The overall print went well and although the raft layer was difficult to remove the printing went very well and was a succsess.
In this instructable I will share some tips that I learned while printing this drill bit holder on a Type A Machine where I made it at Techshop http://techshop.ws.
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Step 1: Skirt Layer of 3D Print - Starting With a Raft Layer
If you are willing to settle for a bit lower quality the print nozzle and 3D printer have a greater tolerance to print shapes that have a few layers that are imperfect at the base. A greater tolerance in this case means that even with a few errors in the print as shown below the other layers will go down better as you will see in steps 3 and 4.
Step 2: Starting the Multi Part Print
The easiest way based on experience to deal with little strings between separate pieces is to cut them off with a utility knife. Initially when I imagined using a 3D printer I thought each print would be automatically perfect. After practice I learned that about half of the prints that are designed well will print well when downloaded from thingiverse
Step 3: Growing Slowly
Step 4: Almost Done Printing - Draft Mode Print Is Good
I think if the print quality was improved the readability of the text on the side of this piece would improve.
Step 5: Final Print With Raft Layer
To get the final piece ready you can tear or cut off the raft layer.
In this step you can also see the bottom of the raft layer to show the errors that were made initially did not create problems in the final print.
Step 6: Multiple Parts Almost Done - a Raft Layer Mostly Removed - Hole Clearing Stage
Step 7: Final Cleaned Up Part - Notice Quality of Letter Writing "1/4" Bits" on Side
My experience printing a piece with multiple parts demonstrates that when using a raft layer you can get decent quality prints even in draft mode.