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A Scroll 'ello for your O'cello

by willnewton Nov 27, 2017
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From what I gather, ocellowillnecktop.stl replaces Part 1 in o-Cello?

Yes, it breaks Part 1 into two parts, the top of the neck and the scroll itself.

Hello I dont know if I'm the only one how the file apear super small some can help me which scale need to be ?

It sounds like you have an issue with your software importing the file and re-scaling it. My file was drawn in inches and when I import it into S3D for slicing it gives a warning saying "The file is too small do you want to convert it to mm?" I click yes and proceed with the slicing and print. Your software may not be doing the conversion before opening it for you to view or print.

I hope this helps you a bit.

Thanks for the great remix. This is a beautiful piece and really good instructions on how to print and fit it.

Thanks, I like your cello design. I love the hi tech and futuristic look. Even after I had my scroll prototype made, I still was not sure I wanted to mount it because I like your headless original so much. In the end, I decided to keep it clean by not adding the pegs, although I think I will add them to the files in a few days, just in case someone wants them. I made the instructions especially clear because I want folks to have success. I don’t play cello (bass player) but I love breaking out of the standard print volume and the O’cello produces a large result without endless hours of printing.

The appearance of the original design was actually due to the desire to make it easy to print and assemble. I tried to keep the number of pieces to a minimum, to have no pieces over 18cm length, and to always have a large, flat surface on every piece for support-free and raft-free printing because this is the best way to ensure consistency over different 3D printers and slicers. I think that when you design within very limiting constraints and at the same time try to produce something functional the end result can turn out to be beautiful, although in a different way to the ornate beauty of a hand-crafted object.

I also hadn't played the cello before printing my own. I've since learned that I'm going to need to toughen up my fingers a lot if I'm ever going to play it well!