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    Engineer-in-Training Roberts_Clif's Avatar
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    Let's make a test print to see if the Bracket fits my sample Gutter piece.







    Looks good. Now lets print the whole Gutter Bracket in Brown.

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    just taken the plunge and got myself a printer after months of watching youtube videos, looks like itll be an interesting hobby

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    Printing is a tool, not a hobby. Making things is a hobby.

    A 3d printer is really no different than a normal desktop publishing printer... the "hobby" is the writing part, not the act of printing.

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    I would say as long as you have the time to invest (just for reference, a good 3d print can take up to 40 hours of learning), as well as the money for materials, then go for it!
    Getting 3d printing to learn the invest the money it is not that simple

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    Redesigned the Gutter Bracket with a center rib for added support.
    Because I was told me it probably would deteriorate quickly made it a thick support.

    PLA
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    I think its not as much a hobby, as it is a way to print parts you need for projects. If you are a student like me a 3D printer will help you a lot with college projects. Combine 3D printing with engineering and it can get you lots of job and bussines opportunities.

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    pla is great for outdoor things. I've had birdfeeders and poop bag holders outsiude for around 5 years now.
    Colour fades slightly, but parts are as good as when they were printed.

    So why have you got supports on those parts ?
    Seems odd.

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    I know aardvark


    I have some yard light globes where the original globe deteriorated away so I reprinted an they are going on their 3rd winter this year with no note-able deterioration. The first year they were under snow most of the winter. Too busy to dig them out, or was it too lazy anyway both work!

    Globe 3.jpg

    A lot of bird droppings and spider webs though.
    Last edited by Roberts_Clif; 11-11-2018 at 06:48 AM.

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