Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Slide of the Month - Orion Space Capsule

 January 2018

Time to print: 4 hours

Finishing: 2 hour

Thingiverse - NASA


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Having finished the current manned spacecraft, I go forward with some upcoming capsules starting with the Orion. The Orion is NASA's next generation spacecraft for deep space missions. It's first unmanned launch was on December 5th, 2014 splashing down in the Pacific Ocean after a successful mission. The first planned manned mission, if it survives budget cuts, will be in  2023 through the team working on it hopes for a launch in 2021.

Printed on the Ultimaker 2 (The Orion CRM was out of service) and touched up with some UV glue this was an easy model to print. Spray painted with white primer, the other painted details were done with paint pens and the lettering done with water slide paper.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Slide of the month - Canoe Paddle

January 2019

Time to carve: 1 hour

Finishing: .5 hour

Boy's Life - January 1991

Design: Terry Gilbert

I had some time to kill one night while waiting for a call so grabbed my knife and a scrap piece of maple. An hour later I had a canoe paddle slide. I coated the slide with polyurethane and attached a leather loop with some glue.