Father’s Day Weekend 2017

To All the Dad's Out There!

I hope everyone has this weekend marked off on their calendars for all the amount of fun y'all will be have with your father this weekend. While last month we celebrated Mother’s day with some very sweet 3D printed gifts, now it’s time for Father’s Day. Father’s Day is a great time to show your dad what 3D printing can do and since this weekend is National Fishing day it's only right that y'all go fishing and bring along some 3D printed related fishing items. So get your 3D printers revving because we have a couple of great 3D printable fishing ideas, courtesy of the ever-giving maker community.

National Fishing Day


3D printing is surprisingly easy, and a fun way to make fishing lures. Many fishing lure files are available online for free downloads on popular STL sites like Thingiverse and MyMiniFactory. At Thingiverse.com, anglers can search through several uploaded lures for 3D printing, all shared for free with the public by generous anglers. Plus, a downloaded lure can be easily customized using Tinkercad, saving anglers the hassle of learning more complex 3D modeling. But if you think you are skilled enough to try your hand at creating some fishing lure models try creating some in Tinkercad, Blender or any 3D modeling software that you might think would do the trick. It's not that hard especially for people who already have a skill for creating fishing lures as a hobby or for the occasional user.


There is a file up on Thingiverse for Crankbait Fishing Lure and the results are pretty spectacular after the post productions are done. If you scroll down on the page there is even a tutorial to follow for post production air brushing to really give it that finished look. It seems like a nice and fun Father's day project or weekend project to tackle for fishing Sunday morning on Father's Day. Though not all fisherman have an airbrush for creating custom lures there are still other way for creating that one of a kind look for custom fishing lures.

Hydro Dipping Lures

Hydro-dipping isn't new to fishing lures. This idea for hydro-dipping fishing lures is for the regular DIY-er who likes to fish and sometimes make their own fishing lures and doesn't have access to air brushes for custom painting. Nowadays just about everyone has a computer and printer in their house or if not knows somewhere where they can use one for a short time. If you know where to look on the internet for fishing lure pictures you can find some good pictures and with a good picture editor you can scale the image to fit the necessary sides for hydro-dipping the part in. For some who have a skill set in image editing can use an image editing software and create their very own fishing lure image for hydro-dipping. This is a faster means of creating fishing lures due to the drying method of airbrushing and a more creative and 21st century way of creating fishing lures that really gives it a new meaning to creating fishing lures in the 21st century.

National Sushi Day

To us it's actually quite funny that National Fishing Day and National Sushi Day are on the same day. So as soon as you catch your fish you can start to fillet it and with this 3D printed sushi maker you can have your sushi rolls in no time at all. The design files for the Sushi Maker Set are up on Thingiverse and contain all of the instructions you’ll need to create the nine essential pieces, which include four bases that form either a large rectangle, small rectangle, round, or heart-shaped sushi roll. Each base also comes with a corresponding press that helps finalize the shape of your sushi creation, and includes thin divisions for easy slicing.

Just make sure that you 3D print these molds with a filament that you know if food safe on the off chance that it actually will be used. If you don't know if your filament if food safe or not you can always buy a food safe sealant and coat your model with the sealant to give it some protection. After your model is safe from any unwanted bacteria it's time to start creating your sushi rolls.

Creating a large rectangle or small rectangle roll is pretty straightforward. You lay down your mat and plastic wrap. Place the mold base on top. Accommodate the nori. Add rice and other ingredients. Overlap the nori to cover them all up, and then press. Once the roll is well pressed, slice, and pull the base up to expose ready-to-eat sushi. The instructions are pretty straight forward and you can add any kind of ingredients to make all kinds of different sushi rolls from spicy tuna rolls to the California rolls and all in between making this the perfect necessity for those that love to eat sushi.