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Filament printers

We live in a fantastic world to have literally hundreds of colors available in dozens of differen...

Updated 3 weeks ago by smokintbird

Limited experiences with nozzles and wear

Filament printers

After printing hundreds of kilograms of filament through several printers and consequently destro...

Updated 1 month ago by smokintbird

Why use Carbon Fiber composite filament?

Filament printers

Most people enjoy the semi-matte finish and chatoyant appearance that carbon composites can provi...

Updated 1 month ago by smokintbird

(WORKING) Nicks-Fix "Continuous IPA Filtration" system

UV Resin printers

The alcohol used to wash UV resin printed parts can get slimy as snot in no time at all; fortunat...

Updated 1 month ago by smokintbird

Printing Adhesives

Filament printers

Build plate adhesives I have tried... ABS Juice/Slurry Made by dissolving ABS plastic...

Updated 1 month ago by smokintbird

Interesting YouTube Channels

Miscellaneous

In no particular order, some great content creators recommended by multiple people in the communi...

Updated 1 month ago by smokintbird

Strange Errors with Electronics

When that thing failed, I learned...

There are times throughout life, when something throws an error or says it has some crazy problem...

Updated 1 month ago by smokintbird

Squish!

Filament printers

Printing the first layer can be frustrating for the do-it-all hobbyist since everything is always...

Updated 1 month ago by smokintbird

Solvents for cleaning Resin Prints

UV Resin printers

Something to rinse away the remaining uncured resin so the printed model can be fully cured witho...

Updated 2 months ago by smokintbird

Cheapest decoders/shims from pocket measuring tape

Handmade and nearly free

Tools used Some type of pry tool(Anything to get it open) Small flat blade screwdriver (1/4...

Updated 2 months ago by smokintbird

Pocket pick sets

Spend Money!

Carrying around a bag full of lock picking supplies isn't always prudent for every adventure, so ...

Updated 2 months ago by smokintbird

Best Beginner Lock Pick Sets

Spend Money!

Trying to decide which lock pick set to buy?  Below is only a short selection of commonly recomm...

Updated 2 months ago by smokintbird

Free Locks

Handmade and nearly free

Now that's a clickbait title if I ever saw one! Friends, Family, Co-workers & Neighbors! Ev...

Updated 4 months ago by smokintbird

Unexpected Obsolescence

When that thing failed, I learned...

I want another of, or maybe a replacement for, a good product... Unfortunately, it is no longer ...

Updated 5 months ago by smokintbird

3D Printed Lock Stuff

Handmade and nearly free

The home 3D printer provides the amateur locksmith a significant advantage over those without.  T...

Updated 5 months ago by smokintbird

3D Model Repositories

General 3D Printing

There are many great places to find models! All these sites have quality 3D models available alt...

Updated 6 months ago by smokintbird

Practice Locks to BUY

Spend Money!

Looking for locks to practice on? These are some great ways to build skill without accidentally ...

Updated 8 months ago by smokintbird

Post-processing Resin Prints

UV Resin printers

Once a part is printed, the cleaning and finishing processes begin... Washing Obtaini...

Updated 8 months ago by smokintbird

Other Useful Equipment for Resin Printing

UV Resin printers

These things can ease aspects of the resin printing process and make them more convenient ...

Updated 8 months ago by smokintbird

Personal Protective Equipment for Resin Printing

UV Resin printers

Most UV resins do NOT "dry" even if left out long term; they require UV to cure.  That drop that ...

Updated 8 months ago by smokintbird