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Another filament spool but this time with aluminum parts.
Yes, I love the aluminum and use it often for my works.
So I created this project starting from a bar of aluminum 10x10.
My intention was to create a filament spool with a variable diameter to fit the different providers of filament.
I also need to attach the spool to the workbench. So I made the pin with a nut 6MA inside(fig 4 and 8). I really like this idea, although it is not mine, but do not remember where I saw it. Of course anyone can change the base of the shaft to suit your needs.
The central hub can be mounted in either direction, it changes the ledge of the spool. (fig 5 and 6).
Sometimes it is useful to fix an end of the filament. Each stirrup has a slot with variable widths for filaments of diameter 1.7 and 3mm to secure it (Fig 7).
For this project, you need two Bearing 608ZZ and aluminum bar pierced 10x10mm, about 600mm.
Filament spool with aluminum bar by Clax is licensed under the Attribution - Non-Commercial - Share Alike license.
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