All the adjustments were made in order to, hopefully, create a usable print of the glasses. The painstaking measurements and wild guesses have led to a frame with all the correct numbers in all the correct places.
Spinning model of glasses
Once printed, it was immediately apparent that the temples were the wrong length. They were so short that the ear hooks rode up and caused the viewer to lose alignment with the eyes. Instead of making attempt after attempt, which is time-consuming and expensive, ear hooks were printed extremely short so they could be attached with bolts.
#6 bolts were used but 3mm bolts would work equally well. The holes in the temples were tapped to give the plastic threads. Only one of the bolts needed nuts in order to fasten securely while the second bolt provided tension without over straining the plastic. Available bolts were too long. They could have been trimmed but it was late so shorter bolts will replace them soon.
Side view of bolt temples
The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.
First time here?
Completed projects from year 1.
Completed projects from year 2.
Completed projects from year 3.
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