Dungeon Accessories – Work Benches

These models are ridiculously complex surfaces, so slicers (at least PrusaControl and Slic3r) will have a hard time processing the model meshes if you attempt to batch print more than one or two full  work benches at the same time. For the smaller benches I printed two tops and bottoms in a single print, while for the 1×3 and 1×4 I printed single tops and bottoms as a pair.

I tried out the Hatchbox Wood-fill filament I had on hand for the first set of benches:

While the benches are sturdy, the flat surfaces are a mess – detail is lost, and cleanup was a minor nightmare of wispy filament and rough edges.

I printed the larger 1×3 and 1×4 benches in standard PLA, with much better results:

And why a turquoise bench? The wood fill jammed part way through a print, and the turquoise was on hand as I was cleaning out the burnt woodfill. Rather than unload that filament and risk not having purged the hot end and extruder of jammed material, I ran a full bench print in turquoise.

  • Maker: devonjones
  • Source: OpenForge Word Bench
  • Original License: Creative Commons – Attribution – Share Alike
  • Models: All Models
  • GCode: –
  • Material:
    • Hatchbox Wood-fill PLA 1.75mm
    • Inland Light Brown PLA 1.75mm
  • Print Date: 2017/11/13 – 2017/11/14
  • Print Time:
    • 1×1 base/top x2: 1 hour 25 minutes
    • 2×1 base/top x2: 2 hours 5 minutes
    • 3×1 base/top x1: fail with Wood-fill / 1 hour 20 minutes with standard PLA
    • 4×1 base/top x1: fail with Wood-fill / 1 hour 38 minutes with standard PLA
  • Estimated Print Time:
    • 1×1 base/top x2: 1 hour 16 minutes
    • 2×1 base/top x2: 1 hour 57 minutes
    • 3×1 base/top x1: 1 hour 27 minutes with Wood-fill / 1 hour 12 minutes with standard PLA
    • 4×1 base/top x1: 1 hour 49 minutes with Wood-fill / 1 hour 29 minutes with standard PLA
  • Estimated Filament:
    • 1×1 base/top x2: 3.6 meters
    • 2×1 base/top x2: 5.9 meters
    • 3×1 base/top x1: 4.4 meters with Wood-fill / 3.4 meters with standard PLA
    • 4×1 base/top x1: 5.6 meters with Wood-fill / 4.3 meters with standard PLA
  • Slicer: Slic3r PE 1.37.1
  • Slice Settings:
    • 0.20mm layers
    • 20% infill
    • material setting: 
      • colorfabb woodfill – print failures as extruder would jam. colorfabb print temp is ~190℃, while normal PLA is closer to 215℃
      • pla
    • include brim
    • no supports
  • Printer: Prusa i3 mk2

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