3D printing a replacement handle – PART 1

Matt Donley 3D Printing, Tips & Tricks Leave a Comment

In this video, I’ll show you how I designed a replacement handle for a trailer jack wrench using SketchUp. I use the Follow Me tool to extrude a profile around a circle to create the final model. You’ll learn some workflow tips as well to preserve the various stages of your design, and how to extract parts of it for test printing.

LINKS

MendelMax 3
http://www.makerstoolworks.com

CURA slicing and printing software (FREE) http://www.mastersketchup.com/cura

STL plugin
https://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/sketchup-stl

Solid Inspector
https://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/solid-inspector%C2%B2

Keyboard shortcuts
/double-speed-sketchup/

3D printing plugins for SketchUp
/best-3d-printing-plugins-for-sketchup/

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Matt Donley

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Matt has been creating SketchUp tutorials since 2012. After writing the book SketchUp to LayOut, he conducted the "Intro to LayOut" seminar at the official SketchUp conference in Colorado. Matt writes about how to use SketchUp for design, construction and 3D printing.

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