Post by godek on Jan 6, 2020 15:48:03 GMT -6
I have always like designs that are now called diesel punk.
In terms of brush handles this means Rubberset 400. Or Rubberset 200-3. Quite expensive on my side of the big pond.
A while ago I noticed that the Merit 99-x combines the two designs beautifully. Unobtanium.
Looking around the net yielded not so much.
The best site for this topic is no longer online and can only be accessed via archive.
Digging deeper I found an .stl for the Rubberset 400. Made some nice brushes with it.
Then heritage collection came out with their Merit 99-4. I'll order one some day.
But still, I have had (am still having) fun with the Rubberset 400.stl
I need / want a Merit 99-4.stl
As there is none available I could find, I need to make one. Sadly, even though I earn my living with computers modern CAD is above me.
So obviously this leaves two options:
a) beg for someone to make one for me
b) learn how to do it and do it
Option b sounds better, learning a new skill can never be a bad thing.
I have searched the web for pictures of Merit brushes and found lots showing several different angles.
(For reasons nothing to-do with shaving I want to do this with free software and if possible on ubuntu Linux.)
So far I had cursory looks at openSCAD, freecad and tinkercad
Obviously it should be (easily?) possible with all three, but I do not get there.
Something that "extrudes" a shape I can 2d draw or copy form a picture of the brush would be easiest, but I fail to find software that does that. I then would only have to substract the "wedges" on the grip part of the handle.
Sorry for this long and probably confusing post, but I'm running out of ideas. and I'm on sick leave for the worst flu/ cold ever. So I have time to kill, might as well try to do something useful.
Thanks for bearing with me through this long text.
ps: small teaser of 3d printed Rubberset 400 and even a concrete one attached