What are you making ⚒️ / 3D printing 🖨

I had an opportunity a while back to get my hands on… I forget what it’s called, but it’s the same wood that forms an inner skeleton for the giant cactuses
(Crazy I didn’t know that was a thing)

Anyways it’s apparently pretty protected, and you are super not allowed to harm the plant, but if you can find one that’s fallen/dead apparently it’s fine or whatever… had a buddy in the area that snagged some for me, I was going to do SOMETHING cool with it, but he forgot it in Arizona when he came back :-/

Saguaro? That stuff looks awesome!

That really sucks but it was nice of him to try. I guess?

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Needed a low profile mounting bracket for my nic.


This thread needs to come back to life.

I’ll show you mine, if you show me yours.

The finished pan for the forge. Gonna be BIG.

Finished the blower rebuild. Just finished hand painting all the numbers on the casting. Picture doesn’t show handle, but she cranks right up now.


Working on making a modular magnetic rifle rest/rack for when I’m digging a blaster out of the safe, and need to take out 5-8 things in front of it

Unfortunately my printer is still offline since the move but I’m very near being back up and running

Probably not the spirit of the thread, but here’s what I’m working on as thread fodder
my new computer gaming desk I’m cobbling together
With unnecessary RGB growing and growing lol

IKEA Alex drawers and Karlby (super unique :roll_eyes:)kitchen counter top, but I found a electronic standing desk that had a damaged table top for super cheap
(Not planning to do a lot of standing, mostly for being able to adjust desk up or down a few inches for comfort on the fly)

Not the cleanest cable management ever, but I think it’s sufficiently satisfactory… everything is attached to the power strip or USB hub in the bottom tray so it can raise and lower without any cable mess

USB hub has 5-7data ports and 4 power only ports in that cable management tray…

Mounted a small 4 port usb hub next to the desk controls under the desk, wireless dongles usually hang out there, easy enough to get to if I need to swap something and decent signal, but hidden enough

Think I want to move the KBR1 closer to the edge, I find I have to fish around to find it


The filing cabinet holds my hotas joystick and throttle, and I have the cables set up, so that I can it in cleanly and in seconds when I wanna fly in VR,


Not really technical or anything implant-related, but I crafted a new set of cyberloxx lately - had a lot of fun while doing that, and thought I would share it here. It’s incredibly easy, and I like the style :wink:

Wearing them looks like

The rexlace is - surprise! - glow in the dark, as well as the decor on the foamies, but I wasn’t able to try this out. Like, I was too lazy to take out my UV flashlight…


Well I like projects.

Lightsaber display

Axe hobo guitar


Now make 'em pulse to music.


Need to re-print a few things before finally assembly but this is the project on the bench now

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Nice! Is that a Cetme?

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Yes with the amigo grande print

Well, resin printer is go

First print was a hilarious fuck up, screwed up so bad it wasn’t even a failed print

Just 500 layers of the screen never showing a slice, so nothing cured lol

Thinking I corrupted the file via the old dirty usb yank :sweat_smile::man_shrugging:t2:

Not that smell equates to VOC levels, but this is a LOT more tame than I was lead to believe… the white unit is a activated carbon filter air purifier I picked up for a steal on Amazon… figured I’d give that a shot before going full ventilation system

So far it seems…. Acceptable?

Completely skipping the preloaded demo prints and everything and pulling a Leroy jenkins

First print is going to be a cortical stack from altered carbon… it’s a 2 piece model with a hollow in the middle, going to try to print a translucent blue plug to go in there


you got all your priorities in order! XD


I believe I’ve seen some flashlight aficionados on this forum so here is an Olight mod I made some time ago because I hate having to carry one of their expensive proprietary cables around.


Managed to get some successful resin prints

I need to learn how to minimize the scaring from supports :-/

The one on the left was the first print, and I had it parallel to the build plate with all medium supports

The second print one on the right I did the resin lean sort of alignment, tried to do medium supports touching the flat surface and lots of light only on the back

I’m planning to spray paint kind of chrome, maybe a dull chrome

I want to fill with a tinted blue resin, I can maybe print a plug, but it’s about 10% past my skill set to reverse engineer the plug for it

Other think I’m considering is taking something like stickytac, or silicone caulk or something and lightly pressing that all over the surface of the top holes to temporarily seal it… I have concerns of not being able to remove whatever I use to plug it temporarily… maybe a wax and I can slowly warm it to melt it out?
Also concerned about it leaving color

Then I can flip it over and using a syringe, dab some tinted uv resin in the various holes, and cure so it’s “sealed”

Then I can Fill completely with resin and cure

I was thinking a nfc coil and blue LED could be cool if I can source one in time… I have my doubts it will diffuse enough though


Seems like a pretty expensive way of using up 10 spare Titans! :magnet:

I guess 3D printer repair services only exist in far off lands that require me to sell my house to ship so I have 2 gathering dust in my garage :smiling_face_with_tear:

Question for those of you versed in the material safety of uv resin

I trust this forum to be more level headed about risk assessment than the general public

How possible is it for something like uv resin fumes to cause something like bronchitis? Like bad

I understand it’s technically a lung irritant, but only a 2 hazmat level which is fairly low considering a lot of other stuff I work with… admittedly semi haphazardly at work

Currently mega sick with a super case of bronchitis

Wife got sick like a week ago for 2-4 days and then was “better for 2-4 before I started getting sick

I also started resin printing every night about 3 days before I got hit with this crud

Both are semi weird timings that I would have expected to be problematic sooner

Like I would have thought if the wife transferred it to be, I would have gotten I sick sooner

I admit I was hanging out in the printer room because I was doing multiple 40 minute prints and slicing next files while it ran, but I have a large carbon air filter running in there and I could barely even notice the fumes

I would have expected minor issues before a full blown sickness

Also Been running a decent fever off and on, so that makes me lean towards biological? But maybe irritation allows something to bloom?

Idk just weird timing that’s got me nervous

Hard to know but most msds data for these hazards are for momentary encounters as the expectation is that you would be vacating the area in the event of spill etc.

Chronic exposure over long times like overnight prints while you sleep could have serious implications. All these kinds of exposures depend on two things; intensity and time. Even if the intensity is low, but you’re breathing in these fumes inside your living space for extended periods of time, your exposure could be extremely risky.

If possible, manage your air venting options. Contain the printing in a closed space with a powered vent fan to extract fumes to the outside of your living space, and a small passive vent to allow air to flow into your print space. This allows adequate air flow into the print space and out to the outside, so it does not infiltrate into your living space.