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Break Loom

by 3dYeti Dec 3, 2011
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Awesome stuff!! Does anyone have any means to make a straight section by any chance? It'd be awesome if I could have 2 round pieces linked to a straight piece in between.

This is such a cool design. The standard size is a bit too big for the yarn I wanted to use (looks great for chunky yarns) so I printed it at 50%, which worked, but would be better for finer yarn. So, I printed it at 75%, which is about perfect for the medium 4 weight yard I wanted to use.

At 75% the peg centers are at about 14 cmm or 9\16 inch.

At 50% the centers are about 9mm or 3\8 inch.

At full size print, the centers are about 3\4 inch or 19 mm.

It was really easy to adjust the print size to find the right stitch size. My only issue has been with the tops of the pegs, they are a little "fat" for some of the tighter stitch styles and if you like the tighter styles, you might want to experiment with reducing the size of the tops of the pegs. Anyways, awesome and useful design :)

Great design, but it was absolute hell to make in PLA. I shattered three pieces before I finally got it to work (kinda - the one piece actually has a crack in it. But it doesn't appear to affect structural stability or functionality, so I'm going with it).

what is the difference between v3 and v3r?

It turns the opposite way. They are mirrored copies of each other.

I see now...I feel silly for asking now hahha

No problem.

great looking little knitting loom. I loom knit - do you know what the measurement is from center of a peg to the center of the next peg?

What is the diameter of this loom?

crank up your temp for better bonding between layers

More like "Breaking Loom" - .25 infill, broke numerous pins on many occasions.

This, most likely, has more to do with your print quality than the model itself. What printer are you using? What material? Layer height? The ones I have printed for friends and family have been going strong for well over a year.

.25 infill (rectilinear)
.3 layer height
Solidoodle 2 (Fully calibrated & Banding issues resolved)
ABS (Natural Octave)
195C nozzle temp
100C Bed temp
Fully enclosed print area for better layer bonding.

Way too cold for abs

thank you for this.. is there a way to make bigger ones?

maybe sections with 8 and 10 pegs?

That could be done. I modeled this one to be printed on my TOM. I may attempt to make a larger one when I get a larger 3d printer.

Awesome, my wife wants me to make her one for her birthday in a week and a half. :) gonna get off easy this year. hehe.

Made some for my wife for her birthday, her birthday is in a month, ahead of schedule this year xD

Excellent, my wife uses these.