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3D-printed with Wood PLA.
@fribbledom wood pla? It’s made of wood pulp?
It's PLA with up to 30% (or so they claim, I have no way to verify that obviously) sawdust. It gives off a nice smell, not unlike poker-work, while printing.
@fribbledom seems hard to recycle. Could be burned in a waste to energy facility I guess
@fribbledom sorry I realize this is completely out of the context of your original post
@fribbledom can we get some scale? :D Also, that looks AMAAAAZZINGGGG
Roughly apple sized.
@fribbledom Wow you can barely tell that it's been done layer by layer...like basically just looks like part of the aesthetic
Yeah, almost adds to the illusion of being wood grain.
@fribbledom Oh looks pretty~
Now I want a 3D-printer
@fribbledom This question sounds harsher than it's meant to be, but have you made anything practical with it yet?
There's no particular reason why you should - it's just that I really want one, but I'd want to make things with a definite purpose. And there's only two things on my list so far so it's hard to justify the cost...
About 50-50 I'd say. I did (custom) cases for electronics, lampshades, replacement parts like keyboard feet and so on...
Here are a few impressions of the more practical things I printed so far:
@fribbledom Nice! Obviously I haven't been paying attention 🙂
@fribbledom Continuing questions, because I may just be falling down the rabbit hole of getting a printer. What made you choose the Mega S?
Decent value for money mostly:
It has a rather sturdy "unibody" frame and can be assembled within minutes. Separate stepper motor and endstop for each Z-axis. The ultrabase is awesome to print on, I never had to use glue or tamper with bed adhesion otherwise. Firmware is open-source and can be replaced. Comes with a spool of filament.
The Ender 3 certainly rivals it in value for money, but if you can afford to pay a little extra, the Mega S seems to be the better package.
That said, if you're still holding back because of the initial investment, the Ender 3 is an absolute steal for ~$150 to $170!
@fribbledom Thanks for the info! I'll add it to my list of information...
Nice! Which one did you get?
Yeah, bed leveling can be tricky 😆
Unless you wanna pick up a sensor, I can highly recommend getting a cheap feeler gauge, which makes it a lot easier to consistently level your bed.
Somewhere between 0.1mm and 0.2mm is what I usually go for. Depends a tiny bit on your filament and general bed adhesion, too, but that's the ballpark figure.
@fribbledom how does wood PLA work? (That looks neat btw!)
It's "regular" PLA with 10% to 30% sawdust.
Is wood PLA stainable?
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