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Thanks for being as interested in this creation as you are. Some of you folks are much more in tune to 3D printing specifics than I am. For your information though, I make this on a CUBE 3D printer (by #D Systems), their second model. I did NOT have to use anything to brace or support it during printing as the glue I have to use holds it firmly. However, if you are having trouble keeping it stable I have used modelling clay to stabilize prints before. You have to be very careful applying it. Obviously you have to wait until the print is 1/2" or so in height. Then VERY GENTLY put some wads of pliable modelling clay around the base of the bolt. This will hold it stable. I hope this helps. I had never really thought about it before, but I can see why and how using different brands of printers can create subtle problems that I did not have. For instance, on mine I do not have any precise setting for the clearance between the print head and the printing surface: I have to set it by 'feel'! But it is tight, a thin sheet of paper will barely slide in the gap.Good luck. Rob