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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Instruction manual for Bibo 3d printer


I have just recently acquired a Bibo 3d printer. When I got it, the SD card (that contained the instructions for putting it together) was not there.

The printer was about 75% assembled. I looked online to find the instructions or the user manual for assembly, but I had a hard time locating them. I just got the instruction manual so I figured I would make it easier for people to find.

So if you have a Bibo 3d printer.... Click here to view the user manual for Bibo 3d Printer

So if you have a Bibo 3d printer.


Saturday, June 17, 2017

How to make a VBS treehouse Part 1


I made this tree for a VBS (Vacation Bible School). This tree stands nearly 12 feet tall and is nearly that wide. 
I had to make it in a shop that has a ceiling of 8 foot and it had to be transportable. 






I started off making about a 7 foot tall frame from 2x4s. I wanted the bottom to curve in some and not  be a square tree. So the I cut 45 degree angles on two of the pieces.






I then cut a weird shape out plywood for the bottom of the tree. I screwed this through the plywood onto the bottom of the frame. 



I got a large box. I opened it up and crumpled it. I started stapling the cardboard to the frame.
Here is the side.


Front



On a few spots I had to put screws in to hold the cardboard flat. I screwed a scrap piece of board onto it just to give it a wider surface area.  These scrap boards will be covered up later so there wasn't any worry. I used thinner boards because they are easier to cover up.




The back



I screwed 2x4s into the frame. These are going to be the supports for the branches. (I should have made them longer because once I got everything on them I thought they weren't going to hold. They did though.)


 I then added more cardboard on the sides and taped up gaps. I also shoved chunks of scrap styrofoam in areas to make it more organic.





To add in the ease of transporting, (and to make it look more professional) I added a piece of cardboard to the back. This is relatively light and the cardboard will be able to rest on the dolly (two wheeled cart).



Now the fun part. I took Great Stuf foam and lightly ran it in vertical lines up and down the trunk. On the spots where I had the boards I made knots and clumps of the foam.




This took several cans of Great Stuf. After it hardened I stood it up and touched up some spots.




To Be Continued.....