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STRAY CAT STUDIOS
When the first Lockdown hit, our very successful Charity Shop in Street had to close, along with every other non-food shop in the country. I worried that the Glastonbury & Wells Branch of Cats Protection was going to be hard pressed to keep running without the funding from the shop, so began looking for other ways of raising money.
I already had a few 3D printers, and the models produced on them had sold well in the shop so I looked to see if there was any way to increase my output with something more exclusive - perhaps personalised.
The Print Farm was extended to help achieve this - not a great idea! At first it went well, then one of the new resin printers refused to co-operate and was eventually sold off. The other 2 resin printers seemed to work OK but I was developing itchy places and it became obvious that I was allergic to the resin. They had to go.
Back to the original printer that just kept on churning out the prints.
A second printer, capable of producing multi-colour prints is
now being tested and I'm also experimenting with a Laser Engraver.
Output from the original printer is mainly Lithophanes; shadow pictures made from photographs in such a way that shining a light through them shows the picture.
As my daughter lives in Bristol and supports The Moggery cat rescue centre, I now include them in possible beneficiaries of the profits.
Cats Protection, Glastonbury & Wells, Fund raising, 3D printed, 3D Printing, Laser Engraving