That Time I Printed a Fun Light Switch Cover

26 06 2020

I’m really diggin’ this 3D printing guys lol.

There’s a lot of free files out there. I’ve worked on modifying (very tiny mods) some files – like the Ear Savers For JJ  here that we’ve been using as a fund raiser for his service dog. But I’ve printed more where I’ve just stood back in awe at someone else’s genius 🙂

This is one of those times.

Our upstairs bathroom *could* have a nautical theme, or not if you decide to remove the octopus shower curtain. I want it to be easily changed, because I think I’d like to move in a few years and not everyone shares my likes 😉

Anyway, this light switch cover/leaver caught my eye.

First step – printing. This is how it looked after the print was finished.

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Then, checking my work before painting or gluing. This is where I found out I printed the wrong gears. They were too big, so I went back and printed the right size, lol. Then it fit together nicely 🙂

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Once I knew it fit together correctly, I smoothed out edges and cleaned things up. Then painted them.

I’d LOVE to tell you I added all the cool detail by hand, but I didn’t. I found a Patina oxidizing finish kit by Modern Masters Metal Effects. A few coats of primer, a few coats of copper paint, and spray on the oxidizing spray and you get some neat finishes 🙂

Here’s the finished piece (except gluing. I still need to glue, but that’s it’s own skill set).

Patina Light Switch 1

 

Patina Light Switch 2

Patina Light Switch 3

Fun, right? You’re turn. You should go out and try something fun, too ❤️

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXOXO

 


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26 06 2020
jchasenovelist

That is very cool!! 🙂

26 06 2020
ajdurrant

Thank you!

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