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Re: 3d printed clear Chaparral scales

Postby cabfrank » Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:49 am

Really nice. It reminds me that I need to try a Chap.

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Re: 3d printed clear Chaparral scales

Postby Wartstein » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:53 am

cabfrank wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:49 am
Really nice. It reminds me that I need to try a Chap.

You do. :D
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- Mountains/outdoors: Salt 2 SE in LC200N, Pac.Salt 1 SE in H1, Endura in VG10 (Micarta scales).

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Re: 3d printed clear Chaparral scales

Postby Josh Crutchley » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:12 am

Finally got around to finishing the scales and uploading them to Thingiverse. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5215047
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Re: 3d printed clear Chaparral scales

Postby Paraguy » Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:07 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:53 am
cabfrank wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:49 am
Really nice. It reminds me that I need to try a Chap.

You do. :D
Hah! Wartsein is converting everyone, the biggest proponent of the Chap on this forum no doubt!
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Re: 3d printed clear Chaparral scales

Postby Paraguy » Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:13 pm

Joshcrutchley1 wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:00 pm
Zive wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:03 pm
Nice work! How durable is this material?
I know I said it was brittle but that was an assumption based on the gray resin. I just tested a few of my test prints and they are all flexible but will eventually snap. It's not really comparable to plexiglass like I initally said.
sal wrote: Very cool Josh.

sal
Thanks! I hope to get access to a cnc to use more normal scale materials.
A cheap Genmitsu CNC could work
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Re: 3d printed clear Chaparral scales

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:14 pm

Joshcrutchley1 wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:12 am
Finally got around to finishing the scales and uploading them to Thingiverse. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5215047
Nice! Thanks!

I might try to print a set but I'm not sure how they'll come out on a FDM printer. I actually forgot you had done a set already. I thought about drawing my own when I did the back spacer. I still might. just need to decide how I'd like to do the texturing. Not sure I can do better than what's already on the FRN Chap. In fact, I know I'm not going to improve. Maybe just something different.

EDIT: I decided to go ahead an print a set using the slightly textured surface that I currently have on one of my machines. I also have a textured PEI surface that I might try. Camo green is on that machine so that's what I'm going with. I was thinking about neon green, red, or blue. I have some really nice colors.

I grew a set of scales...
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EDIT 2: looking at that pic it looks like I could've bumped up the flow rate a little for the first layer for both scales. I'm sure what I'm seeing in the pic is hard to see in person but I might reprint after I test. I think I'll try the build surface I have that has more texture just to see how they turn out.

Josh did a nice job on the model. There's a few minor changes I'd like to make. So I'm going to model my own set in CAD when I have time
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Re: 3d printed clear Chaparral scales

Postby Tonnor01531 » Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:31 pm

Very cool! Imagine the look with polished liners

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Re: 3d printed clear Chaparral scales

Postby Wartstein » Thu Jan 27, 2022 1:04 am

Paraguy wrote:
Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:07 pm
Wartstein wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:53 am
cabfrank wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:49 am
Really nice. It reminds me that I need to try a Chap.

You do. :D
Hah! Wartsein is converting everyone, the biggest proponent of the Chap on this forum no doubt!
:beaming-face ... yes, I do think the Chap is extremely capable, sturdy and a perfect design for its overall size!

But another reason for why I always recommend to just try it out is to debunk another one of those "knife myths" (a very early of the threads I started actually is about these: viewtopic.php?t=84681#p1354224) - like "serrations are hard to sharpen and only for cutting cordage" "backlocks are hard to close one handed" and so on.

The particular "knife myths" surrounding the Chap would be, that 2mm blade stock would be only for "light use", and also the whole thin and tiny looking Chap - some seem to think such a knife is limited to being just a "gents suit and tie" option and must be treated like made out of glass.
When in fact in such a small knife imho 2mm blade stock is the perfect blend between more than strong enough and still performance oriented.
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- EDC: Manix 2 LW in REX 45 , Endela SE in VG10, stainless steel handle Endura in VG10 (hollow grind)
- Mountains/outdoors: Salt 2 SE in LC200N, Pac.Salt 1 SE in H1, Endura in VG10 (Micarta scales).

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Re: 3d printed clear Chaparral scales

Postby Stas » Thu Jan 27, 2022 4:03 am

This is very nice! Could you use Rit Dye on it?

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Postby Michael Janich » Thu Jan 27, 2022 7:45 am

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Re: 3d printed clear Chaparral scales

Postby lilshaver » Thu Jan 27, 2022 10:40 am

The particular "knife myths" surrounding the Chap would be, that 2mm blade stock would be only for "light use", and also the whole thin and tiny looking Chap - some seem to think such a knife is limited to being just a "gents suit and tie" option and must be treated like made out of glass.
When in fact in such a small knife imho 2mm blade stock is the perfect blend between more than strong enough and still performance oriented.
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In fact this is exactly what I use my Chap for, but this is by choice and not because I fear destroying it. This knife is very capable and because of the thin blade it is a slicing machine.

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Re: 3d printed clear Chaparral scales

Postby z1r » Thu Jan 27, 2022 10:50 am

Glad this thread was resurrected, I missed it. Love those see through scales.

The green textured are nice too.

Funny, I do consider my CF Chap as my "Gentleman's knife" but my Raffir Noble or FRN versions are what I go to when I only carry one knife; small enough yet big enough.

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Re: 3d printed clear Chaparral scales

Postby Josh Crutchley » Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:15 pm

Sharp Guy wrote:
Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:14 pm


Nice! Thanks!

I might try to print a set but I'm not sure how they'll come out on a FDM printer. I actually forgot you had done a set already. I thought about drawing my own when I did the back spacer. I still might. just need to decide how I'd like to do the texturing. Not sure I can do better than what's already on the FRN Chap. In fact, I know I'm not going to improve. Maybe just something different.

