Kendama proper

by Kulitorum, published

Kendama proper by Kulitorum Dec 2, 2012

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A proper printable kendama. This one prints in 4 parts that are glued together.

Great fun for the kids.


Print both kebdama parts and two halfballs. Glue the parts together. Make sure the spike fits into the ball. You may have to clean the inside of the ball to make it fit. Glue the parts together.

I drilled a hole for the string. I guess I could have printed the hole, but it would never have worked anyway. Drilling works :)

Mine is printed with a 0.5mm nozzle, 0.3mm layer height and 4 outlines. With these settings, it may have some holes, so I guess you should print it with 0.1 or 0.2mm layer height.

Source is 3ds max, so here's just STLs

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Mine sliced funny so every 10 layers or so on the bottom it printed little slits. I'm not sure if it is a g-code error or if it was just matter control

Is it possible you are printing it on a non-heated bed and seeing some warping? The models looks ok to me.

it seems that ball is not correctly separated. I think the flat surface is not quite flat enough.

Hmmm, yes it is mirrored correctly - as you can see in thingyview. I'm afraid you printed the same one twize.

Is the mirrored one really mirrored? I printed both and the cups don't line up (unless I flip one over).