"Dad can you make a frame for a 8cmx8cm picture?"
It hardly needs to be said how proud I was. But now she must not be deceived.
The first step is to design a nice profile. Freecad and its sketcher bench is the ideal tool for that. Then for assembly openscad seems to be the best tool as it is easy to add some decoration.
The result is a parametric frame maker with a choice of 3 profile.
Print in wood or PLA with a coat of gold paint
section #1 - 'Classical' profile
section #2 - 'Gallery' profile
section #3 - 'Modern' profile
- Sketch drawing in FreeCAD in XY plane
- Export to Flattened SVG
- Convert SVG to EPS with Inkscape
$ inkscape section.svg -E section.eps
- Convert EPS to DXF
$ pstoedit -dt -f dxf:-polyaslines\ -mm section.eps section.dxf
- Open file frame.scad with OpenSCAD (version 2019.05 or above)
- Activate Customizer
- Modify the four parameters to your need
- Render (press F6) and export .STL file (press F7)
One among three profile: Classical / Gallery / Modern
Value in mm of the picture height (inner dimension of frame). default value is 80 (8cm)
Value in mm of the picture width (inner dimension of frame). default value is 80 (8cm)
Identify what to print:
The whole frame (default value).
A vertical 1/4 of a frame. You will have to print 2 of them + 2 horizontal ones.
An horizontal 1/4 of a frame. You will have to print 2 of them + 2 vertical ones.