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Old 08-15-2009, 10:50 PM
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3D puzzle patterns

Hi All,
I have been collecting 3D cut out patterns for a while. I first ran across them when a company I used to work for bought a sheet metal laser cutter. They had provided some AutoCAD files for demonstration that would cut out various demonstration parts; one of them cut out the pieces for a 3D frog puzzle. We had a lot of fun trying to figure out how the thing assembled and I wish I still had the pattern- it looked really great! I had given mine a away since then.

Since then, I have run across a lot of AutoCAD files for various 3D creatures and objects (Thanks TAZMAN for helping to provide the first few- the hornet in the first picture). You may recognize some of them as the various dinosaur "bones" puzzles cut out of thin wood.

I have converted some of the AutoCAD files into PDFs that you can use to make these out of wood, foam, or whatever else you can think of. For those of you fortunate enough to have access to a laser cutter, I have the original DXF files they use.

I am a technical support specialist for a company that designs and manufactures card personalization equipment. That's a fancy term for a a machine that embosses credit cards or an ID card printer. I have printed out one of the puzzles (a hornet) onto the plastic cards our machine uses, cut it out, and assembled it (see the first picture). I use this to show the versitility of our card printers to our customers.

The other pictures show a few of the other 3D patterns I have. I guess I have about 40+ patterns so far and am always looking for more (such as the frog). Any help would be appreciated.

If you e-mail me, I can send you what I have. The zip file is about 7 meg so I can't post it here.

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Old 08-16-2009, 03:50 AM
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Upload it on mediafire and post the link here

Those puzzles look very interesting
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:24 AM
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Yep, I definitely remember the hornet...that was a long time ago wasn't it Ron. I still have one somewhere, and I think i have one of the cards you did of it, still not cut out. Ahhh....those were the days...lol
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Yep Taz,
Those indeed were the days! Sure miss them sometimes. Miss the good fellowship with friends the most.

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I bought some of the dinosaur puzzles for my son when he was small. I always thought the technique was very innovative, and I think some pretty complicated stuff can be designed using patterns like this. Some of the insects are perfect examples.

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Yep Taz,
Those indeed were the days! Sure miss them sometimes. Miss the good fellowship with friends the most.

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LOL...well, that is what you get for moving away...hey, look for a build thread from me tomorrow...
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I have an Amada 4020 laser that we just bought a month ago brand new. I have a few programs now and was interested to see what all you have as well. Thanks Allen akthomas23@yahoo.com
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I have an Amada 4020 laser that we just bought a month ago brand new. I have a few programs now and was interested to see what all you have as well. Thanks Allen akthomas23@yahoo.com
Hi Allen,
I just sent them in 2 emails; I have to split up the zip file because I have quite a few!

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hola ron soy armando lopez... sabes eh encontrado algunos patrones para trex y mamut, me interesa mucho el de la avispa y el de el tigre dientes de sable, sabes se los estoy haciendo a mi hijo de 9 aņos en mdf de 3 mm y esta feliz de la vida solo que aca no he visto los planos o patrones para estos dos que te comento, tu los tienes?? me los podrias proporcionar???
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:41 PM
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hola ron soy armando lopez... sabes eh encontrado algunos patrones para trex y mamut, me interesa mucho el de la avispa y el de el tigre dientes de sable, sabes se los estoy haciendo a mi hijo de 9 aņos en mdf de 3 mm y esta feliz de la vida solo que aca no he visto los planos o patrones para estos dos que te comento, tu los tienes?? me los podrias proporcionar???
Hi Armanditito,
Sorry, but I had to try and use a web translator to read your message; I don't understand Spanish except for maybe 100 words.

If I understand you, you would like the saber-tooth tiger and wasp? I do have both of them. PM me with your e-mail address and I will be more than happy to send you what I have.

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