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    Super Moderator curious aardvark's Avatar
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    Anyone used hair straighteners to join filament ?

    Turns out mini hair straighteners go to between 180-200c. Ideal for joining pla.
    Have a pair of facing half inch ceramic plates that heat up.

    I figure you could either use a rotary tool diamond grinding wheel to cut a suitable sized slot in the ceramic plates - pretty risky.
    Or make a metal jig that fitted over the plates and had the grooves in place to put the filament for joining.

    And the best bit is that you can get a pair of mini straighteners for under £10.
    I have soooo many reels with little bits of filament left. I figure this one is a definitely on the todo list :-)

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    Rainbow prints here we come.

    Same reason I have a giant box of failed prints ready to shred up to be remade into home made filament someday.

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    We are twin sisters and our mother never allowed us to wear makeup and try hair colors until we celebrated our eighteenth birthday, and I was surprised when she asked us to choose the right spiral hair curlers and strengtheners on an e-shop and it was her gift to both of us. Now, it has become easier to style our hairs beautifully.

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    Curious Aardvark,

    That is a great thought, I would try it by cutting a ram on both ends and pressing it and letting it cool and trimming the sides. Let me know how it goes. If it works I know of one set that may slip off the bathroom counter.

    John

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