Backstory I have a wooden EDCS coin Willy made me, but like some others; I don't want to ruin it, so I never carry it. I wanted something I wouldn't be afraid to carry but I do not have the skill level to carve my own coin.
I decided to dabble with Sketchup and came up with this idea-
It looked pretty good but I didn't know what to do with the drawing. On a whim I sent the file to Shapeways to see if it was printable. It got rejected based on some thin areas. I worked the image to correct those issues and then resubmitted. This time they projected it could be printed in several types of material. I've never done anything with 3D printing, but I was intrigued. What the hell...
I chose black mat plastic, as I thought it would look better than white plastic.
I never stopped to think how big it was and what a normal sized coin would be. It's a little big...
Due to minimum thickness levels and me never printing before, I went with a flat back.
As long as I had a proof of concept, I thought I might give it a pop.
If I was going to reprint, I would scale it down some and make the knife blade higher. Overall it wasn't a bad attempt for my first go at 3D printing. Anyone ever 3D print things with Shapeways?
I welcome feedback- I'm pretty sure if I made it thicker, I could add something to the back. Any other ideas?