• No Laws Here

    No Laws Here

    I struggled trying to get really nice 3D FDM prints. Just recently I discovered the errors in my way. I believed the “recommended” filament flow settings were accurate. They are not. At best a very rough starting point for the newbie. I laugh every time I see someone ask. “What settings do you use to…

  • Improved CETUS2

    Improved CETUS2

    A lot of quirky events have been occurring with my 3D printing. Definitely tied to the “Quantum Effect”. My machines have been complaining about their workload as only machines know how. They start breaking down.  I wore out the bearings in the filament feed drives for the CETUS2. Probably a thousand hours on them. About…

  • New Resin Printer

    New Resin Printer

    The resin [sic] I do this hobby is I like to design from scratch and then use 3D printing as the proof of design. I deliberately chose the word resin (line above) because that is one of the materials I use with 3D printing. I just ordered a new resin type printer. The Anycubic Photon…

  • Quantum Sewing

    Quantum Sewing

    I try to design something new to print nearly every single day. It’s what I do and the reason for this hobby. For me it is not just about the printing. It’s seeing a new design become a real thing. My spouse is a quilter. Sewing is her thing. I support her the best I…

  • Tech Talk

    Tech Talk

    There is a side to the 3D printing “hobby” to which I have not paid much attention. It does not focus on printed item design at all. Printed product design is a totally different side of the hobby.

  • Cetus 2.2

    Cetus 2.2

    Tiertime labels it just a CETUS2. It’s a two filament single nozzle FDM printer. Tiertime sent me a used prototype Cetus2 a year ago. I won it in a contest for writing a New Year’s Resolution. I also had an expectation of still receiving a first edition release version as I had invested in the…

  • Is Bigger Better

    Is Bigger Better

    I installed a set of 0.60mm extruders on my Snapmaker J1s. I have probably run at least 100 prints with these nozzles.  My goal has been to design larger print projects that will take advantage of the thicker and wider layers possible with the 0.6mm nozzle size. Print times are faster. The layering visibility is…

  • It’s Not About The Printer

    It’s Not About The Printer

    Three dimensional printing in its entire scope, is not just about the printer. The same as photography is not about the camera. It’s about the photographs one creates. The hobby is not owning the tool but rather how you use the tool. Some people collect cameras. But that doesn’t make them a photographer. Owning a…

  • Recomended


    I really have a workhorse 3D printer in my Snapmaker J1s. It’s an independent dual extruder FDM printer with a build area of 210x324x200 mm. Extruder temp range is up to 300 C and the bed is good to 100 C. That provides the ability to print a wide range of materials. As you can…