Filament Spool Holder - reduced

by anat, published

Filament Spool Holder - reduced by anat Mar 15, 2012

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I found after printing the spool holder by charlespax, that the holder itself was a bit tight and whilst very secure it made it difficult for changing over filament. So I decided to alter the design just a little bit to enable the spool to turn more easily and to make it easier for putting on and removing the spool.


Attach on an upright surface using nuts and bolts. You can save on the number of nuts and bolts you use by choosing two holes diagonally opposite to each other.

I have found it easiest to put the bolts into the spool holder using plyers and then using an alenkey/hexkey to hold the bolt(s) in place whilst screwing on the nuts.

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when i click to download stl, i get a bunch of gobbley goop

It is Internet Exploder. Downloads fine in Firefox.

Hi not entirely sure what you are meaning. If you click download within chrome it will try to read the stl file as a text file, so you need to right click and select save link as. This shouldn't be specific to this stl file though.

If you mean that there are some problems with the model itself, I'm not entirely sure. Really I just put it up so I would have a copy to print out later. I'm currently printing it out now and not having any issues, but there is around 50mins remaining.

Your not alone on that one...... so dont feel bad ;)

Nice...this looks just like mine - after I broke the original one I printed loading on the first spool. For what it's worth it works great just the way it is now.

I broke the original one I printed too, which gave me the idea for the modification. I still use the original broken one on one machine, but needed a second one and the broken version seemed more efficient to print.