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Combinatorial Xmas [message #21806] Wed, 22 December 2010 17:42 UTC Go to next message
avatar dadrummond  is currently offline dadrummond
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Hi all -- Just wanted to share a Christmas gift that Shapeways did a great job with. I make limoncello on occasion, a lovely liqueur made from the oil-rich outermost layer of lemon peel, alcohol, sugar and water. My girlfriend found some beautiful Italian swing-top bottles, and we thought giving our relatives limoncello in a reusable bottle would make a delicious and green gift. All we needed was a personalized logo. Rather than just make a round tag, I thought it would be fun to exploit the metal 3D printer's capabilities. So, using Shapeways, I made five fleur-de-lis realized as leaves bundled with a strap emblazoned with the initials of each recipient couple. Printed in stainless steel with the antique bronze finish, tied with a blue ribbon. Here are the results!
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There are five of these, each with different initials. Designed in a few hours on one day using Blender. Can you imagine what doing this would have required before Shapeways? Happy holidays, Shapies!

[Updated on: Fri, 24 December 2010 19:47 UTC]


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Re: Combinatorial Xmas [message #21833 is a reply to message #21806 ] Thu, 23 December 2010 15:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar jeff  is currently offline jeff
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emm, looks good. I'd order a bottle too, let me know when you're distributing Wink


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Re: Combinatorial Xmas [message #21846 is a reply to message #21806 ] Thu, 23 December 2010 23:04 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar aeron203  is currently offline aeron203
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A unique and interesting gift, very handsomely presented!


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Re: Combinatorial Xmas [message #21863 is a reply to message #21846 ] Fri, 24 December 2010 16:30 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar dadrummond  is currently offline dadrummond
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Thanks, guys. While I don't think I'd like to grapple with the legal mechanics of actually selling the stuff, if either of you're ever in Boston, I'd happily share a tipple in exchange for stories about how you've built your businesses. Smile


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Re: Combinatorial Xmas [message #21867 is a reply to message #21806 ] Fri, 24 December 2010 19:43 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar rawkstar320  is currently offline rawkstar320
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Thats a pretty cool idea!

Ive always wanted to try limoncello....


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Re: Combinatorial Xmas [message #21920 is a reply to message #21806 ] Tue, 28 December 2010 00:41 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar lensman  is currently offline lensman
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Never even heard of limoncello! Looks great. And wonderful use of 3D printing..

Um, just as an aside... would you happen to have that recipe for limoncello! Twisted Evil

Glenn


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Re: Combinatorial Xmas [message #22014 is a reply to message #21920 ] Fri, 31 December 2010 05:45 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar dadrummond  is currently offline dadrummond
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By request -- sorry for OT! Via my cousin, via an old Italian grandmother:

* 6 large lemons
* 1 liter 95% (190 proof) alcohol
* 600 grams sugar (1/2 cup – 1 tablespoon ~ 100 grams, so ~2.75 cups sugar)

1. Shave the outermost peel of the lemons. Try not to get any white pith, which will make the limoncello bitter.
2. Put peels into glass jar with liter of alcohol. Let stand for 10 days.
3. After 10 days boil 1 liter of water or buy distilled water. Add sugar and make sure all of it is dissolved. Let cool.
4. When sugar/water mixture is cool, mix with alcohol. Strain/filter lemon peel pieces, store liquid in glass bottle.
5. Let stand for 20 days.
6. Freeze, serve with frozen glass. Or gift in bottles with personalized 3D-printed bronze/steel ornaments.

This is the traditional recipe; however I often modify it by adding about 50% more water. The alcohol I use is regular 190 proof Everclear.

Cheers -- Allan


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Re: Combinatorial Xmas [message #22065 is a reply to message #21806 ] Mon, 03 January 2011 13:45 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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So that would make it around 85 proof or 47.5%. Sound pretty good Razz.


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Re: Combinatorial Xmas [message #22330 is a reply to message #21806 ] Sat, 08 January 2011 18:40 UTC Go to previous message
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Sorry, only just saw the recipe reply... thanks. Sounds delish!


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