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Tardis salt shaker

by konrad44, published

Tardis salt shaker by konrad44 Nov 12, 2011

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Description

This thing is derivative of thingiverse.com/thing:1528 and thingiverse.com/thing:12278

For those who would like to dine with Doctor Who.

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I tried printing this a couple of times but every time the print messes up around 30%, and the extruder keeps moving, but no PLA comes out. As a result, if I don't monitor it to cancel the print on time, it hangs mid-air as it's thinking that it's still layering the PLA. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Do you think it's the PLA? I just printed a scaled down version of this: http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... with the same PLA and it printed all OK... Please help!

On an Up the threads don't grab--the top just slips on as others have noted.

You have no idea how much salt fits in this thing. Started filling it last Saturday, was still taking more this Thursday. Some of it came out wet.

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Instructions

Thread worked just right when printed on Netfabb and Ultimaker. At the same time this combo is known to slightly increase outer dimensions of printed objects. If you have any trouble with the thread let me know and I'll fix it.

Be careful when printing light on top of the lid. It is a small structure so can overheat easily - cool it down appropriately (slow down, orbit or just blow on it).

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mileniasm on Oct 22, 2013 said:

I tried printing this a couple of times but every time the print messes up around 30%, and the extruder keeps moving, but no PLA comes out. As a result, if I don't monitor it to cancel the print on time, it hangs mid-air as it's thinking that it's still layering the PLA. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Do you think it's the PLA? I just printed a scaled down version of this: http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... with the same PLA and it printed all OK... Please help!

pleppik on Dec 27, 2011 said:

On an Up the threads don't grab--the top just slips on as others have noted.

Anonymous on Dec 17, 2011 said:

You have no idea how much salt fits in this thing. Started filling it last Saturday, was still taking more this Thursday. Some of it came out wet.

dgwilson on Nov 21, 2011 said:

Got such a nice print of the Tardis (see blue Tardis picture above). Inside and out very nice. Didn't do so well on the thread at the top... almost not there and the salt shaker top "slips" on... so I'm not sure what's wrong. It didn't do so well spanning the inside top of the salt shaker either. The light on the top of the Tardis seems rounded... not square. Maybe my printer didn't handle it that well? Too fine? maybe a skeinforge setting?

Bit of a bugger really as the Tardis itself took almost 2 hours to print!

The print has been done with PLA at 190 degrees C.

Honestly though.. I do really love the quality of the print on the Tardis.

konrad44 on Nov 22, 2011 said:

David,

Can you measure inner diameter of the hole in the lid, and outer diameter of thread on main part (valley-to-valley and hill-to-hill) with caliper?

I would like to fix it and learn how to set proper clearances. Funny thing is that as I wrote on my machine (Ultimaker + Netfabb) the thread works jus
t fine but I suspect it's side effect of overshooting outer dimensions.

Light on top of lid is perfectly round in STL file and in my printout so it must be something in your Skeinforge or machine settings.

on Nov 16, 2011 said:

OK, now you need a dalek pepper shaker.

cyclone on Nov 13, 2011 said:

I'll bet it holds a lot more salt than you would think, am I right? :)

konrad44 on Nov 13, 2011 said:

Sure. It also vanish into thin air occasionally along with salt inside. Don't bother looking for it then. It will come back. Just be patient and listen for a strange sound.

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