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Started by cinnanon, November 23, 2014, 11:14:23 PM
Quote from: David Aubke on March 01, 2015, 04:14:45 PM
Quote from: cinnamonrolli on March 01, 2015, 10:03:33 PMAwesome sketch up! I've always wanted to try it out. Is it easy?
Quote from: cinnamonrolli on March 01, 2015, 10:03:33 PMOh an id say the knob took about 20 minutes or so to draw. I measure and sketch at the same time.
Quote from: cinnamonrolli on March 01, 2015, 10:03:33 PMPSS. Dassault systems, the owners of solidworks, released free CAD software called Draftsight. It is identical to autocad and totally free. Great 2D drafting software.
Quote from: Student Rhodes on March 02, 2015, 12:24:13 AMI like that you modeled it on the late '71 to early '73 shell with the extra angle in the side panels.
Quote from: cinnamonrolli on March 02, 2015, 12:10:27 PMFirst I made a cyclinder by extruding a circle.
Quote from: cinnamonrolli on March 02, 2015, 12:10:27 PMThen a revolved extrusion of the knob head sketch.
Quote from: cinnamonrolli on March 02, 2015, 12:10:27 PMAfter that I drew the"V" for the ribbing cutouts, swept that profile along a path (blue line) to cutout the groove.
Quote from: cinnamonrolli on March 02, 2015, 12:10:27 PMAnd finally, did a circular pattern to copy that groove 160 times around the part, spaced evenly.
Quote from: cinnamonrolli on March 02, 2015, 12:10:27 PMIs it editable after you make a change, as in "un-doable?"
Quote from: cinnamonrolli on March 01, 2015, 10:03:33 PMI use solidworks almost daily for work. It is a history based software, so you can go back and change anything and it will update all the following
Quote from: Tim W on February 24, 2017, 10:40:48 AMLooks great Cinnamon!We actually had our prototype knobs 3D printed about 4 years ago before committing to purchasing injection mold tooling.However, the resolution and finish of 3D at that time was not quite as nice as it is now (ours had fine lines in it, like it was printed by an old dot matrix printer (rememebr those?). I still have the prototypes somewhere...The harder part of that whole project was actually getting the springs and the inlays made. You can get cheap, or you can get good. Rarely both.We did the same for the lamp jewels also, we have them in original orange and clear- and the clips that hold them in too!3D printing services are available in many places now, just Google it!
Quote from: pianotuner steveo on February 21, 2018, 07:31:21 AMYou could sell that outer cable part that you made (the piece that goes on the outside of the pedal cable and touches the bottom of the piano) you can not get this part anywhere.... 206's did not have this part, so people who chop them need this.
Quote from: pianotuner steveo on February 25, 2018, 04:08:21 PMOk, so I looked at the VV and Ken Rich sites, and those parts are $30 and $45 respectively, plus shipping. You or someone else could make these with a 3D printer and sell them for less. I certainly wouldn't pay $30-$45 plus shipping if I needed one- I'd make something first- and I'm pretty sure I did make one once out of an L bracket for a 120.