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Artenen
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Finishing a print before the end...

Post by Artenen » Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:39 pm

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Yep, so I woke up to a finished print that was at the end of a spool... it's going to be a good day lol.

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Re: Finishing a print before the end...

Post by jimc » Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:54 pm

haha no waste on that spool.

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Re: Finishing a print before the end...

Post by Jules » Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:37 pm

Jeeeeez, you must lead a clean life - my luck would never be that good! :lol:

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Re: Finishing a print before the end...

Post by Dale Reed » Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:34 am

jimc and I have both had parts finish with the end of the filament in the guide tube. I posted a photo somewhere here showing about eight inches of filament up in the tube above the hot end. I think jimc's best is a tad better. Josh at MakerGear HQ still holds the record, though, AFAIK. Not sure what his personal best is now, but he prints so much stuff he's bound to luck out now and then.

Hey, Josh! Gotten down below 3" yet?
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Re: Finishing a print before the end...

Post by insta » Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:51 am

I beat Josh, but had no picture. It was about an inch of filament left over after a 14 hour, 350 gram print.

I called that my Hannakuh spool
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Re: Finishing a print before the end...

Post by Yodajammies » Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:22 pm

That's when you save the spool and reload it with filament. When you're THAT lucky you surely don't just trash it. :lol:

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Re: Finishing a print before the end...

Post by insta » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:41 pm

I do. I reload almost all of my spools.
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Re: Finishing a print before the end...

Post by Matt_Sharkey » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:16 pm

Finished a companion cube with inches to spare. YIKES!
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WIN!
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FWIW I was babysititng it ready to hot swap another thread in.

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Re: Finishing a print before the end...

Post by insta » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:49 pm

Matt_Sharkey wrote:Finished a companion cube with inches to spare. YIKES!
IMG_6463 (1).JPG
FWIW I was babysititng it ready to hot swap another thread in.
That's about how much I had left after my print :)
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Re: Finishing a print before the end...

Post by Dale Reed » Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:16 am

Matt_Sharkey wrote:FWIW I was babysititng it ready to hot swap another thread in.
A watched pot....

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