The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4083838
Posted By: Jon Freeman
16-Dec-20 - 11:01 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
The 3d printer and FreeCad has been taking up more of my time than it should. I’d not used a CAD program before and found FreeCad baffling to look at so I very basic got a tutorial book from Amazon. I’ve only got through the first two chapters but I felt I’d read enough to have a go at trying to design something. This lighthouse was the result. I’ve made it in sections (eg. this one to take a MES bulb holder which I found together with a LED bulb amongst my bits and pieces) that push together.

I don’t expect to ever good at CAD but I can already at least amuse myself a little with it and it can be added to my tools that I muddle my way through with when I’ve an idea for something to do. I already have ideas in my head for another lighthouse which would have tapered structure and a light that sweeps round… but I’ve got to do other things – I had intended to cook the Christmas nut roast today...