Simple & Smart Spool Holder

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Simple & Smart Spool Holder by dagoma Sep 1, 2015

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Simple is not that easy.

Here is the most simple spool holder you've ever seen.
Super easy to print, basic, and cool. Just cool.


Print both parts,
Plug them,
and us it !

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Aug 6, 2016 - Modified Aug 6, 2016

If you have trouble assembling this try putting oil (I used olive oil) on the shaft and joining them with a rubber mallet. It went together and spins like a champ. If it seems like your spool is to wide/deep check out my remix and see if that helps.

It's so simple and works! Thanks!

Feb 15, 2016 - Modified Feb 15, 2016

Did you design it on openscad ?
Do you plan to release a customizable version where we can change the spool diameter?
I saw (and tried) http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:996367 but it resize the whole part so the support is not compatible with different size of spool holder !

By the way, this design is very simple and cool !

Parametric Simple & Smart Spool Holder

What was the problem with resizing?

Apr 22, 2016 - Modified Apr 22, 2016
David07 - in reply to SpoonUnit

I wannat to use the same support for all the spool holders but with the resize the spool holder hole is too small or too big.
So when you resize you need to print both path for a perfect fit :(

This one was designed to be a little more universal ... You might want to give that a try.


Universal Horizontal Spooler

Yes you right !
I will try it :)

I love guys who design, share, improve, share, improve, share, improve, share, ...

Hello, does the top part needs some support ? It seems to be a big hangover.

What diameter/type of spool does support this holder?

Nice design and fast to print!

Simple is the hardest thing!

I added the FilamentChallenge tag to your item. Hope that's OK.

thanks, I didn't notice I have to. :-)

Sep 1, 2015 - Modified Sep 1, 2015

genius. simply awesome. best idea ever. can not get any simpler and still function..... :)
i been trying to find a solution like this, but you beat me to it.

i would like to see a spool on one though...

dagoma - in reply to dav88

Done !
hope you enjoy it :)

dav88 - in reply to dagoma

awesome. i hope you win the challenge.