Trefoil plans wanted

  1. Lazurus

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    As a project in accurate cutting and welding practice I would Capture.PNG like to do a Trefoil Knot, has anyone got any simple plans or cutting list to give me a start?
     
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  2. frank horton

    frank horton V twins are great but 4"s rule.........

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    sorry no but loads'a fun finding out......
    how u'd draw it out in cad would also be amazing....
    I'm just a caveman at heart.....
    NICE work
     
  3. minimutly Member

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    Like the empty beer glass...
     
  4. hotponyshoes Member

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    I think I have got one in sketchup that one is when I was figuring out how to use it if that's any use?

    I think the hard part will be working out the weld sequence though!
     
  5. Tangledfeet

    Tangledfeet Forum Supporter

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    I can help, made one ages ago. Walking dogs at moment, will get back to you later in evening. Screenshot_20190315-173435-01.jpeg
     
  6. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    :thumbup: They look like they'd use a fair amount of material, size dependent of course.

    @Tangledfeet Any chance you could copy me in on the file(s)? A fellow can never have too many projects on the go.....:ashamed: :laughing:
     
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  7. Tangledfeet

    Tangledfeet Forum Supporter

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    So, Friday night and I'm sat at my laptop drinking making CAD drawings whilst Innis & Gunn and eating cheese puffs... the things I do for folk! :hug:
     
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  8. slim_boy_fat

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    Sorry, I thought you had the files already and didn't intend for you to go to that much trouble on my account. :ashamed: :ashamed: :hug:

    I just thought it'd be a :cool: thing to have, possible mounted on a hardwood stand to display in the house. or even scaled up to have in the garden. :)
     
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  9. Tangledfeet

    Tangledfeet Forum Supporter

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    LOL - Ach, nae problem! Only took one can and ten minutes or so. People did say one for the garden would look good... Corten steel, perhaps?

    Done, thought I had a drawing but couldn't find it - had the parts modelled at work so had to log on and email them to myself. I made it from 40mm square so it wasn't huge. If I was doing it again I'd increase the spacing between the parts (there's only three parts, three of each needed) to make welding and assembly easier.
     
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  10. Ruffian Member

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    Looks like 6 of the browns?? Or is that just an optical illusion??

    Would be awesome to have one for a paper weight on a small scale, (20mm boxish)
     
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  11. outofthefire

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    In my opinion the cad drawing makes it look more complicated than looking at the original photo.
     
  12. Tangledfeet

    Tangledfeet Forum Supporter

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    Yes, sorry; you are correct; I should've put a BOM in and let Inventor do the counting for me!!!
     
  13. Screwdriver

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    Ooh a challenge. That looks like five minutes in sketchup.

    Gonna try and do it now...
     
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  14. Screwdriver

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    [​IMG]

    Done
     
  15. Screwdriver

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    Damn. 9 minutes? Had to get off the sofa fire up the works, snapshot upload and post it though...
     
  16. Screwdriver

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    Bit tidier.

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    I'll deconstruct it, looks like only three components...
     
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  17. Tangledfeet

    Tangledfeet Forum Supporter

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    Yup, it was a face/palm moment when I realised that!
     
  18. Screwdriver

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    Three components, as shown.

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  19. Screwdriver

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    ..and to complete the set, you can project textures from photos.

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  20. Tangledfeet

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