Slow and Steady…

I’ve been retired for 2 months and finally got around to posting something. I was bitten by the 3D Printing bug about 4 years ago and after watching countless YouTube videos on the subject, bought my first printer in January of 2018.

Recently, I signed up for an online class to help polish my 3D design skills. I primarily use Fusion 360, an excellent tool for CAD/CAM design developed by Autodesk. Autodesk is kind enough to let hobbyist users like me use the software for free. If you’re interested, you can visit to check out the free version of Fusion 360.

You can learn more about the classes I’m taking at The instructor, Vladimir Mariano, also has a YouTube channel where he shares Fusion 360 tips as well and short tutorials on designing models for 3D printing. If you’re interested in 3D printing or 3D design, I highly recommend you check out his channel! He has a great teaching style and the content is excellent. His content is as good or better than most and I hope his followers grow so he can continue to provide quality content for nerds like me. His self-paced online courses are really well done and a great way to learn (and remember) best practices for a complex program like Fusion 360.

Taking the online class inspired me to publish my first article – a tip for using parameters in Fusion 360. I hope to continue to grow this site with tips and advice on a variety of topics.

Thanks for stopping by.