of having to use a exact-o knife to clean off your 3d printed parts?
Well then, just throw you parts in a 1 quart paint can with some rocks, wait several hours and voilÃ ! You have partially cleaned parts that still need to be deburred. err, well .... Maybe I did something wrong. I am sure you will have better luck.
This is a video of it working.
This is a great low cost DIY solution for those who don't want to pay an arm and a leg for a rock tumbler. I have had mine running now for a coupler hours. I don't know if the parts are getting cleaned but I do know that it seems to be functioning as expected. I will probably be selling the kits. I don't really know what to use as an abbrasive. I went with a bag of small gravel from home depot. The gravel doesn't seem to work at all for me. It might just need a lot more time. I think I will head to Harbour Frieght and get a bag of walnut shells tomorrow.
2.0 Coming Soon
Improvements in version 2:
*depends on if the parts come in before I am done
# #Home Depot -
* 3/8" x 36" Round Rod - Aluminum
* 1 1/2" x 2' PVC Pipe Section
* 3M Safety Walk 2 in. x 15 ft. Step and Ladder Tread Tape
* 1 Roll of Duct Tape (if you don't already have some laying around. You won't need much)
* 2 x BEHR 1 Qt. Metal Paint Bucket and Lid
# #Settings : 2 shells, 20% infill, .3mm layers
# #Quantities :
* 1 x Frame_Front or Frame_Front_Half_Width (half width is shown)
* 1 x Frame_Back
* 4 x Roller_End_Cap
* 1 x Motor_Housing
* 4 x PVC_Bushing
* 1 x Motor_Gear
* 1 x Roller_Gear
* 4 x Can_Fins_Insert (2 per can)