Category: In the Shop

I accidentally made something useful?

I decided to fire up my 3D printer, not sure if I have the settings right so I just printed some random file from the SD card. Not sure where this one came from, but the printer gave me a little disc, as you see. What the heck is...

A tribute to the Peter Putters of the world

My dad’s old Jensen-Byrd supply catalog had 1641 pages of everything under the sun. Many of the items were from small suppliers. I imagine that Peter Putter had some sort of chemical background, but instead of going the way of Walter White, he perfected Peter Putter’s Plaster Pencils. I...

Check your furnace filter ma’am?

We didn’t have any heating problems, but it was a good idea to up and change the furnace filter today, as you can see… So I moved a bunch of Teresa’s junk out of the way and took the lower panel off of our gas furnace. After figuring out...

Don’t be in the dark about flashlights!

This is from a Jensen-Byrd Wholesale hardware catalog from 1951, that my dad had and referred to once in a blue moon. A huge hardback thing that Mr. Drucker would haul out if he didn’t have what you needed in stock. I imagine some guys would buy extra bulbs...

UGLIEST MAGNET EVER

My daughter likes to keep track of appointments and whatnot on this magnetic calendar board. She regularly goes to a day program with the initials WP – Since I could not fit the whole name on this fridge magnet I 3d printed for her, I used the initials. She...

Don’t throw the radio in the river

My dad bought this model GE radio for my mom, I think for their anniversary? They were listening to it at the breakfast table, it woke me up so I got the treat of having a pre-dawn bacon and egg breakfast with my parents. This was much better than...

Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing filament

I got a fresh bin model from Thingiverse, must be something wrong with my Cura settings, it wants to print a brick instead of a bin. Last time it looked like a Kit-kat bar. My son has Cura on his laptop and it wants to print a ball of...

There’s something wrong with my Kit-kat.

I was trying to 3D print a funky little bin, with those bars on the SIDE, but it kept printing layer after layer. I got tired of waiting for it to start in on the walls. The result was something you might find behind an old vending machine....

Dimensional shame in 3D printing.

Here’s my first attempt to make stackable bins to fit in the vertical file cubbyholes that my dad built into this fine secretary desk. You see I left the brim on so it won’t rattle around in there. Somehow my measurements didn’t translate to the actual file for printing....

3D Print PLUS Magic Marker

I tried printing this replacement keyboard key that features a microphone, finally got a good consistency by turning the heat down a bit. However, the microphone was hard to see because it’s the same color/material as the body of the key. So I hit the surface with my trusty...