How To Use A 3D Printer In Your Workshop / 3D Printing Tools and Templates / Ender 3 V2 /Woodworking

How To Use A 3D Printer In Your Workshop / 3D Printing Tools and Templates / Ender 3 V2 /Woodworking

In this video I will make a case for adding a 3D printer in your workshop. I will show you how I use my 3D printer to make tools, parts, templates, and tool holders. I will also show you where to get thousands of free downloadable 3D printer files, and how you can even design your own files. At the end of this video, I share my knowledge of the printer that I’ve been using and and some other reliable options on the market.

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3D Printers
Creality Ender 3 V2:
Prusa I3 MK3S+:

Recommended Ender 3 V2 Upgrades:

Dust Collection Hose and Attachments:

Free 3D Printer Files:

Fusion 360:


  1. Shakima Franklin on May 11, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    So many great ideas in this video. Ive saved it for later. I’m actually struggling to find a good vacuum port adapter so I think I’ll definitely be using the "3D print your own adapter" idea from this video!

  2. Mike T on May 11, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    Another free and lower learning curve 3D design program is Design Spark Mechanical……

  3. Mark Hird-Rutter on May 11, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    Great video. I use my 3D printer all the time. I’ve even designed clamps and slides for my telescope hobby. I also printed things like workmate stops, and vacuumed adapters. I have a prusa. I assemble it myself and I recommend to assemble your own.

  4. Alejandro Ochoa on May 11, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    I bought my Ender 3 v2 in October for my workshop. I love it! I print a lot of organization stuff and tools for my workshop, but I ended up printing toys for my kids. It’s been running 24/7 since I got it. There’s also another big advantage to a 3d printer; other than setting it up to print (slicing/designing), it just prints while you are doing other things (like sleep). There aren’t many tools that we have in our workshops (maybe a CNC) that works for you without you having to manually guide it.

  5. Harald Lyder on May 11, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    Nice video 👍i loved your ideas for use eoth the printer. i reacently bought the Ender 3 v2 to start with 3D printing. Mostly for making parts in my workshop. Like vacuum adapters, toolholder etc.

    I made two upgrades that i really love.
    1. i bought the Auto bed levling. The CR-Touch. That really made the calibration more easy.
    2. the magnetic bed plate. Makes removal of the print so much easier.

  6. Doug Ullmer on May 11, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    I’ve made many of the same parts, adapters and jigs for my woodshop, using my Anycubic Mega Pro ($340 or less). Additional things I’ve done include making a gasket for a vacuum hold-down (out of TPU, designed on Sketchup), some clamping squares, and I’ve printed miniatures of a couple of my wood projects to test whether it’s a good "mockup" strategy for looking at proportions and shapes. That uses a sketchup model, translated to an .STL file with an extension. It’s very helpful to visualize designs by holding the model in your hands or showing it to "clients" (usually my wife). And depending on the size you print, they also make good doll-house furniture!

  7. Hassan A on May 11, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    You provided us with valuable and useful information on woodworking devices and tools. Thank you for that.

  8. Jon Bailey on May 11, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    I use my printer to print alignment jigs, to accurately layout holes in things to make repeated holes easily.

  9. Minister Man Outdoors on May 11, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Awesome idea and thanks for the tip on fusion 360. I used it in the past and didn’t realize it was still free to use.

  10. John Locke on May 11, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Never thought about using a 3D printer in the shop! Thanks

  11. Pat Angelo on May 11, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    wonderful!! You are late to the party > P-R-O-M-O-S-M!

  12. Keith Burk on May 11, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Do you have links to the files? thanks

  13. Ben Jenkins on May 11, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    This is awesome. You’ve convinced me to get into this new hobby. Thanks.

  14. DASTIM on May 11, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Thanks so much for this great video!!! I’ve been into 3D modeling for 12 years, and just recently started a career in cabinet manufacturing. As a result, I’ve started getting into wood working, and discovering how fun it is. I absolutely agree with you about fusion360. I was intimidated by the user interface at first, but after about a month I found it MUCH easier and quicker to create dimensionally accurate parts than sketchup. Also just wanted to add, if you export using the 3mf file extension directly into prusa slicer, it maintains the exact dimensions you used to model in fusion, creating much less work. Prusa slicer is also more forgiving than cura. Works amazing on my Ender 3 and FLsun QQ.

  15. Dwayne Varnell on May 11, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    What filament are you using for your templates?

  16. Rinzey on May 11, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Hello, one question, the kit is 756 euros and the finished one where everything is already assembled is 999 euros, right? Thanks very much

  17. Gaming and Reaction with Mano on May 11, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    I have watched all your videos. Thank you and keep up the good work.

  18. Jeff’s Aquaponics on May 11, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    And here I’ve been designing and 3D printing tools and stuff for use on my farm. I hadn’t even thought of making jigs for my router that I can use to make tools for my farm. Great info. Much appreciated.

  19. Andrew Brown on May 11, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    I just received my Prusa MK3S+ kit this week and cannot wait to get it up and running in my shop. I’m scouring the web for good enclosure ideas and more ideas for how to incorporate this new tool’s capabilities. Also making the transition to Fusion360. I’ve used SketchUp since it came out, but there’s still a bit of a learning curve in switching over. This is the first video I’ve seen of yours, so I’m going back to see your previous content. So far, I like what I’m seeing. Thanks for the sharing~!

  20. CrankkDatJFel on May 11, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Fanatic video, that project is awesome.