Loading

Screw-on collar for milk jug funnels

by pozorvlak, published

Screw-on collar for milk jug funnels by pozorvlak Feb 11, 2013
1 Share
Download All Files

Thing Apps Enabled

Order This Printed View All Apps

Use This Project

Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.

Print Thing Tag

Makes

Thing Statistics

2718Views 449Downloads Found in Kitchen & Dining

Summary

We like to store dry goods (lentils, rice, flour, couscous, porridge...) in empty 4pt milk jugs - they're easy to pour from, line up neatly, and are translucent so you can see at a glance what you're running short of. The tricky bit is filling the jugs up. This Thing allows you to make a screw-on funnel out of another milk jug, so you can securely and easily fill your storage jugs up.

This Thing was made in OpenSCAD, based on code by Andrew Plumb (@clothbot). You can fork the code on GitHub: https://github.com/pozorvlak/funnel-collar

Measurements are based on UK milk jug lids. It fits all brands of milk jug I've tried so far, though it's a bit snug on Tesco ones. The SCAD file is parametric, so it should be easy to adjust this to other countries' milk jugs if need be.

Instructions

  1. Take N+1 empty milk jugs (where N is the number of ingredients you wish to store), wash them out, and leave them to dry.
  2. Cut off the top half of one of the jugs. This will become the funnel.
  3. Print out this collar. You probably want dense infill and thick walls.
  4. Screw the collar onto the funnel.
  5. Screw the collar + funnel onto one of the milk jugs.
  6. Fill it with whatever ingredient you want.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 until you have filled all N jugs.
  8. Bask in the beauty of your newly-organised kitchen.

You don't, of course, have to fill all N jugs at once. Start with two, and fill up more as you finish more milk jugs.

More from Kitchen & Dining

view more

All Apps

3D Print your file with 3D Hubs, the world’s largest online marketplace for 3D printing services.

App Info Launch App

This App connects Thingiverse with Makeprintable, a cloud-based mesh repair service that analyzes, validates and repairs most common mesh errors that can occur when preparing a 3D design file for p...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

With 3D Slash, you can edit 3d models like a stonecutter. A unique interface: as fun as a building game! The perfect tool for non-designers and children to create in 3D.

App Info Launch App
Top