3DPrintedDebris

Creating history for the sake of the future

Lancaster, California On Etsy since 2016

10,523 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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3DPrintedDebris

Creating history for the sake of the future

Lancaster, California | 10,523 Sales

Announcement    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please be aware shipping overseas has been taking up to 90 days to deliver as they clear customs. Items will ship on time, but the time to land is beyond my control.

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Last updated on Aug 7, 2020

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please be aware shipping overseas has been taking up to 90 days to deliver as they clear customs. Items will ship on time, but the time to land is beyond my control.

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Derek Kirkendall

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Updates

Coming soon! Limited edition Lincoln Pewter statue in 5”. Only 20 will be made, and each come with a watermarked certificate of authenticity! ETA 3 weeks.
Love the purple/black combo on this laughing pirate skull trailer hitch receiver cover!
How about that? Woodrow Wilson made it into S2E5 @00:34 on the Netflix show “Mr. Iglesias”. So cool!
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About 3DPrintedDebris

Sales 10,523
On Etsy since 2016

About me

I have 2 teenagers who are growing up far too quickly! Back then, with college on the horizon for the both of them I thought "Hey, wouldn't it be cool if I could use my 3D printing passion to help put them through school?". As a result, this etsy store was created.

Alex started CSU Long Beach in 2018 and has been chasing her Business Degree with extreme determination. She is maintaining a 3.6 GPA and is set to graduate a year early! She just started her third year, and is on track to graduate in May 2021.

Logan started UC San Diego on 9/24/19 and is pursuing his degree in Computer Science. He aced the math placement exam and was able to go straight to Calculus for Engineering his very first semester!

All proceeds from sales will continue to help me put my 2 wonderful children through school. Every little bit helps!

About me: I'm a Father, Husband, Former Marine, and Engineer. I dove into the 3D printing hobby some time ago by building my own machine. My adventure with 3D printing had begun, and it was love at first sight! 400 parts and 200 soldered connections later, I had the beginnings of what would later come to change everything about how I look at the world. Months worth of tweaking and upgrades later, I started to discover that I was only limited by my own imagination and available time. Fast forward five years and now I have 350,000+ print hours of experience, 50 home built precision FDM printers, 2 resin SLA printers to make my cast-able masters, and 13 MSLA resin printers. I can pressure cast resins in silicone molds for small-batch production runs. I even have a filament reclaimer and an extruder to make my own high quality in-house filament and truly make use of every last little bit of material. This hobby has officially gotten out of hand! With the new workshop I'm able to control every last variable in the process, producing truly exceptional results in a timely manner.

Shop members

  • Derek Kirkendall

    Owner, Creator

Production partners

  • Luther Berry Designs

    Orangeburg, NY

    Luther Berry is a 3D modeller and artist I have had the pleasure of working with for the last year. His work is nothing short of perfection! His attention to detail and skill are second to none.

  • Thijs DeVries

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Thijs DeVries has a unique talent for photo-realistic portrait sculpts, and has a keen eye for detail and bringing out the realism in any sculpt through asymmetry. He has been the driving force behind my presidential and scientist busts, and he has been a pleasure to work with!

Shop policies

Last updated on August 21, 2020
Welcome to my shop! This is a collection of items I found to be functional, clever in their approach, or beautiful. All items in my shop are made by me, and in most cases 3D printed. Some of my items are hand painted or airbrushed by me as well. Take a look around, I'm sure you'll spot something you'll like!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
All items are sold as-is and are made on-demand, so I don't accept exchanges. Requests for return/refund of an item sold in a color other than what is pictured (i.e. listing is silver, and you order it in purple) will be subject to a 25% restocking fee.

I accept returns within 30 days of delivery, all that I ask is that you pay the return postage.

Please buy insurance on returns. Any damage suffered on a return is the buyer's responsibility. Damaged returns will not receive a refund.

If an item is damaged in shipping, please take a picture and contact me via conversation. If it can be repaired I'll ask you to ship it back to me and I'll fix it. I buy insurance for items over $50, so if it is damaged I will need the following to make the claim:
1.) Picture of the item
2.) Picture of the packaging
3.) You will need to verify the claim when I send you the link
Note: without the 3 items above I will not send a replacement or issue a refund.

Requests for cancellations made after I have already started working on an item will not be honored.
Payment
Payment prior to starting work or initiating delivery. I can accept Etsy payments or paypal.
Shipping
I will ship as soon as your item is ready, in most cases within a couple days. If I'm backed up, I will let you know sooner rather than later. As soon as I ship, I'll provide you a tracking number. For the holidays, here's the deadlines from the USPS:

Holiday Mailing Deadlines

Mailing Within Contiguous US

Make sure your mail and packages arrive in time for the holidays by mailing before these recommended deadlines, excluding Alaska and Hawaii.

