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Clock Repair

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A cuckoo clock in my house recently had one of its plastic hands snap while being adjusted. Glue didn't hold up for long, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to use the Ultimaker to print replacement hands.

The broken hand looked like this:

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I then scanned the parts, and used Inkscape to make a .dxf version of the image:

Broken%2520Hand%2520Scan.png

Hands%2520Vector.png

After a simple extrusion and running the model through Cura, The result is this:

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I might paint this so it matches the original more closely, but it's otherwise good as new. The process was amazingly quick; from the time that the hand broke to the time it was put on the clock was just one and a half hours! :)

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