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Today's Update and, ...or
3/10/14 Project 2015 begins
later today when UPS delivers my 3D printer to where I'm
at in FL. Project 2015 is about developing new
tackle to debut later this year, or in 2015.
My 3D printer can make prototypes in any size and shape
I want for water testing. But first I have to know
how to run the printer for successful builds/prints.
OK, right about now you're asking yourself about today's
featured pic of Acetone and hair spray. Before you
can do builds, the plastic material has to stick to a
heated borosilicate bed platform.
Click Acetone & hair spray
Acetone is to clean, hair spray is to make the surface
sticky for the hot .175" extruded ABS filament that's
255 degree Celsius, or 491 degrees Fahrenheit.
Kapton tape is best, but shipping time constraints means
waiting until I'm home in Manistee, MI.
This is going to be an exciting year and you'll be able
to see the progress in a planned step by step 3D build
article that's in the works. It's gonna be FUN!
3/9/14 Last night was when
we set out clocks forward one hour to adjust to Daylight
Saving Time. Like usual, I forgot.
Got a kick
out of the avatar message board member, Power Pogy set
in. Avatars help indentify members when they post
message, or reply.
Exciting news about
hush-hush Project 2015 starts tomorrow!!!
3/8/14 Today is about
seizing the moment. Being delayed in Florida
waiting for Manistee, MI's record snowfall (16.75 feet
thus far) to melt, decided to have my 3D printer
delivered down here. This will give me a good 2
weeks to learn how to run it.
printers have the potential to become as commonplace a
microwave ovens for the home. Anything made out of
plastic within size limits can be printed out.
Need disposable forks & spoons for a picnic? 20
years from now these could be made at home.
Right now, 3D printing technology is a fairly
complicated affair. Know I'll fight and struggle
with the programming needed to run it. My ability
to learn is dreadfully slow and always has been, but my
retention is excellent. More on 3D printing tech
Tomorrow? Spring forward our clocks is here.
3/7/14 My deepest sympathy
goes to the Bishop Family in Manistee, MI for the loss
of their son, Keith Bishop. Keith crewed for me
1993 thru 1999 and did a heck of a job. I'll
always remember his joyful grin and uproarious laughter.
Keith was good at anything he chose to do.
Including a brief stint as a male stripper where he
earned the nickname, "Fabio." Yes, he was big fun
to be around and hunt and fish with. It hurts me
to say, Keith was only 43 and men that age aren't
supposed to leave this earth that young!
printer chat session for today has been put on hold
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