Almost done!

Sorry for the lack of updates in the past few days!  I have one more 13+hour piece to print out for the barstool/end table project, so that still has to be printed.  However, I spent the time getting supplies to finish it out!  I needed 5/8″ dowel rods, but I got 7/8″ rods by mistake since I remembered the dimension wrong.  Big lesson: write your measurements down before you make a trip to home depot haha.

That being said, I did come up with a really neat surface to put on top of the 3d printed top to make it a better surface to set drinks and things on!  I’m going to adhere some metal flashing to the top!  The flashing has a really nice pattern of triangles cut in it, so it’ll look really cool once it’s done.

While waiting for the end table/barstool to come together, I did learn a little more about a different bed adhesion technique for 3d printing that I thought I would share!  My Kossel delta printer I posted about earlier has an aluminum build plate (as opposed to glass or perforated circuit board), which makes it a little harder to get part adhesion.

Originally, I tried blue painters tape on top of the aluminum, but that didn’t work at all.  So, I progressed to the next step and covered the blue painters tape with hairspray (which works super well with the glass bed on my Hyrel).  However, that didn’t work either!  So, the last solution I tried was applying an extra strength gluestick to the build platofom.  It worked so well!  Now things stick tremendously well!  So it’s always good to learn new things that help me become a better 3d printer expert.

More updates to come soon!

John (aka the Mad Printer)

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