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Edge Test

With a mug you want the edge to be functional so it doesn’t drip and is comfortable on your lips. But you also want it to be aesthetically pleasing.

When designing a vase the aesthetics might be the most important factor. However you still want to make sure there are no sharp edges that might cut you.

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ES Cage

This is an experiment.

On 3ders.org I noticed a post about ES-Cage printing and it’s benefits. So I had to try it.

Sure enough the structure printed quickly and is quite strong for such a thin print.

The designer/creator, Erik, provided a great tutorial on how to do this design. 

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SU Red Vase

This is an early vase that I created using SketchUp. I drew the profile and then revolved it around a rectangle.

I really recommend trying various modeling software until you find one that works best for your type of designs. I liked SketchUp a lot, but I didn’t think it was a good match for the organic forms I hope to make.

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