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Dec 5th, 2021 at 2:20pm
 
First and foremost: Hello! Just got approved to join and am hoping to hit the ground running.

I became interested in staff slings after watching a David Morningstar video and considered trying to make one. I had an idea at work about using a broom handle as the basis and thought "why not use the threads and make it interchangeable?" did some digging and evidently no one had already done it (or my search terms weren't correct) so I fired up fusion when I got home and took a shot at it. Printed in resin but I think regular FDM should work fine as well.

Finally did some testing today and it seems to be a rousing success

As a side note: did you know that you can get broom handles for a dollar at dollar tree?

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Reply #1 - Dec 5th, 2021 at 2:48pm
 
hmmm, interesting
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Reply #2 - Dec 5th, 2021 at 10:25pm
 
This is awesome!  I love it when people mix the super primitive with the super modern.

Good Job.
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Reply #3 - Dec 5th, 2021 at 11:33pm
 
Do you have an .stl or a .scad file to share? I'd love to print one of my own. I still have yet to try a staff sling.
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Reply #4 - Dec 6th, 2021 at 11:27am
 
Looks great!  Ditto what IG said… unless you plan to sell these, please do share the files.  I’d love to try it out too
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Reply #5 - Dec 6th, 2021 at 12:18pm
 
I am happy that people are interested! I need to do more testing before I consider possibly selling them, but I will happily upload the stl when I get home from work so people can put it through its paces
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Reply #6 - Dec 6th, 2021 at 12:45pm
 
Agreed, really nice design!  I look forward to hearing about test results.
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Reply #7 - Dec 6th, 2021 at 12:55pm
 
We’ll be happy to test the design for you!
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Reply #8 - Dec 6th, 2021 at 5:54pm
 
I am home, so here is the stl. If I do end up selling the file and/or prints of it I will still make the stl free to members of the forums, wouldn't feel right otherwise.
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Reply #9 - Dec 7th, 2021 at 7:05am
 
That is really cool. As a lover of staff slings, it's cool people are taking an interest in them.
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Re: 3d printed staff sling heads
Reply #10 - Dec 7th, 2021 at 7:21am
 
Where does the retention cord attach ?
And why not make the release curve adjustable Smiley
Might as well build some extra features in, that's the beauty of 3d printing.

Using the threads Is  a good idea Thumbs Up

So what printer do you have ?

I'm as much a 3d printing anorack as a sling anorack Smiley
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Reply #11 - Dec 7th, 2021 at 7:47am
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Dec 7th, 2021 at 7:21am:
Where does the retention cord attach ?
And why not make the release curve adjustable Smiley
Might as well build some extra features in, that's the beauty of 3d printing.

Using the threads Is  a good idea Thumbs Up

So what printer do you have ?

I'm as much a 3d printing anorack as a sling anorack Smiley


Retention cord goes around the groove, I just used a tight bowline for mine but during testing yesterday it moved around a bit so I am going to retie it. Hm, snap in or dovetailed release curve tips could be interesting! I started on a Tevo Tarantula several years ago and  eventually moved on to a Tevo Tornado. My most recent one is a Mars 2 mono.
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Reply #12 - Dec 7th, 2021 at 8:09am
 
A little vertical hollow cylinder attached to the back/front of the tip to tie the retention cord in should work well.

And a hoopak tip would work well too.

How are finding the added post processing of the resin machine ?
And dies the resin smell as bad as people say ?

Currently thinking about getting a small resin machine. Some decent looking ones around for less than 100 quid these days.
It's just the extra hassle that puts me off lol

But there's no question the results are damned impressive

How long did that part take to print ?
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Reply #13 - Dec 7th, 2021 at 8:37am
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Dec 7th, 2021 at 8:09am:
A little vertical hollow cylinder attached to the back/front of the tip to tie the retention cord in should work well.

And a hoopak tip would work well too.

How are finding the added post processing of the resin machine ?
And dies the resin smell as bad as people say ?

Currently thinking about getting a small resin machine. Some decent looking ones around for less than 100 quid these days.
It's just the extra hassle that puts me off lol

But there's no question the results are damned impressive

How long did that part take to print ?

I was a little worried about stress being focused on a pipe but in retrospect a hole on the back that you thread a knotted cord up beyond the threads would work great and be even simpler.

The resin doesn't smell terrible, but the post processing is a bit of a pain at times. I need to get a wash and cure station to remove some of said pain. Resin is wonderful though, the detail is nuts.

I think it took like three hours? I can double check. I could probably do it in half that on the tornado, I have a .6mm nozzle in it currently from a previous set of prints for work
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Reply #14 - Dec 7th, 2021 at 9:33am
 
The main reason I was thinking of a small resin printer is the fact that I'm not sure I want a large container of isopropyl alcohol in my workshop.
A biggish mason type jar, not a problem.
Plus it would only be for small detailed stuff and to learn the format.

Yeah I thought after, all you'd need is a hole.
Thread through, knot before and after, job done Smiley

Small box lined with foil and a cheap ir illuminator, would work for a curing chamber. Plus store the Iso jar in when not in use.

Wonder if you could wash, then just leave it in the alcohol while you zapped it with ir light.
That would save some buggering about Smiley

Plus the cost of resin has really dropped

What brand do you mostly use ?
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