Send-by dates for expected delivery before Dec. 25th (Actual delivery date may vary and is based on origin, destination, Post Office acceptance time, and other conditions).
December 14 — USPS Retail Ground®
December 19 — First-Class Mail®
December 20 — Priority Mail®
December 22 — Priority Mail Express®

For Priority Mail Express® shipments mailed December 23 through December 25, the money-back guarantee applies only if the shipment was not delivered, or delivery was not attempted, within two (2) business days.

It will take me at least the minimum number of days (i.e. if the item says 5-7 days, 5 is the minimum it will take me to make it and ship it) to make the item and get it in the mail, so please add that to the USPS deadlines to ensure delivery before Christmas.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please be aware shipping overseas has been taking up to 90 days to deliver as they clear customs. Items will ship on time, but the time to land is beyond my control. I will not declare an item lost until 90 days has passed from date of shipment.

REFUSED DELIVERY: Items marked as "Refused" by buyers and returned to me will not be refunded or reshipped.
Additional policies and FAQs
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Do you take requests?
A: Absolutely! I have a backlog of about 51 subjects I'm chipping away at (I have about 140 subjects so far). If you have a suggestion, please message me and I'll add them to my list. I don't know when they'll pop out on my sites.
Ground rules:
1.) I don't do the living (except USA politicians and dignitaries, those are fair game)
2.) Must not be recently deceased (think Tom Petty, David Bowie, etc.)
3.) I don't cover subjects that are "too" controversial (Malcom X, Che Guevara, etc). This is determined on a case-by-case basis
4.) Must at least have a wiki page
5.) No fictional characters created after 1909 (No Vader, Holmes, Iron Man, Thor, etc etc)

Q: I'd like a bust of my grandmother, is this something you can do?
A: Yes, but it will be expensive if I need to create the digital asset from scratch. Sculpting costs and prototyping costs will run about $800 for the job, and it will take about 4 weeks. You can reduce this significantly if you obtain a scan of your friend or relative with a smartphone app such as "3DCatch" or any photogrammetry app. Google "photogrammetry apps" for a complete list of free and paid programs.

Q: Can you copy this statue from this photograph?
A: I can, as long as it's old enough that there aren't copyright issues (pre-1909). If you have a file, it will be fairly straightforward and similar to the pricing in my shop for the print. If you only have a picture, and there is no file (STL) in the open domain, sculpting it from scratch will run around $600 and will take a couple of weeks. If it is a work post-1909 I can't help you; I will not copy other artists' copyright-protected original work under any circumstances.

Q: Are 3D prints fragile?
A: All of my prints are FDM, meaning they are very rigid and hold up very well to time and use. Occasionally, the USPS will devise a clever way to wreck my work, but this is the exception.

Q: Why are they so light?
A: I combine technology and art to create the strongest possible work, yet the least amount of material consumed and therefore lower cost of manufacture and also shipping cost. It also has the added benefit of allowing multiple works to be placed on floating shelves without the need for elaborate reinforcement or the like. I do also make a premium bust version that are much heavier, but they will need a sturdy shelf if you want to display more than 5 at a time.

Q: Do 3D prints smell?
A: Absolutely not. PLA is an odorless plastic that doesn't emit any smell. That said, I occasionally use a strawberry-scented accelerator on my glue that makes it cure instantly. For the large busts this is a MUST to get a good bond between the plinths and the bust. If there is any residual accelerator, that strawberry scent will dissipate in a day or so leaving only the odorless print.

Q: I see 10 items listed, does that mean you have 10 to ship tomorrow?
A: If you see "QTY 10" for a given item, it means I can make 10 of them inside of the advertised delivery date listed. If you ask me for an estimated shipping date and wait 5 days to actually buy the item, the ship date will have to slip to reflect the delay in purchase.

Q: Do you sell your STL files?
A: Unfortunately, no. With the significant investment I have made in them I need to maintain control over my digital assets. Once a file is "out there", it's gone for good.

Q: Do you take on 3D print work?
A: If you have a file, I can generate a quote very quickly. It's best if you include a link to a source when you contact me. Please be aware I will not 3D print any of the following under any circumstances:
1) Pornographic content
2) Anything firearms related
3) Fidget Spinners
4) Cookie Cutters
5) Pokemon
If it is a functional part to be used on a plane, train, boat, or automobile I will require indemnification should the part fail while in use.

Q: If I send you a photo, is it going to be used for marketing purposes?
A: Probably, especially if it is good. If you upload or email a photo to my site or to my inbox you are giving me permission to use it in social media or for marketing purposes. I will not cite the source of the photo, and I might create a derivative (filters, cropping, etc) of your photo.

Q: I don't see an item on your site anymore, can I still buy it?
A: If you're an existing customer that is looking to purchase a replacement or a copy, sure. I've grown a lot personally and professionally since I started this site, and my interests have changed for both legal and personal reasons.
Privacy
I do not collect personal information other than what's legally required for tax purposes. I do not sell customer information under any circumstances. From time to time I may release a new item that is a companion to something you've already purchased from me, and in that case, I may send you an email letting you know it's newly listed on my site.