Non Spindled Filament Holder

by owen, published

Non Spindled Filament Holder by owen Aug 13, 2012

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Holds your filament and spins freely to avoid tangles. Easy changeover.



Plastic Salad Bowl with Ridge underneth for each roll of filament.

1 X old 3.5" Hard Drive


Split your hard drive in two and throw away the top half.

Check the sizes of the hub on your hard drive platter and your salad bowl against the STL file and change the scad if needed.

Print with low fill.

Use a salad bowl for each color you have.

Make sure you have a free coil coming off the top of your filament.

Make sure you bowl isn't touching anything.

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this is genius!

What a neat idea. I like it.

I put the entire 7lb cardboard box of filament on the thing and works like a charm.

Can you tell me the ID and OD for the 2 circles pls? PS Great Idea :)

owen - in reply to DanLuc

baseHeight = 6;
level1Height = 7.5;
baseWidth = 156;
level1Width = 94;
centreHole = 34;

These measurements were taken from the Scad file and are all adjustable. Though probably you would only want to adjust the center hole as it is different on different hard drives. It doesn't matter if it's too big though as near enough still works fine.

DanLuc - in reply to owen

Thank you for the quick reply.