This Blog is all about what i am doing right now with my 3D printer – I will post regularly on my successes, failures and finished results!

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10 July 2020
Its great to start on a high note with me now able to produce my own dolls – both for stock and for custom orders.

Selene and her maid on the right here,  show both styles that I produce. The Maid is on my standing body (I do a male and female version) – her head, body and legs are all one piece with separate arms with wire from the shoulder to elbow enabling me to fine tune the pose when she’s finished.

Both Selene and Olga are produced from my Eve doll shape – with 14 separate parts which are fused into the required pose before decorating.

– Forgot to mention the dressing table mirror is printed too!

Selene and her maid
Olga is the same Eve doll as Selene

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Take a look below at some of my current stock people. Eve the 14 part doll is custom made to order only, but all standing dolls are usually available from stock.

Elephant Clock

I also want to use this blog not only to showcase what is possible, but also let you know what I am developing for future use.
  The great thing about having such a lot of commissions to do is that I am always making new things for orders, and this then sparks ideas for other pieces.
   At the moment (still hot off the printer in fact) I am working on an elephant clock to go on a fireplace mantlepiece.

This is what the file looks like on the computer (above left) and the printed item looks nothing like it!

   Its OK though – what happens is that if you have bits on the object to be printed that overhang, you tell the printer to add supports to hold it in place, which you then remove when its printed. You can see that the elephants trunk has supports, as does the body of the clock to support the overhang of the plinth the elephant is standing on.
   You can also add a ‘raft’ which increases the footprint of the printed item making it less likely to detach while printing and cause endless stress and heartache to the person printing it! Prints detaching are still the bane of my (printing) life – its always when you need it least to happen!
   I will add follow up pictures in my next post as this is a live piece that I am making for a commission.


I have been tinkering around with a birdcage for ages – I had wanted to make a round one with domed top – but the domed top is proving elusive (remember I will be making this as a stock piece so need to consider ease of construction as well as printing) – its just a bit too fiddley to put together and get a consistent curve on the top as you can see below. But I am really pleased with the swinging perch and think the cockatoo looks great on it.
   However, after trawling through my archives for pictures for the gallery section I came across these cages I did a long time ago – they were made from a Glenowen display cabinet (Glenowen went out of business years ago) and I think something like this has potential – so watch this space…

That’s about it for now, I’ll update on the Elephant clock once I have stripped off the supports and got one painted. I will also add a piece about the electric fires I make for my fireplaces and stove ovens.

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