3D Printing a Giant Chess Piece (Rook)

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Back when I first got my Tronxy XY-2 PRO 3D printer it came with a microSD card containing models already sliced as .gcode files ready to print. I tried to print an elephant but due to the brittle nature of the sample filament large prints such as the ones on the microSD seemed prone to failure.

After the failed elephant attempt I moved on to smaller models and got in the habit of printing some designs from thingiverse.com and a few of my own designs. Today I dusted off the microSD card with sample models and tried again.

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Since I had Hatchbox black PLA filament I thought Rook.gcode would be a good model to print. The rook is the piece on the chess board that looks like a castle. Maybe I am mistaken but it seems like Tronxy took a model of a medieval castle tower and just called it a "rook".

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Well, this is a free .gcode file so why complain it's more of a functional castle tower model than an actual chess piece?

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The printed model turned out quite well. When I get some white PLA again I might retry to print the elephant.

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My Thingiverse account: https://www.thingiverse.com/holovision/designs
My Thangs account: https://thangs.com/Holovision
3D printing community on Hive: https://peakd.com/created/hive-103035

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Thanks for sharing the time it takes lol I literally just decided I don't want a 3D printer after seeing 7h lol

Looks better than many towers I do see on chest boards!

It looks like a great idea to use a 3D printer like yours to replace missing chess pieces! 😅

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I made one of these a few months back and ended up using it in a post!!