A Tale of Eight Enders: Maker Steve’s Bowden Edition – Compression Fitting Fix

Happy new year 3D Printing Makers! NOTE: there is a video about half way down that helps to explain. Be sure to check out my Ender 3 build guide and Bare bones upgrade guide It’s no secret, I really like Creality’s printers, specifically the Ender 3.  I have 2 CR-10S’s, 7 Ender 3’s and an Ender […]

A tale of Five Enders: Vertical Lines Fix

Yup we are up to Five (with 3 more on the way) Ender 3’s.  Best little utility printer on the market IMHO. Amazon: https://amzn.to/2QXsiO0 Here are my two “honey holes” for Creality Ender 3 and CR-10 Parts. Creality-3D-Direct 3D-Printer-Online Pretty sure they are the same people in the background. So I print nearly continuously and […]

Replace your Sticker Build Surface with something else!

Sticker Polycarbonate, Magnetic or Borosilicate   The fixed build surface is a pain when your print gets stuck to it. Here we are going to look at a couple options and upgrade to a Magnetic Build Plate. 24V Replacement Hot Plate for Ender 3, Ender 3 Pro, CR-20 – https://ebay.to/2TuVdaL 12V Replacement Hot Plate for […]

A Tale of Two Enders: Bed Level Ender 3 Fix

A month or so ago, I bought two Creality Ender 3 Printers.  Overall, I still love em.  They have been printing non-stop and I would still highly recommend them to anyone just starting out or looking for a entry-to-commercial duty FDM printer.  They are beasts and both are going right now. Right now this printer […]

Help! My supports are stuck to my 3D Print!

I have been having problems with my Ender 3’s and support material getting stuck to the print.  Almost to the point of being part of the print.  I have been able to remove the support material by picking at it with dental picks, awls and various other cutting devices. I usually end up digging them […]

Maker Steve’s 3D Printing Rules to successful 3D Prints

I will continue to update this page as I discover other issues.   Maker Steve’s 3D Printing rules to live by.. If you are getting a lot of hairs, stringing or filament is building up around your hotend, replace and tighten the nozzle, tighter. I experienced this quite a bit recently.  Thought it was a […]