Stylish W for Craft Project

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Stylish W for Craft Project by wd5gnr Jan 19, 2013

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A big W reproduced from a real-world wooden object. More detail on how this was created (including the digital repair of the break in the original wooden letter) are in my OpenSCAD book (http://www.amazon.com/OpenSCAD-3D-Printing-Al-Williams-ebook/dp/B00I6K19OM).


My wife had a craft project going and had a wooden W that somehow broke.

I took a cell phone picture of the piece with just a little of the break showing. In GIMP I erased the background, filled the object white and repaired the damage.

Then Inkscape's tracer converted the object to a path by tracing.

Import that as an SVG geometry into FreeCAD. There were 3 little "noise" paths which I deleted. Then I extruded the path to 5mm height and saved as STL.

Did a netfabb repair "just in case" and then printed a test print at 33%. A "big" 80% print is under way now and looks good.

Physical photo copies indeed!

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