Kevin’s Upgrade #1, Build Plate

Kevin’s Upgrade #1, Build Plate

Description The default build plate on a Creality CR-10S consists of a glass plate on top or the aluminium heat plate. This bed is notorious for not being level and also creating difficulty with bed adhesion. I had to concur with this when I received my CR-10S and one of the first upgrades I did was to replace it with a Lote glass tile from IKEA. This was successful to some degree but I still found myself looking at gluesticks…

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Kevin’s Getting a Brain Transplant and a Facelift

Kevin’s Getting a Brain Transplant and a Facelift

As part of my bonus this year I decided to purchase some upgrades for my Creality CR-10S printer. These include a new controller board, new bowden tube and connectors, a new part cooling fan and a new build plate. These were all purchased from TH3D and are currently somewhere between Chicago and my house. As a result of these upgrades I am going to have to print a new cooling duct to fit the 5015 cooling fan hence the facelift…

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More on Alice

More on Alice

Continuing on the Alice in Wonderland theme. This is the latest in the series I am printing for Wendy for the cat show. I am really impressed with this model. It may be hard to see from the photograph but this model has the most amazing eyes. They were built in three layers to give real depth. These prints have really challenged my 3D printer and, as a consequence, have lead me to tuning the hardware and software settings for…

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Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole

This is what you do when you have a 3D printer and 10 days off work Every component is a separate filament colour. Lots of filament changes. It didn’t go totally without problems! I had to print the numbers about four times to get a complete set and develop a new profile for my printer for some of the smaller, tall components but after four days of printing and frustration It is finally done.

CReality CR-10S 3D Printer

CReality CR-10S 3D Printer

I recently purchased a CReality CR-10S 3D printer from a local ebay supplier. The two main drivers for this were build space and also supportability and accuracy of printing vs my existing Vector V3 printer.  My build volume has increased from a 120x120x150mm build volume to a 300x300x400 which is a substantial distance in space and allows me to print items in a single print that I would previously have had to split into multiple parts and then build together….

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Rustic Mixed Tomato and Spiced Chickpea Salad

Rustic Mixed Tomato and Spiced Chickpea Salad

This colorful salad is perfect for a vegetarian meal or a side salad for summer barbecues Print Recipe Rustic mixed tomato and spiced chickpea salad Prep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins Course: SaladCuisine: Mediterranean Servings: 4 people Ingredients400 g chickpeas, can rinsed and drained1/4 cup olive oil1 tsp ground cumin1 tsp ground coriander1 tsp ground paprika350 g tomatoes pkt mixed medley or large tomatoes halved1 avocado stoned, peeled, thinly sliced1/2 cup mint leaves1/2 cup flat leaf parsley leaves1/2 cup…

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Sweet Hawaiian Style Buns

Sweet Hawaiian Style Buns

Print Recipe Sweet Hawaiin Style Buns Prep Time2 hrsCook Time14 minsTotal Time2 hrs 14 mins Course: Main CourseCuisine: Barbeque Servings: 6 buns IngredientsDry ingredients350 g flour29 g sugar1 tsp salt1.5 tsp yeastWet ingredients210 g milk warm (43C)2 Tbsp honeyI egg beaten2 Tbsp olive oil InstructionsMix the dry ingredients in a stand mixer Add the wet ingredients and knead with a dough hook for 6 minutes Let rise in a covered bowl until doubled (about 1 hour) Place on a floured…

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Mediterranean Tomato Salad

Mediterranean Tomato Salad

This is a salad that came up on the Kamado website I subscribe to. It sounds like the perfect use of our typical summer crop and I am saving it here so it will be front of mind next summer when we have way too many tomatoes and cucumber. I will use the authors description as it states it pretty well: “The Mediterranean Tomato Salad is a mix of Tomato, Cucumber, Parsley, Mint, Feta cheese and what ever else you…

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