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Hi again! First I must apologize to Lobo for not immediately recognizing the amazing work he did so this print could be shared with and enjoyed by so many of us. I was remiss in not doing so.
Also, I wanted to share a few pics of this file print next to a remix of a larger 5 leaf version of a file created by Emmett here on thingiverse. I printed the blue 5 leaf scaled to 50% of the same file that I printed in the above video scaled to 150%. These pics REALLY show how tight the tolerances become when scaling down. Although, I must confess that while the blue print functions very smoothly, I cheated to make it so. The print completed, and everything looked great right off the bed, but one of the leaves fused, irretrievably, to the inner shell; so, after cleaning up remnants, I was able to borrow a good leaf from another earlier failure, and carefully insert it into the final product.
I just can't get enough of these little creations - sometimes I finds myself in the house fidgeting with one in my hands, open/close/open/close, with no idea how it got there.
Anyway, I'm glad there are others who also find them interesting and challenging.