Well it’s 2012 and the buckybot printed me out lots of Christmas presents. I hope my family isn’t totally sick of free objects.
I finally put in an arcol type hotend, aluminum block with resistor. It works great, at least after getting the nozzle and barrel tight enough to prevent leaking. My next step is to insulate the block and add a little fan. The fan currently setup cools it to much and after 10 minutes it gets too cold to extrude.