I got my first printer for xmas but just the other day printed my first benchy. I had changed out the nozzle and wanted to see how it was and also realized I should probably learn how to properly calibrate my printer while I am at it. I have been quite lucky with it so far - definitely some failed prints but I would say most prints come out quiet well.
I have also recently upgraded the bed springs on my ender 3 (not v2) to the yellow creality bed springs. I have to admit I was hoping I wouldn’t have to level the bed every time I print now but that doesn’t seem to be the case - every time I go to start a print I do the paper test and it isn’t level, even with the upgraded springs.
For the benchy - it looked pretty good at first but in the light of day I realized it has a lean to one side, some ghosting around the portholes and the little pipe at the back of the boat was a bit rough on the top. The lean is the biggest worry to me.
The printer seems to be sitting pretty square but I will be checking other things to see if something is off square somewhere. I am a bit worried I may have done something while i changed out the nozzle. I tried to hold the heating block with a wrench while I changed the nozzle but it was hard to get a good grip on it.
Any thoughts would be appreciated!