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14 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Should I be worried?

 

I looked at those models.

 

Yeah. I'm worried. ::):

 

The Auld Grump

 

Worried about these nice beautiful arachnids and women?

I mean, they look so friendly!

 

I'm pretty sure no harm will come to your party or army.

 

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3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

Worried about these nice beautiful arachnids and women?

I mean, they look so friendly!

 

I'm pretty sure no harm will come to your party or army.

 

You joke, but the last time Grump used driders they really were beautiful, friendly, and dancing the Hula. ::P:

 

Then they asked the party to do a GOOD deed.

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Well now, with my Ender 6 arriving tonight unexpectantly, it puts tomorrow plans in a bit of a spin. I wanna put it together but I really don't have a spot for it right now. Unless I move the Ender 3. I really don't want to do that as I think if I did that, the Ender 3 would get ignored & I ignored it way too long before.

 

I am happy that it arrived thou as I don't have to wonder when it'll arrive.

 

I think I will do some FEP changing either tonight or tomorrow. It all depends on if I wanna drain the vat tonight.

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40 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Just watched a review of a nifty little add-on for resin printers - a flexible magnetic build plate - https://youtu.be/kFl5c7diMvI

 

Pricey, but looks like it makes removing the build from the plate a whole lot easier.

 

The Auld Grump

 

Plastic Razor blade. Done.

 

 

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46 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Just watched a review of a nifty little add-on for resin printers - a flexible magnetic build plate - https://youtu.be/kFl5c7diMvI

 

Pricey, but looks like it makes removing the build from the plate a whole lot easier.

 

The Auld Grump

That is pretty cool. Might be my Christmas present to myself. Of course Randy does make a good point, maybe I will hunt down one the plastic putty knives I have around here somewhere.

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I rarely have any issues removing pieces from my build plate.  I changed the shape of my support bases to "skate" which gives a small lip to get under so most things just pop off.  I've printed a few larger pieces like some busts straight on the plate with no supports and they required a little effort, but the plastic scraper or metal putty knife have always done the job with minimal pressure.  Gently prying just the tip of something underneath is all you need to pop things off, in my experience. 

I've watched the videos for the flexible plates and think I will survive without it. 

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5 hours ago, Gadgetman! said:

I use a metal scraper. I mean, the platform is metal, so why not?  

 

 

Because when I see that something has failed I will use the scraper to clean the FEP, if I use the metal one I forget that it's metal and I have puntured one FEP that way.

So I rather use the plastic one and it does a wonderful job.

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1 hour ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

Because when I see that something has failed I will use the scraper to clean the FEP, if I use the metal one I forget that it's metal and I have puntured one FEP that way.

So I rather use the plastic one and it does a wonderful job.

 

I picked up some mini squeegees off the big A awhile back. I'm glad I did. I was going to get one that is made for cleaning your glass shower stall & then cut it to size, but those squeegees are just the ticket. I think there original intention was for sign or sticker application.

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yeah, I have a printed pteg scraper for cleaning the FEP, and a chisel shaped exacto blade (The bigger size, can't remember it right now) that I use for popping loose from the build plate. Doesn't matter how burned on I have the print, I pops right off.  

I know there's a camp of people who are afraid to scratch the build plate with their knife. To them I say "have you seen the guys who have taken 60 grit sandpaper to their plates to fix adhesion issues?"

 

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1 hour ago, haldir said:

 

I picked up some mini squeegees off the big A awhile back. I'm glad I did. I was going to get one that is made for cleaning your glass shower stall & then cut it to size, but those squeegees are just the ticket. I think there original intention was for sign or sticker application.

 

I do have two of those as well.

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