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The day is finally here.  Just starting my Tusken.  Well...sort of.  I already started the rebreather (I'll post those photos later).  Got the mask in the mail today.

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The obligatory LBB photo.

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And the layout of the bits and pieces.  

I'm in no rush to get this one done.  I think my next step is a trip to a sports resale store or goodwill for a batters helmet for the rest of the build.  Not so sure this is the weekend to do that though...  Otherwise, it's on to cleaning the resin bits.

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Awesome! I cant wait to see the progress!

Makes me happy that our clan is getting bigger and bigger =D 

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Finally got to take a pic of my rebreather.  Thanks to Todd for pointing me to the files.  

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Kind of a mix of two files I found.  The cylinder is from one user.  The end caps another that I had to resize for the cylinder.  But I like that it has the ridges on the end caps like it's from a bottle or something.

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On 11/23/2017 at 11:16 AM, Gaanon said:

Finally got to take a pic of my rebreather.  Thanks to Todd for pointing me to the files.  

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Kind of a mix of two files I found.  The cylinder is from one user.  The end caps another that I had to resize for the cylinder.  But I like that it has the ridges on the end caps like it's from a bottle or something.

For those that want to print their own, the 3D file for the caps is here:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2271761

These were a collaboration between myself and @Mattchu.

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This was the cylinder I used.  

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1340597

It's a three part file, but I just used the cylinder.  

I got the 1/4" aluminum rod and flare nuts from Hoth Depot.  

On Todd's end cap, for some reason Cura wanted to resize the heck out of it.  No idea why.  I ended up measuring the cylinder diameter and using that to resize the end cap.  Your mileage may vary.

Now on to dealing with other 3D printer issues.

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Yay! Another Tusken! How tight fitting was the cylinder to the end caps? I ask, because we could make a print file for the cylinder as well for the future. :)

 

As for cura wanting to resize, I think the end cap was modeled in inches for our personal sanity at the time, and every print program under the sun sees metric.

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Let's put it this way, I didn't use glue and it's not coming apart without breaking something.

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16 minutes ago, Mattchu said:

Yay! Another Tusken! How tight fitting was the cylinder to the end caps? I ask, because we could make a print file for the cylinder as well for the future. :)

Really no need to reinvent the wheel...  The cap was originally designed to fit into 1-1/2" sch. 40 ABS pipe, approximately a 3" length.

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31 minutes ago, PunkRocketScience said:

Really no need to reinvent the wheel...  The cap was originally designed to fit into 1-1/2" sch. 40 ABS pipe, approximately a 3" length.

It's not "reinventing" it's improving!  Why you gotta spoil the fun, Dad?

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The file was made to fit both a tube, and the nuts more or less snuggly, is the concern. I agree the abs pipe is better, but, I can make a cylinder to fit everything perfectly. :)

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Assuming I got the right nuts, they're slightly too big for the endcaps.  I'll have to sand the hole open a bit more.  

I've got a second set for @Balue I'll bring to the next build party...wherever and whenever that may be.  

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5 minutes ago, Gaanon said:

Assuming I got the right nuts, they're slightly too big for the endcaps.  I'll have to sand the hole open a bit more.  

I've got a second set for @Balue I'll bring to the next build party...wherever and whenever that may be.  

Hmmm...  They fit perfectly on mine...  Guess I should qualify that with "your mileage may vary"?  ;)

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