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    πŸ“ A Refund!
    25 minutes ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Breaking Filament!

    Well, I got in contact with Banggood!
    Told them how the filament.
    I had purchased kept on breaking.

    It would even break two and three times!
    Anyway they were very understanding!
    Even othered a refund!

    So, have received the refund!
    Will get the money in about three days time!

    But, in the mean time.
    Have started to purchase my filament.
    From other sources!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Just about done.
    1 day ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Cash,

    You've done a great job on the row boat!

    I can't wait to see it on the water!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ“ EZE Kote
    3 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    I Too have used Eze Coat!
    It works just great and no smell!

    A bit costly! But, well worth it!

    Thanks to recommendations from Doug (RNinMunich)!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ“ No News Still Waiting!
    3 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    This Sunday marks a month!
    Since I ordered my Christ Craft Sports Fisherman!

    No word yet as to where it is!

    So, I am thinking that.
    This coming Monday I should put in a Claim with PayPal!

    Or should I just give it more time?πŸ€•β˜ΉοΈπŸ˜ !!!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Nano Polymer Adhesive!
    3 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Marky,

    I've heard of that!
    I may try it some time!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Nano Polymer Adhesive!
    4 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Steve,

    Thanks!

    I will have to look into it!

    I also have my bed at 55!

    But, I've seen where 60 is used!

    I may up mine to 60 too!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Filament Temperatures!
    4 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜­!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Filament Temperatures!
    4 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Doug,

    Thanks, for the Video!

    There was some good tips!


    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ“ Nano Polymer Adhesive!
    4 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    As you use your 3D printer.
    You may notice that sometimes.
    What you are printing.
    Doesn't stick to the build plate!

    I saw this happen with a figure I was trying to print!

    I was told I could use Hairspray!

    You take the Hairspray and spray the build plate with it!

    So, I went out and purchased some Hairspray!

    And yes, I sprayed the build plate twice!
    I let it dry between coats!

    I started a print, and it failed miserably!

    So, I did a Google search?
    And found (Nano Polymer Adhesive)!
    It's expensive But, does the job!

    I spread some as directed!
    Onto the Build plate!

    Let it dry for about 2 minutes!
    Started my print and it worked!

    The Printed figure stayed on the build plate!

    So, this Nano Polymer Adhesive does work!

    I recommend it!
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    πŸ“ Filament Temperatures!
    4 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    I've only been tinkering with this 3D Printer now for about 3-4 week now!

    There is a lot to learn!
    There's also a lot to do!

    It's not just Plug and Play!

    The extruder (Nozzle) needs to be at the right temp!

    It has to be a 200 degrees Celsius!

    Now the build bed is at 50 degrees Celsius!

    But, I've learned to raise the build bed temp to 55 degrees Celsius!

    Some PLA's (Plastic) Act differently!

    Oh, When you purchase your PLA.
    Look at the reel!
    It may have the recommended temp written on it!

    I was discussing with Martin555.
    What is the CR in CR-PLA or What is MH in MH-PLA!

    Martin figured out it's like a branding of the Filaments!

    CR-PLA is actually (Creality) PLA!
    Like MH-PLA is (MatterHackers) PLA

    But, not all PLA's are branded! I think!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: What Filament?
    4 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Rick,

    Funny you should ask?

    I was skyping with Martin555,

    We were talking about the filament!

    I was going to raise the temp of the filament nozzle!
    But, that wasn't the answer!

    I did however raise the temp of the the build bed!

    That was the the answer!
    The filament started to stick to the build bed!

    So, I can now use the other filament I have!

    And that filament is newer.
    Than the white filament that keeps on breaking!

    So, when you change filaments.
    You should keep track of the temp the filament has to be!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: What Filament?
    4 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Pete,

    It's PLA filament that's breaking!
    I had ordered it from Banggood!

    But, I'm now learning where to order from instead of banggood!

    I've just been dealing with the breaks!
    Luckily it hasn't broken while doing a print!

    By the time I complain.
    It will be a few weeks later before they respond!

    I just won't by filament for banggood!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: A piece of Paper does make a difference!
    8 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Rick,

    You said it!

    They do have a mind of there own!

    I'm just the over seer!

    All, I do is feed it Filament!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Handrails Continued
    8 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Marky,

    I think they came out looking very good!

    I hope when I do the hand rails.
    Of the Smit Nederland Build.

    Mine come out as good as your did!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ“ What Filament?
    8 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    I have the Creality 3 3D printer!

