Third in a series
Continuing my series of "Sinew Vases", I present the Sinew Bowl. By far, this is the most complex of the series: the process of creation, geometry, and printing all proved challenging.
What to do, what to do...
This bowl can be used in any number of ways. Perhaps you have a small jar that you place inside, fill with water, and put in a few flowers. (Beware, the model itself may not be watertight without additional perimeters.) Maybe you put in wrapped candies. Perhaps you stick in some permanent markers, bits and bobs, or some other collection of items.
Or maybe, just maybe, you place in an LED tealight and use it as a romantic centerpiece.
This is a tricky one. Vase mode is possible, though your mileage may vary. Slic3r tends to slice it in such a way that a few little "islands" are created which, in turn, leads to interruptions of the vase spiral, introducing artifacts. You can see those in the photo with the two vases together.
Cura does fine and will successfully spiralize the contour.
I can't speak for other slicers, however.
Alternatively, you could choose to print with zero infill, three bottom layers, and zero top layers with 2-3 perimeters and I bet you'll get a decent result in just about any slicer.
Please post your make!
I love seeing what people make and how it turns out. If you have the time and actually make this, I would really appreciate you posting your make - it keeps me inspired.
If you really, really like it...
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