9/16 in. wrench

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9/16 in. wrench by ow3n Jul 7, 2012

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This is a 9/16 in. wrench made in Sketchup and printed with a MakerBot Replicator. I laser-engraved the surface after printing and gave it to my dad. Couldn't think of a thing that we had passed back and forth more times than this.


Download, print with a 50% in-fill and support structure.

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wanted to print this but as discovered that there is 2 faults in the stl as soon as i saw the layers in cura. hope you fix it as you are the only one i found that actualy made a wrench that look like a real one.

Did you try to use it? Or is it purely decorative?

Any chance you could post the Sketchup file for this?

ow3n - in reply to mikeq

Here you go. I found the original in the wild and edited it in Sketchup to be able to print it. 

mikeq - in reply to ow3n

Great thanks! I was modifying it in Sketchup when I noticed that the box wrench side is not correct. It is not 9/16" like the open end side. The person who made it, created it so the points in the box wrench were 9/16" not the flats. I have resized it to be correct if you need it.

ow3n - in reply to mikeq

I noticed that too. I can update it here or link to yours. Email here: http://owenmundy.com/site/contacthttp://owenmundy.com/site/cont...

I tried printing this, but after it lays down a few layers of the open ended side of the wrench it then tries printing the rest. Problem is that the rest is up a few layers and it just prints that in air, which does not work.

I know how to set 50% in-fill so I guess the big question is: how do I activate “support structure”? I’m assuming this is the key element I’m missing. I'm using Pronterface with slicer.

I used ReplicatorG (0034 though I suspect this option hasn't changed much) and selected "External support" in the "Use support material" drop-down in the Generate Gcode dialog box. Not sure if you have that option?

Ah ok you're using a makerbot. I downloaded ReplicatorG and see the setting you're talking about, but I am using a RepRap Prusa Mendel so I don't think the gcode will work on my machine.

I have to check if I can make this happen with netfabb or something.

Try Slic3r or Cura. Cura especially is very good at support material.