Keith Rucker ~ 3D-Printing Projects

Keith Rucker's Vintage Machinery Logo drawn into SolidWorks for the Fun of it

Keith Rucker’s Vintage Machinery Logo drawn into SolidWorks for the Fun of it

Much of my CAD ( Computer Aided Design ) work I do at night … With no one else around … Sitting for long hours viewing a computer monitor designed to swing over my Lazyboy chair from a custom made computer table/stand.

To help break up the silence … while running SolidWorks ‘Photo-Realistic’ CAD Renderings … I will watch YouTube videos on a second laptop computer.

Lazyboy Chair Computer Area Setup for Long Hours of CAD work

Lazyboy Chair Computer Area Setup for Long Hours of CAD work

On one of those long nights,  I stumbled onto Keith Rucker’s YouTube Channel  (VintageMachinery.org) and very quickly became addicted to viewing all the fascinating projects Keith works on and is nice enough to share in videos.

Keith Rucker's VintageMachinery.org YouTube Channel

Keith Rucker’s VintageMachinery.org YouTube Channel

Have introduced Several Twitter Followers to Keith's Videos

Have introduced Several Twitter Followers to Keith’s Videos

In May of 2014 I sent Keith an email wishing him a happy birthday and thanking him for making the videos.  In that email also mentioned if he ever needed anything drawn up in CAD, or needed a SolidWorks rendering, to drop me a note and I would be happy to do it for him as a thank you for making the videos I enjoy watching while working at night.

Received a nice note back from Keith and returned an email back to him mentioning some 3D-Printed Chocolate Molds I had made, and also a very complex shaped Carbon-Fiber part created using a 3D-Printed pattern.

3D-Printed 'Puck' Shape with Plastic & Food Grade Silicone molds

3D-Printed ‘Puck’ Shape with Plastic & Food Grade Silicone molds

To make a long story short over several months and 225 emails later *lol* ~ Keith and I have worked on several projects together using 3D-Printed patterns to cast metal parts for his Vintage Machinery projects.

Keith's Daughter watching a part print on his AFINIA 3D-Printer

Keith’s Daughter watching a part print on his AFINIA 3D-Printer

Keith and I both use AFINIA 3D-Printers  ( AFINIA.com ) ~ They create outstanding prints, easy to use, and have amazing 3D-Printing Software!!

SolidWorks Rendering of the Vintage Machinery Logo

SolidWorks Rendering of the Vintage Machinery Logo

I did not design the Vintage Machinery Logo; therefore, all of my drawings are just Tributes to what I feel is a very cool logo design!!

( The Vintage Machinery Logo is by Bob Holcombe ~ Well Done!!!  )

CLICK HERE to view Keith Rucker’s VintageMachinery.org YouTube videos

Over the next few posts I will show some of the items Keith and I have been working on combining Metalwork with 3D-Printing.

3D-Printed Test Parts for Keith Rucker's Projects

3D-Printed Test Parts for Keith Rucker’s Projects

In addition, Keith also knows Tom Lipton and we have worked on some of Tom’s 3D-Printed items … and a few surprises together.

SolidWorks Rendering of some 3D-Printed items designed with Tom Lipton

SolidWorks Rendering of some 3D-Printed items designed with Tom Lipton

CLICK HERE to view Tom Lipton’s OX Tools YouTube Channel

SolidWorks Rendering of Tom Lipton's OX TOOLS Logo

SolidWorks Rendering of Tom Lipton’s OX TOOLS Logo

… MORE TO COME !!

— CHEERS…

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