Mini Drawers Ultimate
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24.05.2017 -- Added a 1x1 drawer with three slots (magnet and non-magnet version).
- 09.05.2017 -- Added a 2x1 house and drawer. Thanks to Elerion for beta printing! And a good tip from Elerion for those whose printers produce drawers that are too tightly fitting: Reduce the drawers' sizes by 1% on the X and Z axes. Magnet versions of the 2x1 set tbd.
23.01.2017 -- My drawers glided too easily in their houses with the result that they tended to slide open when my drawer phalanx was (accidentally) touched. Or, much worse, nuts, screws, and other stuff got spilled over my table. Since I already printed a lot of houses and drawers, I underwent the pain to drill a plethora of 8mm holes to glue 8mm x 1mm magnets to the backside of the houses and drawers. See this video how the houses/drawers with magnets work and look like.
To ease things for the future, all MD Ultimate files are now available in two versions: With and without holes for 8mm x 1mm magnets! (I used these magnets from AliExpress.)
31.12.2016 -- A double sized drawer with divider was missing. masterman274 was so kind to provide this one. Thank you! (Please note that I added an according drawer in the meantime while dealing with the magnet stuff; cf. above.)
15.11.2016 -- Added a drawer with two slots.
What is this thing?
This is a remix of TrevM's Mini Drawers. The original design is great but I needed some improvements. Thankfully, TrevM provides the *.scad-files, so the required changes could be made using OpenSCAD:
The runners did not fit perfectly in the slots. I think it depends on your 3D printer how snuggly these pieces fit together. I added a global variable "runnersDiameter" to the corresponding *.scad-files so adjusting the runner's diameters is quiet easy. I was fine with 2.85mm.
To prevent the drawers from falling out when pulling too far I added a small stopper on the top/front inside of the house.
The handles were too delicate for my fingers so I made them oval and increased their protrusion.
To minimize elephant feet I added chamfers to the bottom of the drawer and handle using the Chamfered primitives for OpenSCAD library by TimeWaster.
I added a chamfer on the inside of the drawer (handle-side) to get things out more easily. Well, good plan, but that does not work so great. I stay with the chamfers so I can at least tell myself that they reinforce the drawer's structure... ;)
Finally, I added a double height house and drawer for more, biggger, or clunky stuff.
Tell me if you need help or something specific!
Some notes on printing: I tried a lot of different settings (in Cura) to optimise quality and print speed. My best settings with a 0.4mm nozzle so far:
- Layer height 0.16mm
- Shell thickness 0.4 mm
- Bottom/top thickness 0.8mm
- Fill density 0% (yes, zero!)
- Print speed 70 mm/s
- no support, no brim
A word on zero infill: Since neither the houses nor the drawers will -in most cases- experience a lot of stress they, thus, do not need to be rock solid. Using zero infill with a shell thickness of 0.4mm is kind of spiralizing the inner and outer walls and only filling the top and bottom. This results in reduced printing times and a sufficient strength.
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