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Re: Center console/armrest
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2021, 20:51:24 »
Fantastic work, Michael - thank you!
Gary
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Re: Center console/armrest
« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2021, 17:15:46 »
Peter has made the changes to the forum & tech manual.  We now can upload Google Sketchup files.

I have modified my above post to include both the STL file (3D printing file) as well as the source Google Sketchup file (SKP).  Use the Google Sketchup file to play around and modify any dimensions or design.  Using Google Sketchup will allow you to rotate the 3D object and see all the dimensions easily.  When done with any changes you made export the file to an STL format and you should be good to go to 3D print.  There tons of Google Sketchup tutorials on Youtube.  It's easier than you might think ;)

Have fun.
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Re: Center console/armrest
« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2021, 10:12:25 »
After I spoke today with some 3D printshops I have following remarks regarding the 3D printing.
First:
It looks, that it will be a hardware problem. Not all 3D printers can print such large part at once. Probably It has to be divided into smaller parts, and and assembled like Lego blocks?

The second:
Due to the fact, that it has a big volume it looks, that  wood will be the cheaper solution.
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Re: Center console/armrest
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2021, 12:57:33 »
I figured as much. 😜 I think Gary only spent $20 on wood.

I made the 3D drawings mainly to help Gary with his “How to” manual. Also it was a fun challenge 👍

For those that want to make one in wood definitely view the 3D model in google Sketch up. It has all the measurements and you can easily see how it is constructed.
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Re: Center console/armrest
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2021, 21:37:05 »
It never ceases to amaze me the skills (and experience) of folks on this website. 😁

If only I could be so clever 😔
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