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  1. dial1911

    dial1911 New Member

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    You can make a printer pay for itself pretty quick. Kid toys, reloading stuff, grips, guns, Aztec death whistles
     


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  2. karlac

    karlac Gone fishin' ... TGT Supporter Lifetime Member

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    Howdy

    Almost got into 3d printing at one time ...
    To make prototypes of my custom designed furniture.
    It was just too much of a $lippery $lope for someone contemplating finally retiring.
     
  3. dial1911

    dial1911 New Member

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    3d printing is super cheap at this point, an ender 3 is like $200 and people have printed full body stormtrooper costumes with them.
     
  4. TrinityGunGuy

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    wow, those sound super creepy.
     
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  5. dial1911

    dial1911 New Member

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    Yes. Yes they do. Cats ate not fans
     
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    I just now saw that. I'd be VERY interested in knowing how to do this. For recreational purposes only.
     
  7. Brains

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    Just do it. Grab an Ender 3, it really is about the best bang for the buck going. If you get stuck on anything, there's a wealth of knowledge available - here included. It's a lot of fun, and you'll find uses for it you would never think of up front. If you have any drafting, cad, etc. skills you'll find yourself quickly looking at things and translating them into plastic. If not, you can find a whole lot of things on Thingiverse and many other spots on the web for ready-to-print stuff.

    I've printed toys, replacement parts for all kinds of things, door hinge shims, housings for digital time clocks I built for work, housings for various other electronics projects, missing game pieces for board games, a 4 foot long programmable LED clock/timer project for the kiddo, a control panel for my laser engraver/cutter, brackets for various things, a neat threaded cylindrical "box" for my daughter to put her earrings in when she's doing sports and stuff, and a whole lot of other stuff I've forgotten about by now.
     
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  8. dial1911

    dial1911 New Member

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    Also guns.
     
  9. Brains

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    I've thought about printing components out of this stuff, but haven't bought any or the right nozzle to give it a shot. It'd have to be something new, interesting, and worth it for the cost though.

    ColorFabb XT-CF20
     
  10. dial1911

    dial1911 New Member

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    I Mean pla+ works fine, why fix what ain't broke
     


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