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RevisonNr3

Apple pencil holder

by RevisonNr3 Aug 1, 2016
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I love this design. Very good work. The top is a little loose from the bottom which makes the contents in the base rattle around. I can’t really say that this is a deal breaker though. I’m using it right now and it makes pencil life so much easier. Thank you

Hi, thank you. Did you use the latest 3D files? With the lock feature?

Yes I did. When I pick the print up from the top area and give it a little shake, I can hear the bottom part rattling around a bit. That’s the extent of the “issue”. Really nothing big.

Well, i did make the holes slightly bigger because some people said they were to small in the previous version, so that could explain it. Narrow tolerances are difficult to get right on 3D printers...

I get it. I am new to the scene. I didn’t know if my feedback would be helpful or not. I don’t mean to disparage your design. It’s a great print and I plan on using the pencil holder for years to come.

Oh no I didn't mean to sound rude :) And I appriciate any feedback, it can make the design better!

I just wanted to explain why it's difficult to get these tolerances right. There is also a difference between printing different components that need to fit together, like the top and the bottom. If your printer prints a little bit smaller then mine (for example because different timing pulleys, distance to the bed, nozzle size, overal build quality of the printer...) then it wouldn't matter, both parts should still fit together, they would be just a little bit smaller then my printed parts.

But with parts that need to fit around not printed products like the iphone or pencil, now it becomes much more important that both printers print exactly the same...

Welcome to the 3d printing scene by the way!

This is a really great design, any chance we can work the charger into this? I would highly recommend adding it and putting the design up for a small reasonable fee, you will make a killing.

Also, have you considered using a 5x5 magnet in this setup to hold it closed?

hi Drachnem, thanks for the compliment

adding the charger would be interesting, I will think about it and let you know if I add it, however I highly doubt I would make a killing if I ask for a small fee, not much money to be made selling 3d models I think ;-)

adding the magnet is a good idea, but I prefer designs that dont need extra components that need to be bought to make the design work. I think the closing system that I added in revB also does the job well.

Hi arkayar

Since there are so many people having an issue with the top part not fitting on the bottom part, I will take a look at this and update the model soon. Maybe just changing some dimensions is enough, or maybe I have to redesign a little bit more. I will tell you when the update is finished. Greetz!

the accessories fit perfect. However when i checked to see if the top and bottom parts fit, they got stuck. Like, perma stuck. I can not pull them apart again. Im glad my apple pencil nib and connector weren't in there. lol. Definitely going to need to sand it on my next go.

I added a new design to solve the issues. Please try it!

Hi arkayar

Since there are so many people having an issue with the top part not fitting on the bottom part, I will take a look at this and update the model soon. Maybe just changing some dimensions is enough, or maybe I have to redesign a little bit more. I will tell you when the update is finished. Greetz!

I ended up having to sand down the inside of the top part so I could pull the two parts apart and the bit for the cap as well but it only took like 2 seconds, thanks for sharing this ! Finally have somewhere to sit my apple pencil without losing it

I added a new design to solve the sanding issues. Please try it!

I would recommend making some larger tolerances. the model's success is largely dependent on a good surface finish and high quality print.

done! I also added a lock feature. If you have the time, feel free to try it...

Lovely thing! Came out pretty good, pieces fit together nicely for me.. pencil and accessories seem to fit nicely as well. Thank you!

thx! I added a new design, feel free to check it out.

I have printed three so far and each has worked like it should. The stump fits snug but securely. I suspect the small peg inside is to hold the cap. The peg is too big for the cap. But this is one of the best things I have printed so far. Thank you very much for a great thing!

Peg fit fine for me :) Generally I keep the cap on the end of the pencil though...

Thank you for the compliment! You are right, the peg is for the cap, and it fits nice on my print. I think it depends a little bit on the printer how nice it will fit. But you could always try to scale it down a little bit, or use some sanding paper to make the peg a little bit smaller?

Same issue as Trilby, bottom did not fit no matter the force used. I'll have to sand it a good amount to make it fit. :(

sorry to hear that. Hope you got it to work. I had no problems with this print... I don't know if i will update the design because I think that most of the time it will work fine :-/ Maybe I could change it with some thread but that would complicate things a little bit. We'll see.

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Pencil lid doesn't fit on the stump!

It did on my print. I however had to sand the top piece to be sure it wouldn't be stuck on the bottom piece if I forced it on.

It's a tight fit I know... Maybe some sort of click system would be better, but I didn't want to make it to complicated... As for the stump, its size could vary a little bit depending from printer to printer... It worked perfectly for me. You could always scale down the model with 1% if you want an easy fix.