profit!

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Waaaah printed without realizing that it had a top (I even looked at it in netFabb). I guess I'll just chop the top off? DONT_KNOW

It even says so in the description: "Sliced with SkeinPyPy, 0.4mm layer thickness, width 1mm 30mm/sec feedrate, 'joris' spiral plugin and no top."

If you use cura there even is a vase and cups setting in the simple mode... :)

I saw that, "and no top" portion but ignored it anyway. I wasn't implying that the model is wrong, just that I wish the model itself was open on the top already (without having to run a plugin). Mostly, I wish I had though about it before printing. But I think it will be okay once I chop the top off. The print came out well, at least - I'll post it tonight.

Al slicers I know wil try to make a an outside and an inside wall in that case, which prevents a single line wall that spirals up. You want that to avoid the ugly 'skeinforge seam' (in this case though it might not be too visible).

Hmm, I see what you're saying.