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Just thought I'd see what everyone else is making with their printers.  For me, most of the stuff is small, but I decided to try a longer print.  This is the result:

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Good idea rleete!  Thumbsup

Ed

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My brother and his girlfriend made me this beer sign with the opener mounted at the bottom as a Christmas gift. I mounted it to my pantry door and made a holder for the bottle caps. I ended up having to use a bunch of magnets in order for it to hold when the holder got full of caps. In hindsight I should have used magnets to magnets instead of magnets to steel strip.

Ed  5176

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Ed, how is the steel strip attached to the holder? Is it glued on or is the plate laid on the platen and the holder printed around it (inset)? I don't know squat about 3D printing but wondered if it is possible to do that. Set up a row of magnets and print the holder around them for example.
Yes, that can be done. You have to watch the print and pause it, then work quickly to put in the insert and resume printing.

Haven't tried it myself, but I have seen videos explaining the process.
(05-03-2021, 04:00 AM)Highpower Wrote: [ -> ]how is the steel strip attached to the holder? Is it glued on or is the plate laid on the platen and the holder printed around it (inset)?

It's inset and glued into a groove in the printed part. I originally had it on the opposite side of the with flange about .020" of plastic between it and the magnets but that didn't work out so well so I put it on the top side of the flange instead.

I didn't know about being able to insert something into a print as rleet suggested. I'll have to try that sometime.  Thumbsup

Ed
If you need extra pull, put a couple of magnets under the steel strip.
I was thinking maybe use a bar magnet instead of the steel plate. Seems like 1/8" x 1/2" bar magnets are pretty common.
That would be pretty cool to be able to print parts with the magnets inside and be able to connect them together like an Apple charging port connector.
Printed this tool holder for the most used tools for the mini-lathe. I'll hang it on the wall next to the mini-lathe.

Ed

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Hey Ed,

These have been popping up in my Amazon 'suggestions' lately for some reason and I have been ignoring them. I assumed it was for a set of brass drift punches, which I already have. I was looking for something else today and these came up again. Curiosity got the better of me and it turns out I was wrong. After your post above it hit me that these might be a perfect project for your new lathe to go along with your printer. Chin

https://www.amazon.com/Heat-Set-Inserts-...VQLD&psc=1
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