The original plan was to have a dedicated spray booth area in the new workshop but then I came up with this modified version of my current collapsible booth. Closed it is about 6'x7'x20", open it is 6'x7'x5'. It'll have led lights and I'll add a second box fan (even though 1 has been working fine).
Finally done. The cold gun puts out some serious fog and nobody needs to be staring at the front of my gun when I pull the trigger unless they are wearing their eclipse glasses. Seriously, I have a big red spot in my vision right now.
Got some work done this weekend but not as much as I had hoped, going to blame that on losing an hour, yeah that is the ticket.
All pieces are printed, some are sanded and ready for primer. Oddly both colors are supposedly the same PLA from the same manufacturer (and probably produced very near in time) but the copper sands so much better.
Just the Tip: harbor freight detail sander, piece of underpowered crap for wood, but the perfect power for sanding PLA without melting it.
Main body of the heatgun (minus trigger and a few little knobs and bits) printed, tapped, and bolted together. Showing a picture of some of the printed in place electrical conduit and a female pigtail kind of hanging from its slot in the grip. The gun will be powered by a large rechargeable 12v battery located on my belt. The trigger will be functional and there will be a strip of red leds up top in a cavity running lengthwise, and up front a heatsinked high power red/orange led that should output ~700 lumens which is close to a 60w bulb but will be focused via lense.
Printed out pretty well, had a bit of curling on a few corners but nothing that can't be fixed by a bit of free form air and sanding.
3D Printer enclosure about 80% there (need to drill and run wires a bit better, get the raspi set up and mounted, and a few little nits I have). Two observations:
1) Even the premium high quality wood at my local big box stores is hot garbage. Warp/knot/chip city.
2) Those strings of LEDs are great until you try to split them (the lid removes and has a quick disconnect for the portion of leds affixed to it). The traces are way too weak, I may end up having to redo the lighting some day.
Sometimes 3d printing sucks...
Happy birthday to me (seriously as if getting older doesn't suck enough)! After babysitting this print last ngiht for the bottom layers and everything being pe...rfect, I wake up to this! The machine is heaving like it is trying to rip itself apart and this is in the back of the bed, thank god it didn't start a fire. I am thoroughly pissed right now. I don't even know where to begin getting this blob of PLA off this machine. I'm seriously considering just throwing it out in the trash, though that might be the frustration talking.