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    Missouri Star

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    Default Hand Crank Directon Arrows

    My kids enjoy playing with the 1925 Singer 66 I purchased and converted to a hand crank for them. They occasionally have trouble remembering which way the crank needs to be turned to avoid running the mechanism in reverse (and snapping the thread). I designed and fabricated this clip on arrow thing which attaches to the hand crank and shows which way the handle needs to be rotated. I thought I was clever because the part works well but then I realized instead of a 3D modeled plastic part I could have just cut arrow stickers [I have a vinyl cutter] and stuck them to the gear cover and accomplished essentially the same thing in 1/10th the time. Oh well, at least my solution works and is one of a kind.

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    This isn't even the only stupid sewing thing I have made with my 3D printer. I designed and produced a spacer block which is used for setting the correct raised presser foot height for after the presser foot bars are removed for cleaning/restoration.
    Loosely based on a true story.

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    Default Re: Hand Crank Directon Arrows

    I have a few of those "what was I thinking" events too lately. Turns out that "I wasn't thinking".

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    Default Re: Hand Crank Directon Arrows

    I think you are very clever.
    Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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    Default Re: Hand Crank Directon Arrows

    You have a 3D printer? That is so cool!
    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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    Default Re: Hand Crank Directon Arrows

    Your spacer bar is very clever.
    A day patched with quilting Seldom unravels Sharon

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    Default Re: Hand Crank Directon Arrows

    I do. Creality Ender 3. It is awesome. A little bit of learning curve on modeling the parts in the 3D design software but it is so cool to be able to literally print things.
    Loosely based on a true story.

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    Default Re: Hand Crank Directon Arrows

    I love it when "Old Technology" meets "New Technology" .

    Very creative of you!

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