Monthly Archives: February 2019

Nice write up on tricks and tips for setting up a 3D printer

In this case its for the chinese Ender printer. But can apply to alot of other 3D Printers out there as well. https://www.instructables.com/id/Ender-3-Pro-Initial-Setup-and-Recommended-Prints/

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Turn and old metal saw into a plastic cutter

I got a kick out of this one. The one thing that worries me is the one end of the line for voltage is pretty much exposed and near the handle where your hand would go. And get zapped. Besides … Continue reading

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Simple Cart Build

Nice and simple cart built for about $40 a cart. Me…I use IKEA like furniture to build carts myself, or stuff off the side of the road. Oh you could go even cheaper with standard plywood. https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Mobile-Shop-Cart-Free-Plan/

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Make your own spring loaded t-nuts

Nice idea, but…I don’t know if I would go as far as make my own spring, but just pull one out from the bin I have.

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Interesting combo of 3D printing, silicon molds, and rubber to make a wheel

Nice build, author 3D prints the cast for making the mold, then prints out the rim to put into the case, and then adds in the rubber to bond with the wheel.

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Turning an old printer into a plotter

Basically re-uses the rollers from the printer to feed the paper across. Neat build.

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Simple dartboard build and darts

Rather clever build. Cheap too. https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Cardboard-Dartboard/

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People powered Portable Trebucket

Neat build. I like how its portable. But…too bad it can’t use something for wieght on site instead of human pushing it. https://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Launching-Portable-Trebuchet/

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Use expanding foam to fill in bottoms of hollow doors

I wish I had thought of this a while back. Today’s hollow doors come with hardly any wood in them. So if you trim it, you most likely have to add in wood in the bottom (like I did). This … Continue reading

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Converting a 3D printer into a plotter

Interesting build. Me…well its a nice idea but the size of most 3D printers I could just “print” the design out on a regular printer. https://www.instructables.com/id/Plotter-Using-3D-Printer/

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