Loading

Hey! This thing is still a Work in Progress. Files, instructions, and other stuff might change!

An attempt at a greek fluted column

by drawks, published

An attempt at a greek fluted column by drawks Feb 19, 2013
0 Share
Download All Files

Thing Apps Enabled

Order This Printed View All Apps

Contents

Tags

Use This Project

Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.

Print Thing Tag

Thing Statistics

1857Views 525Downloads Found in Buildings & Structures

Summary

After toying with a model of doric column I really wanted a column with proper entasis. I think there may be a minor error in my math... If anyone has a better solution I'd be very interested to see it.

edit: I figured out what was messed up in my math, but have no reasonable solution yet... doh!

edit 2: I think I figured it out.

Instructions

So the scad for this is semi-parameterized; the arc_r variable is the radius of the arc of the entasis of the column. Using the values in the file will result in 5/6 entasis on a column with a base width of 12 and base/height ratio of 1:5.5 AFAICT these dimensions are period correct for a greek doric column, but I haven't accounted at all for the capital of abacus. The bottom 1/3 of the column has straight sides, however I've seen some diagrams that indicate that some columns may have the entasis arc continued smoothly through the bottom 1/3 as well.

At any rate this is probably a decent start for anyone wanting to do greek architecture without having to figure out all the math. The wikipedia article on trigonometry and solving triangles was very helpful :)

More from Buildings & Structures

view more

All Apps

3D Print your file with 3D Hubs, the world’s largest online marketplace for 3D printing services.

App Info Launch App

Auto-magically prepare your 3D models for 3D printing. A cloud based 3D models Preparing and Healing solution for 3D Printing, MakePrintable provides features for model repairing, wall thickness...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

With 3D Slash, you can edit 3d models like a stonecutter. A unique interface: as fun as a building game! The perfect tool for non-designers and children to create in 3D.

App Info Launch App

Print through a distributed network of 3D printing enthusiasts from across the US, at a fraction of the cost of the competitors. We want to change the world for the better through technology, an...

App Info Launch App

Quickly Scale, Mirror or Cut your 3D Models

App Info Launch App

3D Print a wide range of designs with Treatstock. Easy to use tools to get the perfect result. The global 3D printing network that connects you with high-quality and fast working print services nea...

App Info Launch App
Top