3D Print Placemat

One of the things I learned from stopping my prints after the first few layers is that those layers are strong and flexible. PLA becomes more brittle as the layers increase. I felt those first few layers would make a good backing for a cabinet. To test my idea, I made four parts of a placemat and glued them together with hot glue. It worked!

DSCN1767I will use the same method to make a backing for a cabinet; the next project after the hamper stool or at least it is now. I am working on a lamp design now as well. The lamp won’t take as long to 3D print as the cabinet, but I have already designed key parts for the cabinet. I don’t know. I will see how it goes.

Thingiverse link for .stl file.

Towel and Potholder Brackets version 3

This bracket version is slimmer tha the other two versions. I experimented with removing as much surface as I could without compromising strength. I found it necessary to increase the size of the pegs in order to get a good 3D print. This version uses a half inch round wood dowel as a rod.

The 3D render below shows how the brackets look in a different color and design scheme. The render features Colorfabb-PLA/PHA color Red Transparent and Home Depot’s Solid Surface Countertop in Silver Birch and Smart Tiles Stainless Backsplash.

If you have a 3D printer, you can print the brackets now yourself. Click here for a link to the stereolithography file on Thingiverse.