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Kaja Blackwing
Kaja Blackwing
I create 3D models and bring them to life via 3D printing and conventional metalworking processes. My processes are documented in blog posts and videos which, I hope, function as helpful tutorials. I work on custom projects all the time, and I welcome a challenge.
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Free miniatures! Again, not really free, but for $5 per month, you get to choose up to $45 worth of miniatures from both my website and my Shapeways shop, and I'll ship them to you.

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Free jewellery! Right, right, not free, that's just bad clickbait. You can request any item of jewellery that I've designed (other than one based on my sigil, that's MINE), whether I offer it for sale or not, as long as it's in any material cheaper than gold. I may be willing to supply one that's gold-plated, depending on what it is. Alternatively, you can request up to $100 worth of miniatures.

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End-of-Month Update for July 2021: I decided to start some work on a practical project, a steam boiler for my workshop.  Design work alone is going to take quite some time, and I have no idea when I'll finally get round to building it.  Depending on how much the raw material costs, and what my income is like when the project finally gets going, I may add another funding goal here.  So far, I have two entries for this project, part 1 and part 2.  Follow me on Hive for more updates.


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End-of-Month Update for March 2021: this past month, I finally got round to casting bronze in my miniature foundry, so I now know that I can make proper jewellery!  All I need now are ideas.  I'm back home at the moment, which means that I've resumed design work.  The first design project that I've completed is yet another steampunk airship, the Iron Rose.  As with the Zaphnora a year ago, I decided to make a video documenting the assembly, showing off the components up close and explaining some things about it.  There are other design projects related to my fictional world that I want to complete soon as well, this way I have a substantial collection of props for a web comic or some other media with which to share the actual story.  That's getting pushed to the side for now, as I just got a request for another model tank. Luckily, it's one I've already made, I just need to add more detail for a larger scale. Once the props are done, I'll probably move on to jewellery designs, and I'll try to come up with a variety of samples that I can create for an Etsy catalogue.  Discounts will be available for subscribers, of course.

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Well, it took long enough (because reasons), but the complete construction series for my shooting gallery is now up on BitChute.  Here is the assembly video:
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As promised, here is screenshot of the blueprint that I'm using to build my shooting gallery. If ...

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Right, so I promised some pictures of my vacuum-forming tests a few days ago, but that's not going to happen.  I haven't had time to run any of my own test pieces, and I've instead been running tests with forms that I made for a customer.  Since this is confidential work, I can't share it.  However, I'll probably get the lumber for my shooting gallery project today, so you'll get to see that instead.  I have altered the design a bit since originally posting this video, so what I'll actually be building is pictured below.  I have a blueprint as well with a bill of materials, so if anyone is interested in building something like this, the blueprint will be in a subscriber-exclusive post.  The drawing I'm using isn't fully annotated, since I have a lot of the information in my head.  If you need a better drawing, or you want a slightly different setup, I can provide you with a blueprint in exchange for a $20 tip.  Alternatively, you can subscribe at Tier 3, and get free blueprints for anything whenever you want.
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Goals

$1,700
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the Goal
Get me a new TIG welder! My current machine is touch-start, which I am not fond of. I've already had to replace the torch on it, but that doesn't solve the problem.
$4,000
to reach
the Goal
Get me some CNC machines! Truthfully, I don't know what I want yet, but this amount will pay for an entire Sherline benchtop setup, which is perfect for manufacturing small, intricate parts. Otherwise, I'll use this money to pay for a CNC controller and kit to convert my existing milling machine.
$9,000
to reach
the Goal
Get me a selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printer! I originally wanted to start my 3D print shop with one of these, but the LFS machine was more advantageous at the time. I would still like to get the SLS machine, however, since I can think of many different designs that would work better with that process.
$20,000
to reach
the Goal
Get me a BIG lathe! Seriously, I know I'm reaching here, but there is a lot I could do with a 20" x 60" engine lathe.

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