Suck at woodwork? Just hit print and you can still have a treasure chest of your (or your kids) dreams!
This thing is a lockable chest, which is fully 3D printed and only needs some parts glued together. You can leave it as is, or use paint to create a more woody appearance. Assembly is simple, just remember to do a test fit before any glue:
- Glue the Lock_Shackle to the Lid
- Glue the Lid Stoppers to the Chest and Lid (4x)
- Insert the Lock_Disc on the Lock_Body
- Glue the Lock_body and Lock_Cover
- Glue the Lock to the Chest
- Combine the Lower_Hinge and Upper_Hinge and insert the Hinge_Bolt (3x)
- Glue the Hinge_Bolt_Cap to the Hinge_Bolt (3x)
- Glue the Hinges to the Chest, start from the middle and make sure the Shackle fits to the lock.
The example print was done with 100% infill, which makes the chest nice and robust, but the print time was over 2 days.
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All the parts are oriented ready for printing, and only the Lid needs supports!
The Hinges, Lock and Key were left without post treatment, but the Chest and Lid were lightly sanded and painted white. Then, spirit based wood dye was used to create the wood effect. The the parts were heated in an oven @120degrees C for 5min, which leaves the surface cracked (to mimic years of wear and tear). To finish off, clear matte lacquer was used to protect the paint.