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    3D Printed Topo Maps - Help fund my ski addiction

    Alright folks, my 3D printers have some bandwidth these days, and I figured now is a good time to offer to the rest of the JONGs, MAGS, and other Jabronis here on forum.

    I've been printing these 3D topos for a bit of time, initially to assist with route finding while touring, but when offering my services to people in the Seattle area, most just want snaps of Volcanoes around the PNW.

    Since its a total PITA and time consuming to get specific/custom zones figured out, here's the process that's been marinating in my head past coupla weeks:

    $20 for a 180X180mm (6X6") square of a location of your choice, assuming I've already downloaded it (list found below). I will do my best to update this list if folks want a specific area. So someone will ultimately be sacrificing their five bucks for the greater good.

    $25 for a custom zone of the same size.

    $8 to ship first print $3 for subsequent prints.

    I also have the ability to do some tiled, or arrayed prints too which come out looking slick. However, with the increased area, it tends to increase the volume as well, so reach out and we can figure out a price.

    Here are the zones I currently have downloaded:


    • Three sisters
    • A basin
    • All of lake Tahoe (this print needs to be done in an array, as the aspect ratio (elevation to distance) is too small otherwise)
    • Alpental Valley
    • Bear Valley CA
    • Big Sky - Lone Mountain
    • Hoodoo (Cascades)
    • Charlia Lakes
    • Cherry Ridge CA
    • Chuckanut (arrayed ideal)
    • Alpental Valley + Commonwealth Basin
    • El Dorado Peak (N Cascades)
    • Enchantments
    • Grand Teton
    • Hyak Zone - Snoq pass
    • Mt Adams
    • Baker Area
    • Mt Hood
    • Mt Pilchuck
    • Shashta
    • Bachelor (arrayed ideal)
    • Mt Gardener (N Cascades)
    • Presidential range
    • Pickets (N.Cascades)
    • Rainier
    • Rainier + Crystal (two part)
    • Schweitzer
    • Shuksan
    • Squaw
    • St Helens
    • Stevens Pass area
    • Teton Peaks
    • Three Fingers (cascades)
    • Turnigan
    • Foss Area
    • Glacier Peak


    Here are some examples of stuff I've made in the past:

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    Mt. Adams


    If you're interested in having something made here are the instructions below:
    1. Email me (not PM/DM on the forum as the messaging system sucks) at rfconroy at gmail dot com
    2. Tell me which zone youre interested in. If you want a custom print, provide a google maps screen shot with a square (or pretty close to square) profile of the area you want printed.
    3. Once I've send some screen grabs of the print preview, we'll figure out payment via paypal. As these are all made to order, I will need payment first.


    Also: Being the gear hoarder and beer drinker I am, I am able/willing to barter for some good beers or interesting gear.

    Lastly, I use my machines for a bunch of other ski/mountain bike related stuff too; mtb seal drivers, ski centering jigs, binding drill jigs, ext. Therefore if folks are looking for some of that stuff too, feel free to reach out.
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    Cool.

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    Very cool. Have you found an optimum size of an area for printing? I'd imagine it depends on the amount of relief?

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    That’s pretty cool. I will run it by some friends about a custom print

    An adk binding jig would be very nice. I think they settled the mount pattern dispute. Guesstimate on that? I could post up in thread to see interest

    Is the plastic tough enough to hold up as a binding shim?

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    How does the ski centering jig work? Would definitely be interested in one if it can cover a wide range of widths.

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    Ordered some of these for Christmas last year. Turned out great.

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    Stoked that there are quite a few questions, so ill do my best to answer them in order.

    John_B
    I've got a couple of different printers, most with a size of about 200mm square build size, but I do have a single machine that has a 300mm, so could go a bit bigger.

    The 2X2 Alpental Valley print I have came out to about 12X16" and looks sick.

    Typically best results on these prints come out when they have high aspect ratios for the given area, meaning lots of vert in a short distance - so peaks like Mt. Bachelor, or most east coast hills look a little underwhelming. However, I do have the ability to exaggerate the elevation axis to compensate somewhat.

    Cat
    Did you mean ATK?
    Either way if you point me to a online template I can use, and let me know your BSL I can knock out a drill pretty easy. Some of the stuff I've done is captured on this thread:
    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/...ting-jig/page3

    and the jigs I've been making can be found here:
    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4668734

    Typically I print these out of PLA, and they're usually good for 2-3 pairs of skis before the should be reprinted. I've also been thinking of having an insert version to reduce print and increase servicing, so if there's interest I can spend some time to do so.

    August
    This is the one I used, and it turned out awesome.

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4744005

    When combined with the jig patterns I print, it makes mounting skis very straightforward. I've mounted skis from 100-115 thus far without any issue, and seems to have a range from 90-120 or so. Since this isnt my design, I would only charge printer time if someone needed these.
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    Take my money!

    How much for 1? If the price is right, I may order 2.

    I'll send a PM but I suspect others are interested in what the price might be.

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    Don’t pm write his email in first post.

    Thanks for response. Will look at links Yup dyslexia strikes again atk

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    Sick. That Alpental print looks awesome. I've got a project for you. Email incoming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cat in january View Post
    Don’t pm write his email in first post.

    Thanks for response. Will look at links Yup dyslexia strikes again atk
    Yeah, Jong move for sure. I remembered that just after I pressed send on the PM I sent him. All good now.

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    I'm assuming you pour blanks and have an endmill programmed with the GIS?

    This is sweet. Good work.

    email incoming about a colorado peak my ladyfriend likes.
    Skiing in the rockies is like 70's porn

    Lots of bush

    Some wood

    No faceshots...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asspen View Post
    I'm assuming you pour blanks and have an endmill programmed with the GIS?
    No, he's just 3D printing the model directly.

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    Sweet, gonna email re a CO front range project - indian peaks up through RMNP

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    Damn this is cool

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    These look awesome. You should tram up with an artist who could paint them, could turn into a legit business I'd think

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    Quote Originally Posted by cat in january View Post
    Donít pm write his email in first post.

    Thanks for response. Will look at links Yup dyslexia strikes again atk
    Any chance you could forward me the template you're fixing to get, and the BSL you need it for?

    I can mockup the design pretty quick, and if you've got access to a printer you should be able to print it yourself.
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    Email sent on a local map. Thx


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    I need to go to Utah.
    Utah?
    Yeah, Utah. It's wedged in between Wyoming and Nevada. You've seen pictures of it, right?

    So after 15 years we finally made it to Utah.....


    Thanks BCSAR and POWMOW Ski Patrol for rescues

    8, 17, 13, 18, 16, 18, 20, 19, 16, 24, 32

    2020/2021 (30/35)

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    Very cool. Iíve got one incoming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tang View Post
    Sweet, gonna email re a CO front range project - indian peaks up through RMNP
    Might be interested in this same zone if you do it.
    It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. ĖErnest Hemingway

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    Cool work man - great deal and quality 8Ē square

    My home mountain. Whereís Waldo?



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    Sent from my iPhone using TGR Forums
    I need to go to Utah.
    Utah?
    Yeah, Utah. It's wedged in between Wyoming and Nevada. You've seen pictures of it, right?

    So after 15 years we finally made it to Utah.....


    Thanks BCSAR and POWMOW Ski Patrol for rescues

    8, 17, 13, 18, 16, 18, 20, 19, 16, 24, 32

    2020/2021 (30/35)

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