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Key to the Bastille

by MakerBot Jul 13, 2012
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Just had my local public library use the 3D printer donated by my colleague Friends of the Library to print up a copy of this Mount Vernon Bastille Key. Took them 3 hours each side (total 6 hours) and cost me $6. Note: designer made key totally symmetric. It’s not; the alignment ridge is supposed to be only on the left side. Also, the printed key is 8 ¾ inches long, versus the real key’s 7 ½ inches. Nevertheless, pretty cool! Thanks to the designer!
Note: tutorial REF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIASyrInaxA and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIPYMdxw4qU
My own personal interest: http://www.LibertyKey.US

Unfortunately, the key is not completely symmetrical. The alignment ridge on the left side of the key (main picture) is not on the right side. Gluing the two halves together does not yield a faithful rendition of the key. Curious, where did you get the "left" half of the key? For more information, check out "George Washington's Liberty Key: Mount Vernon's Bastille Key" at www.LibertyKey.US

Check out interesting information about George Washington's Bastille Key at www.bahrnoproducts.com/Bastille_Key.htm