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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!
Stylish W for Craft Project by wd5gnr is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure wd5gnr 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!