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The Limits

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One inescapable fact. Good, complicated software tools are seldom cheap. Same applies to quality machine tools. Good and cheap do not ride the same bus. This leaves the amateur and the hobbyist in a tough position. But only when expendable cash is limited and there is no return on investment availab...
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Seeing Double

Almost a double. KautzCraft now has two almost identical 3D printers in operation. They are Geeetech A20M and A20T. The “M” is two filament color and the “T” is a three-color filament printer. Both can make more colors than the filaments they can manage buy blending (mixing) colors in their single n...IMG 2635
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Woodcarving

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Wow! No posts here since January. I have been keeping busy though.Recently I have been considering going back and exploring one of my old interests. It's doing hand wood carving. There is a little bit mentioned here in The Ramblin' Dan's Workshop in 2013 . I bought a lot of instructional books back ...
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Back to Basics

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Exploring 3D printing for several years has been a good experience for developing skills with FDM (filament style) plastic extrusion printing and with DLP, a projected light style 3D printing using liquid resin. Both methods produce items that are plastic.Using these processes in the foreseeable fut...
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Did I Mention, They Are Hollow?

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The finished smiling owls all polished up and with their pendant jump ring and bails in place. Did I mention they are hollow? If solid it would act like a wrecking ball as the wearer moved around! One feller is laid back to show off the lack of interior mass. They are about 25 MM in height. Sightly ...
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