    I had purchased 1 roll of Filament from Creality!

    This roll must be a bit old as the Filament tends to brake very easily!

    So, I had ordered Filament from another source!
    But, When trying to use this new Filament.
    It wouldn't stick to the Hot Bed!

    So, I've emailed that company about it's Filament not sticking to the Hot Bed!

    Oh, I had to order some more Filament from Creality!

    I recommend sticking to the name brand of Filament!

    Because when you deviate from brands.
    You tend to pay for it!
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    πŸ“ A piece of Paper does make a difference!
    8 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    By a recommendation, I have placed a piece of paper under the bed of the printer!

    And that made a big difference.
    When Calibrating the build plate of the printer!
    See, the bed of the printer tends to bowl downward!

    So, by placing a piece of paper!
    Under the build plate.
    Now the plate is true!
    And it's not warped!

    I have calibrated the build plate many times!
    And now after placing a simple piece of paper!
    Under the Build plate.

    My 3D prints come out better printed!

    Thanks,

    For the Recommendation to Martin555!

    It worked just a treat!
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    πŸ“ 3D Printer
    10 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Rick,

    Thanks!

    This 3D stuff is fascinating!

    If only I knew what I was doing! LOL! Or do I!

    Ed-
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    πŸ“ 3D Printer
    10 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    A 3D printed ships wheel!
    it's about 43 mm!
    It's spot on!
    I told Cura 43 mm!
    And it came out to be 43mm!
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    πŸ“ 3D Printer
    10 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Steve,

    Can you email me the file?

    Ed-
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    πŸ“ 3D Printer
    10 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Steve,

    That's Brilliant!

    I'm currently printing out a ships wheel!

    I'm learning so much!

    I've got to get the hang of it!

    Did you get your printer setup!
    When did you get it!
    Did you follow the setup video I recommended!

    Chees, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Where's my Package?
    11 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Ken,

    I agree!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Where's my Package?
    11 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Pete,

    If that's my package?
    Can I have it back?


    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Handrails
    11 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Marky,

    You've, done a great job of the handrails!

    Did you put some ice on the burn?

    I have to do some soldering of my own.
    On the Smit Nederland build!

    But, I'm dreading it!
    I hate Soldering it's my nemesis!

    But, eventually will have to do it!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ“ 3D Printer
    11 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Those of you who are venturing into the path of 3D Printing!

    Prepare for a ruff ride!
    There's a lot to learn!

    But, It can be fun!
    And very frustrating at times!
    But, Don't give up!

    Take your time with it!

    I recommend a lot of YouTube video's

    And as I say "If I can do it, You can Too"!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ“ 3D Printer
    11 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Steve,

    No, what you need to do!
    Is use a program called "CURA".

    You would download the file.
    Which is a zipped file.
    You would then need to unzip the file!
    I believe windows 10 will unzip the file!
    If not purchase "winzip" to unzip the files!

    After you have unzipped the files!
    Look for them look in the "Files Directory".
    You just unzipped!
    Here's where you'll find your files!

    Now use "CURA" to open the files.
    Only open 1 file at a time!

    You can then "SLICE" the object in the file.
    You just opened!

    You will then have the option.
    To save the "SLICED" file to you SD chip!

    Or if you have the cable attached to the printer.
    You can then print to the printer!

    Steve,

    At the moment I still learning "CURA"!
    So, have just learned a few things!

    I haven't learned yet how to scale!

    But, I'm learning every day!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fly Sky, Wheel Controller!
    12 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks, Will keep that in mind!
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    πŸ“ Where's my Package?
    12 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi All,

    Well, my Christ Craft Sports Fisherman model.
    Is running late!
    As a matter of fact.
    It's currently lost!
    And there looking for it!

    An investigation has been started as to it's where about!

    This has me panicked!

    As, I paid handsomely for this model!

    Hummm Tic Toc, Tic Toc!
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    πŸ“ 3D Printer
    12 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Rick,

    Glad, I could help!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Smit Nederland Update!
    13 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Just a few more day to go!
    While I learn this new 3D printing thing!

    I have thought of working on the Smit.
    But, It's not time yet!

    That's why I say just a few more days to go, LOL!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: US1M Build - Fiberglassing Hull
    13 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Joe,

    I just wanted to say that.
    I admire a man that can work with wood as you do!
    Your boats turn out fantastic!

    And I will keep on reading your blog!
    As it is really interesting!


    Regards, Ed
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