Issue no hole for skewer #1

roxy opened this issue on December 29, 2017 20:50

Center bottom joint does not have opening to insert connecting skewer.


    Fba91e5cfca4f601058fe8b1837ca1e0?default=blank&size=40roxy commented ago

    balls that was the wrong place for this comment


    Fba91e5cfca4f601058fe8b1837ca1e0?default=blank&size=40roxy commented ago

    Overall an amazing print!

    I used a Prusa i3 mk3 running Prusa silver PLA. Only had the printer two days so there was a definite learning curve.

    Notes on printing:

    • Even with a heated bed, I only achieved a smooth, not candy-like, finish. Youtube videos plus some fiddling with the print settings in slic3r did allow me to improve over the quality of previous prints.

    • You may note that the center bottom joint between the two sides does not have a hole for a skewer to go through. Be smart and fix the design before printing, or be like me and "fix" it with a dremel. I did log an issue for this.

    Notes on assembly:

    • Each parts file prints one more component than you need. Yay!

    • I'd recommend giving the plug-in parts a pass, and go straight to the glue-in parts. The plug-ins fell out (a bunch) and made the wallet pretty loose and rattle-y. If you do try the plug-ins, note that the holes for the skewers are wider in one dimension, side-to-side. The plugs also have a wider dimension, try to match them.

    • The center bottom joint prints with both ends filled. Okay. So you go in with a dremel (you have a dremel, right?), and you drill out a hole on ONE side of the joint. Keep in mind that a screw dremel will pull out filaments, and a buffing dremel will melt the filament. I used screw/cylindrical buffer/conical buffer to make the hole. Get the edges of your cone-shaped hole all the way out to the side, and constantly check fitment against the glue-in plug.

    • Order of joint assembly matters! Do the center bottom joint, then the other two bottom joints, then the sides from bottom to top.

    • The side print needs to be pretty flexible to access all the joints. Gently bend all the joins in the side print back and forth to make sure they're set to go. You can flex the wallet sufficiently to expose each joint when you insert the skewer. The sticking point is the mitered corners.

    • To insert the skewers on the bottom three joints, you basically need to assemble the wallet inside-out, that is, right sides together. Once all the components are glued, gently move the corners past each other to rotate the sides right-side-out.

    • Speaking of glueing, get that paper towel ready. Or be like me and have superglue hands.

    • To set the plugs on the joints, I used a circle of superglue on the inside bevel of the joint. Press the plug in to set and hold it there a bit, you don't want to accidentally glue the joins on the side itself, and you don't want the plug to stick out much, if at all.

    • Use the spare skewer to stick the working skewer all the way down in the joint before applying glue.

    • For the magnets on the latch, insert them from the outside before glueing the plug.

    • Make sure they're inserted sticky sides together, not repelling sides together!!!!!!!

    • The latch plugs will go in easier one way than the other. On my print, the print-surface-facing sides were on the outside of the latch.

    • To glue the latch plugs, put a slightly heavier ring of glue than you used on the joints on the inside rim of the latch, then slide the plug in.

    • Hold the wallet on its side so the glue drips into the cavity, not out of it.

    DID YOU MAKE IT??!!!??!!!??!!??!


    now go drink some champagne straight from the bottle to celebrate! like me.


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