We're excited and proud to launch Thingiverse Apps. Learn More about what this means to you.
No lady should walk the woods unprepared for conflict.
The Thingiverse version will last you through a quick jaunt to the Renaissance Faire, but if you really want to wow the wenches or bring the jarls to the yard you'll want a bronze or gold set from Shapeways: http://bit.ly/NafZaL
They're more elegant and durable than their ABS-printed counterparts.
Just print and coif, though it wouldn't hurt to brush the shafts with sandpaper before milady puts these in her hair.
Flagrant stagecraft alert: The lovely and talented Mrs. Zheng3 is modeling an earlier prototype, coated in gold leaf. The version you'll download is slightly thinner with a more effective taper.
You can get an inexpensive (imitation) gold leaf kit off Amazon for a few bucks: http://amzn.to/PMiSil
Here's a video tutorial on four ways to use hairsticks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YTFcq3N2v0&feature=related
There are two STLs in the zip. The sprue version is for people having trouble with a long, skinny print: it adds a little surface area to keep the end of the stick from curling. Just trim it off with your preferred blade and sand the burrs.
Print at high infill. See a lovely failure of this print at http://www.zheng3.com/2012/07/16/gossamer-failure/
Zheng3 Battle Axe Hairsticks by zheng3 is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure zheng3 would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!