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Horizontal Spool Holder

by Rupert, published

Horizontal Spool Holder by Rupert Oct 8, 2011

Description

Another spool holder that mounts horizontally (why fight gravity?). This ones fits my UltiMachine 5lb spool, which has a 39mm (1.5 inches) diameter hole. The OpenSCAD file is parametric in case it needs to be adapted for different spool types.

The STL file is unnecessarily large because I set the OpenSCAD accuracy parameter ($fn) stupidly high. Feel free to re-render using $fn = 60 for a smaller STL file.

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Great work! This holder is one of my two favorites, and the one I keep extras around of, just in case I meet someone just getting started without a spool holder!

I just designed a simple adapter for spools with a larger center hole, which might help others with the same kind of varying spools I get - http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:853653

This worked great! Very little friction with Blue PLA.

Thanks!

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Instructions

The base includes some hollow hemispheres that could hold something sticky like rubber or sticky-tac in case it starts to wander. It also makes it look a super-cool moon base.

No lubricant was required, but that may depend a bit on the spool plastic type and the printer plastic type (PLA in this case).

Great work! This holder is one of my two favorites, and the one I keep extras around of, just in case I meet someone just getting started without a spool holder!

I just designed a simple adapter for spools with a larger center hole, which might help others with the same kind of varying spools I get - http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:853653

Adapter for larger spools on Ruperts Horizontal Spool Holder
by ZeAllan

This worked great! Very little friction with Blue PLA.

Thanks!

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