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Friday, April 22 2022

Deeper into the Dark Side!

I have sunk even further to the dark side and have stepped into the world of Resin 3D Printing. God help me now! Four hours on the first "test" print. OK! Here is the first official DC Resin Print. It was done with Elegoo grey Photopolymer Resin, sliced with Chitubox and printed on the  […]

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Sunday, April 3 2022

"Taking Care of Business and Working Overtime"

Woo-hoo, the 3D printers are back online! Been embroiled on a server project all month creating a 3D Virtual World. I moved some hardware around put the print server on a NUC with a 256GB SSD. (From one with two 2TB SSDs) So yeah, the migration was a bit of a headache. Fortunately, I saved my config  […]

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Tuesday, November 23 2021

More Elegooooooo

I have to say the second run at multi-colors came out MUCH better!! It is an articulated butterfly keychain for Nikki's Mom.  

Elegooooooooo!

So the first dual extrusion print is done! Yup it's a bit of a mess. I had my retraction settings set WAY too low. Like .8 or something when it should be around 7 or 10! But all in all, not a bad first print. Yeah I picked up an Elegoo Neptune 2D. It was crazy cheap for a dual extrusion printer and  […]

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Saturday, November 13 2021

Ender 3 Max woes

Welp, I screwed the pooch with the hot end on the Ender 3 Max. Stripped out the threads for the nozzle. FORTUNATELY a new drop in place complete hot end is only $20. I could go the $10 route and get a bunch of heat blocks and heat breaks. BUT that means trying to get the thermistor and heater coil  […]

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Friday, September 24 2021

"Bloop Bloop"

All of the mechanical parts are done. Printing out the Butt Plate and Stock next. Have Nikki put on a nice coat of Walnut Stain on the stock and she'll be done. I DID have a working trigger assembly. However when I used some CA glue on the trigger guard the glue ran into the trigger and now it is  […]

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Tuesday, April 20 2021

Voronoi Vase Print

A neat print we did the other day. Took 2 days to print!!! Then I practiced my limited airbrush skills painting it. We have another one scaled to 50% on the Prusa right now. We'll see how that one comes out.