EDIT: I decided to go ahead an print a set using the slightly textured surface that I currently have on one of my machines. I also have a textured PEI surface that I might try. Camo green is on that machine so that's what I'm going with. I was thinking about neon green, red, or blue. I have some really nice colors.

I grew a set of scales...

EDIT 2: looking at that pic it looks like I could've bumped up the flow rate a little for the first layer for both scales. I'm sure what I'm seeing in the pic is hard to see in person but I might reprint after I test. I think I'll try the build surface I have that has more texture just to see how they turn out.

Josh did a nice job on the model. There's a few minor changes I'd like to make. So I'm going to model my own set in CAD when I have time
Here's an update with texture and some lightning holes that the stock scales have. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5219809

Edit: Noticed a mistake and just updated the model so the first few people might have to redownload.
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Re: 3d printed clear Chaparral scales

Postby Paraguy » Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:41 pm

Joshcrutchley1 wrote:
Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:15 pm
Sharp Guy wrote:
Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:14 pm


Nice! Thanks!

I might try to print a set but I'm not sure how they'll come out on a FDM printer. I actually forgot you had done a set already. I thought about drawing my own when I did the back spacer. I still might. just need to decide how I'd like to do the texturing. Not sure I can do better than what's already on the FRN Chap. In fact, I know I'm not going to improve. Maybe just something different.

EDIT: I decided to go ahead an print a set using the slightly textured surface that I currently have on one of my machines. I also have a textured PEI surface that I might try. Camo green is on that machine so that's what I'm going with. I was thinking about neon green, red, or blue. I have some really nice colors.

I grew a set of scales...

EDIT 2: looking at that pic it looks like I could've bumped up the flow rate a little for the first layer for both scales. I'm sure what I'm seeing in the pic is hard to see in person but I might reprint after I test. I think I'll try the build surface I have that has more texture just to see how they turn out.

Josh did a nice job on the model. There's a few minor changes I'd like to make. So I'm going to model my own set in CAD when I have time
Here's an update with texture and some lightning holes that the stock scales have. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5219809

Edit: Noticed a mistake and just updated the model so the first few people might have to redownload.
Did you use Inkscape to get the lines right?
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Re: 3d printed clear Chaparral scales

Postby Josh Crutchley » Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:43 pm

Paraguy wrote:
Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:41 pm


Did you use Inkscape to get the lines right?
100% Fusion 360.

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Re: 3d printed clear Chaparral scales

Postby Sharp Guy » Thu Jan 27, 2022 5:05 pm

Joshcrutchley1 wrote:
Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:15 pm
Sharp Guy wrote:
Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:14 pm


Nice! Thanks!

I might try to print a set but I'm not sure how they'll come out on a FDM printer. I actually forgot you had done a set already. I thought about drawing my own when I did the back spacer. I still might. just need to decide how I'd like to do the texturing. Not sure I can do better than what's already on the FRN Chap. In fact, I know I'm not going to improve. Maybe just something different.

EDIT: I decided to go ahead an print a set using the slightly textured surface that I currently have on one of my machines. I also have a textured PEI surface that I might try. Camo green is on that machine so that's what I'm going with. I was thinking about neon green, red, or blue. I have some really nice colors.

I grew a set of scales...

EDIT 2: looking at that pic it looks like I could've bumped up the flow rate a little for the first layer for both scales. I'm sure what I'm seeing in the pic is hard to see in person but I might reprint after I test. I think I'll try the build surface I have that has more texture just to see how they turn out.

Josh did a nice job on the model. There's a few minor changes I'd like to make. So I'm going to model my own set in CAD when I have time
Here's an update with texture and some lightning holes that the stock scales have. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5219809

Edit: Noticed a mistake and just updated the model so the first few people might have to redownload.
Again nice job. I'll have experiment with printing those on FDM. I'd have to print with inside of the scale down and use support
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Re: 3d printed clear Chaparral scales

Postby Paraguy » Thu Jan 27, 2022 9:45 pm

Joshcrutchley1 wrote:
Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:43 pm
Paraguy wrote:
Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:41 pm


Did you use Inkscape to get the lines right?
100% Fusion 360.
That seems really hard. Could you explain the process?
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Re: 3d printed clear Chaparral scales

Postby Josh Crutchley » Thu Jan 27, 2022 11:16 pm

Sharp Guy wrote:
Thu Jan 27, 2022 5:05 pm

Again nice job. I'll have experiment with printing those on FDM. I'd have to print with inside of the scale down and use support
Thanks. I just fixed another issue I saw.
Paraguy wrote:
That seems really hard. Could you explain the process?
Which part? It's very similar to how I make the mule scales explained here viewtopic.php?f=15&t=90080 , this video might help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUiIAb1YqeM

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Re: 3d printed clear Chaparral scales

Postby Paraguy » Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:21 am

Joshcrutchley1 wrote:
Thu Jan 27, 2022 11:16 pm
Sharp Guy wrote:
Thu Jan 27, 2022 5:05 pm

Again nice job. I'll have experiment with printing those on FDM. I'd have to print with inside of the scale down and use support
Thanks. I just fixed another issue I saw.
Paraguy wrote:
That seems really hard. Could you explain the process?
Which part? It's very similar to how I make the mule scales explained here viewtopic.php?f=15&t=90080 , this video might help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUiIAb1YqeM
I see. That's how I have been trying to design stuff but for some reason, I can manage to extrude it using this method. My lines probably need to be cleaned up or something. (I'm a complete beginner)
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Re: 3d printed clear Chaparral scales

Postby Paraguy » Fri Jan 28, 2022 5:10 am

Ok. I just figured out that I need to turn off "3d sketch" now I can extrude
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