I made this as a little tool to hold parts of common PVC pipe sizes used for cosplay from Home Depot. While not in my workshop, I needed a tangible and accurate representation of PVC pipes for 3d modeling with. At least I can get some accurate measurements with a caliper while not lugging around the whole entire pipe with me 🙂
PVC pipes can be cut with a cutting tool or a saw blade. In this case, I used a PVC pipe cutting tool.
While working on my kid’s Ashbringer, I needed to insert a hole into the model, but it was a little challenging not knowing how big of a hole diameter to create without these pipes on hand for measuring.
The Ashbringer 2D printable vector pattern can be downloaded HERE!
I used Fusion 360 when modeling the hilt and the handle.
Work in progress picture of the printed Ashbringer… The PVC pipe reference tool came in SUPER handy when designing this prop, I only needed to mainly print these ashbringer files ONCE due to the accurate measurement of the PVC pipe diameter! The 3/4″ pipe I used in this so far made a perfect fit.