Help! I have a glob of filament stuck to my hotend.

This happens infrequently these days but it does happen.  If it happens to me, it is probably going to happen to someone starting out.  Here is a walk-through on how to clear your hotend that has a blob, glob, mass, molten ball of plastic or whatever you might call it. This process will help you […]

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Ender 3 / Pro XT60 Connector Replacement on YouTube!

8/13/2019  – USED ENDER Printers back in stock!  I’ve bought 3.. they help you fix ’em! Ender 3 Pro  $185.00 OBO! Ender 3 $155.00 OBO! Ender 5 $249.00 OBO! CR-10 259.00 OBO! For those who prefer a video!   This is a walk through on how to replace your faulty XT60 connectors on your Ender 3 or Ender […]

Up your 3D Printing Game with Custom Stencils and a Vinyl Cutter! Go Cricut Go!

Fix your bad XT60 connectors.. see how here: https://makersteve.com/2019/04/16/safety-first-replace-those-bad-xt60-connectors-ender-3-fix/ I have been 3D Printing consistently for nearly two years now.  I print Artillery Shells, Tank Shells, Mortar Shells, Grenades, AP Mines and other Military themes items.  I have printed hundreds of Shells.. literally hundreds. The biggest challenge with this is the stenciling the rounds.  It is […]

A Tale of Eight Enders – Aluminum Extruder Upgrade

8/13/2019  – USED ENDER Printers back in stock!  I’ve bought 3.. they help you fix ’em! Ender 3 Pro  $185.00 OBO! Ender 3 $155.00 OBO! Ender 5 $249.00 OBO! CR-10 259.00 OBO! See how I stencil! https://makersteve.com/2019/04/16/up-your-3d-printing-game-with-stencils-and-a-vinyl-cutter-go-cricut-go/ The Creality Ender 3 is a great utility printer but if you print a lot you are going to need to […]

Dehydrate your PLA Filament, FTW!

FOR THE WIN!  –  This really works! Difficulty: Ultra Easy, 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Tools required:  Filament Cutter And a Round Food Deyhrator Presto Food Dehyrator: Amazon, eBay Least expensive solution 4 trays. Presto Digital Food Dehydrator: Amazon, eBay Can set timer for auto-shutoff 6 trays, holds two rolls of filament. Presto Food […]

Maker Steve Ultimate Guide – Creality Ender 3 Pro

8/13/2019  – USED ENDER Printers back in stock!  I’ve bought 3.. they help you fix ’em! Ender 3 Pro  $185.00 OBO! Ender 3 $155.00 OBO! Ender 5 $249.00 OBO! CR-10 259.00 OBO! Upgrade your stock extruder to Plastic sooner rather than later: https://makersteve.com/2019/03/19/a-tale-of-eight-enders-aluminum-extruder-upgrade/ Check out my walk through on Dehydrating PLA Filament – IT WORKS! https://makersteve.com/2019/02/03/dehydrate-your-pla-filament-ftw/ Video is […]

How, and WHEN, to change your 3D Printer Nozzle

Here is how I change out my 3D Printer Nozzles for perfect repeatable printing.  This will probably help some beginners and some frustrated veterans. And a walk-through on changing out your bowden tubing: A Tale of Eight Enders: Maker Steve’s Bowden Edition – Compression Fitting Fix Shop my Artillery Shell designs on eBay  Say thanks! https://ko-fi.com/O5O4K7N6 […]

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

8/13/2019  – USED ENDER Printers back in stock!  I’ve bought 3.. they help you fix ’em! Ender 3 Pro  $185.00 OBO! Ender 3 $155.00 OBO! Ender 5 $249.00 OBO! CR-10 259.00 OBO! UPDATE! Ender 3 Fix – Aluminum Extruder Upgrade I have 8 Ender 3’s, all pretty close in age, I have upgraded several with Aluminum Bowden Extruders. […]