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

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. Those I have not, are starting to have issues with extrusion as seen in the pictures. Save yourself some frustration and swap it out early.   Here is my […]

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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 […]

3D Printer Pneumatic Connector Replacement – Ender 3 Fix

Be sure to enter win the Whiskey Stash Giveaway for September 2018. You could win a free 3D Printed Whiskey Stash 105mm Howitzer Shell – Replica! You may also be interested this post if you have time.. it will be helpful Maker Steve’s 3D Printing Rules to successful 3D Prints Two days in a row, […]

Speed up your printing by going with a bigger nozzle – 0.6mm

See how I stencil! https://makersteve.com/2019/04/16/up-your-3d-printing-game-with-stencils-and-a-vinyl-cutter-go-cricut-go/ I’m military so I get to tell the story how I want.. and military stories start out like this.. So no shit, there I was…. surrounded by orders for the Whiskey Stash V2.  Each one takes 2.5 days to print with 0.4MM.  I have a big order due the middle […]

Manually Leveling your Creality CR-10 or CR-10S or just about any Marlin based 3D Printer

    Call me old fashioned.. I still manually level my 3D Printers and my process produces great results.  While there are a lot of proponents for automated leveling, I find the endstops to be inconsistent and automated leveling unnecessary.  I can manually level my printer in about a minute. The only time I have […]