3D Printing 3D Design Contest - LE Sanding jig - Due Aug 22nd, 2019

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  1. Aug 16, 2019 #1

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    Hi All,

    yes, I'm skirting my responsibilities! Busy!

    OK, this week-s design contest is a sanding jig. Something to help round the leading edge of fins. As some of you know, I hate seeing square fins; namely the leading edge. I find a rounded leading edge just looks more 'finished'. A square leading edge to me, just says "plank" or 'unfinished'

    So, design me a tool that can be used to round / shape the leading edge of a fin. It doesn't have to be fully round, but something that will take the edge off! Design it to take some sand paper, or sanding film. Design it to be use don 1/4" ply or 1/8" balsa.. Full round, half round, 3:1 Ogive..
     
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    Not specific to fins, just the collection of general sanding tools I did a while ago: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2962420

    Edit: Hmmm, thinking about how I could do these in the OpenSCAD customizer...
    Edit2: ... and I need to add concave straight angle versions for beveling.
     
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    Me either.
     
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    (I reread the first post and realized my jig doesn’t fit the requirements. It creates sharp leading edges, not rounded. But it should work for balsa if scaled down.)

    Here's mine. I designed it originally for my 98mm CF Mongoose fins, which are more than a 1/4" thick. I started with 80 grit and worked up to 220. It gets the leading edge sharp enough to be dangerous. The nice thing is I can wet sand them in my utility sink in the laundry room. I've made a scaled down version for 3/32" and am going to print one for 1/8" soon. Done in Solid Edge. Super simple but very effective design.


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    sanding-jig.jpg side-view.jpg
    Here you can see how blunt the bevel was even after having them sent off to beveled by machine. The original bevel was not very good: end-view.jpg
    Side view of finished bevel. It was impossible to get a good photo of the bevel edge on: finished.jpg
     
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    Sorry about that.

    Super simple - 5mm strip of sanding paper accross the C, held by the clips. It's very small, but can be scaled for larger fins.

    sanding device.jpg
     
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    This was apparently posted to the Thingiverse twitter account 14 hours ago as of this posting:
    "We are aware that images on newly uploaded Things are not displaying correctly and apologize for the inconvenience. We will update here once the issue is resolved."
     
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    Cool,

    But I don't see how the clips hold things in place..
     
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    A picture is worth a thousand words ;)

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    Super! makes total sense now! :D
     
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    I really like this design. What angle is used for the bevel? I'm going to spin up a parametric Openscad design template so I can create one of these for any width fin. TIA.
     
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    It's supposed to be 15 degrees, but for some reason it ended up being 20. It got the leading edge sharp enough that I cut myself later when I had glued the fins to the body tube. I am not joking. I used one of the big fins to cut an apple and my wife was not amused. I won't make them that sharp again, they probably would be better slightly rounded.

    I will eventually duplicate it in OpenSCAD as well. Should be pretty easy to make parametric.


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    Hi Tony, is your jig on thingyverse....cant seem to find it?
     
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    No, the first one I made was specific the fin material for the 98mm carbon fiber Mongoose. I did make another one for a 3/32", but I really think it needs to be redone as a OpenSCAD file that is completely user configurable. I can send you the 3/32 version if that would help.


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    Here's a parametric Openscad routine I whipped up today for building a sanding jig like you did in Solid Works. It's not entirely issue free (if you make the overall size of the core too big or small, the subtractions may not work), but it suffices for your normal fin thicknesses. I just sent out one for 3D printing for 1/4 inch plywood fins for my next build. Should get it in about a week and will report back. Download and change the extension to .scad....
     

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    Sure, why not. Doesnt hurt to check it out.
     
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    When I first saw manixFan's design back in August I added doing an OpenSCAD version to my to-do list. Your posting reminded me to get on it. So here it is. As always, rename it .scad and enjoy!

    P.S. generating the radiused edges was a nice little puzzle.

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