Robox user Henry @henry sent us some pictures and an article about 3D printer use in wood turning.
“I am an avid wood turner. I bought my Robox to use with wood turning. I am seeing more and more wood turners turning to 3d printing in different ways.”
Henry wrote an excellent article about 3D printer use within woodturning which was published in American Woodturner issue December 2016 vol 31, no 6 which you can view here.
“This June the American Association of Woodturners is having their annual symposium in Kansas City Mo. This is the largest woodturning symposium in the world with turners from all over the world.
Prior to the symposium I printed up a bunch of chuck holders. They are small and take about an hour to print and are something every woodturner needs. I found one turner who is definitely buying a Robox next week. A couple of people who have printers and wanted my file. A bunch of people who read my article on 3d printing but could not relate it to woodturning until I showed them the chuck holder. One demonstrator had 3d printed parts that they were using and another is going to bring them up in his demonstration on Sunday. I still have 4 more holders to give out. Here are some pictures of the chuck holders.”
It is really great to get feedback from Robox users and to see how 3D printing is working it’s way into all aspects of creation. 3D printing is not just for new technology applications, it is a new tool which can help with traditional techniques.
As with any tool, a 3D printer should make a task easier, not be a task in itself. These are great examples which show Robox as a part of a tool set, not just a 3D printer.