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    buying stock in small amounts?

    You are very right about that, Sagath. Fortunately in my case, I was only investing money I could entirely afford to lose, and only a relatively small amount. Also fortunate was that I only really lost the gains I had made, so I'm more just back to my original investment--it could be a lot...
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    buying stock in small amounts?

    I've got Wealthsimple, as well, and I like it. My investment decisions I'm less of a fan of. I've swapped mainly into ETFs now to play the longer-term game; I don't have the nerves for short-term trading. Also, as a sidenote, you can create or port over a TFSA into Wealthsimple, which is what...
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    3D Printer / CNC discussion thread

    It happens. I actually just went through something similar yesterday when I went from one colour of transparent PETG to a pure clear PETG. Same company and everything, but the clear PETG didn't work worth a damn at the temps I was using with the other colours--it needed another 10+ degrees to...
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    3D printing pics

    Hi, All! I've been plugging away, as time allows, on printer projects. Did some of the "usual" stuff like cable covers for my printer, and whatnot, and a few things to check for tolerance. I also updated to Jyers firmware, and I'm loving the levelling system; my first layers look great! Anyway...
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    Improving or adding tolerance/precision

    That is bloody fantastic! Thank you!
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    Improving or adding tolerance/precision

    Thanks for the advice, as always! I have found a few tolerance tests that I can try out. So, do you then take that information and scale accordingly in your slicer when you print, or are you building that tolerance directly into your CAD models, prior to slicing? And, if possible, try to make...
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    Improving or adding tolerance/precision

    Hi, all! Back for more advice, I'm afraid. So I've been experimenting. had a hell of a time with PETG blobs and strings, but sorted it out (most of the time). I also calibrated everything I could figure out how to--I used a calibration cube to get the x/y/z to proper steps, I calibrated my...
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    3D printing pics

    Yep. I figured that made the most sense. No supports or anything that way. I wasn't entirely sure what to go for in a PLA glue, but I had some two-part epoxy hanging around, so I gave it a shot and it worked like a charm.
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    3D printing pics

    Well, I've managed to put together a few projects since I get my Ender 3 V2 together, but my favourites so far are this set of bookends (I designed the bookend itself; the decorations were from thingiverse) and a mitt dryer for my kids endless wet mitts (designed myself, but it needs a V2).
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    Ender 3 V2 versus Anycubic Mega S

    You were bang-on. Thank you! Apparently I was under-extruding by about 10%. It is now fixed, and while I haven't printed anything, it actually looks different when the filament is coming out of the nozzle now; it's much more of a straight fall instead of curling.
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    Ender 3 V2 versus Anycubic Mega S

    Is that what the stringiness is about? No, I haven't done an extrusion test yet. There was virtually no stringing with the PLA dogs I printed, if that helps at all.
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    Ender 3 V2 versus Anycubic Mega S

    Thought I'd offer a bit of an update. My Ender 3 V2 arrived in good time (and great packaging; wow!). I got it all set up, including some replacement springs, bowden tube, and aluminum extruder parts that I bought as a package. The only disappointing part was that I thought the kit I bought...
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    Ender 3 V2 versus Anycubic Mega S

    Thanks, sswilson! I actually pulled the trigger on a V2 at about $380. I also picked up a kit with some basic upgrades (springs, extruder pieces, bowden tubing, aluminum thumbscrews) for about $35, figuring that I might as well build it the first time with the upgraded bits and pieces...
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    Help with $700 PC build

    Welcome, PhatS7: I just went through a similar upgrade a couple of months ago, coming from an i5 2500k. My thread on the topic may be helpful. The short version is that the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is a great buy, and you'll probably want either a B450 or B550 motherboard to go with it. I actually...
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    Ender 3 V2 versus Anycubic Mega S

    Thanks! This is super helpful! I'm picking my way through other threads, as well, including your request for beginner's thread, and picking up a ton of information, so thanks for blazing the trail a bit on that, too! I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to afford both the V2 and the bltouch in...

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