Category: In the Shop

Don’t be in the dark about flashlights! 0

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...

UGLIEST MAGNET EVER 0

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...

Don’t throw the radio in the river 0

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...

Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing filament 0

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....

There’s something wrong with my Kit-kat. 0

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...

Dimensional shame in 3D printing. 0

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...

3D Print PLUS Magic Marker 0

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...

3D Print resembles Overdone Grilled Cheese 0

3D Print resembles Overdone Grilled Cheese

I was puzzled by the odd “puddle” base and the bubbly texture when we printed this substitute keyboard key. Then, I realized that it reminds me of the time I cooked a grilled cheese...

3D Printing is more about machine tweaking than printing 0

3D Printing is more about machine tweaking than printing

We just got a Bibo 3D printer/Laser Engraver, been trying to put it together; Ran into this poorly installed fan… That was an easy fix, maybe the screw backed out in transit. More concerning,...