Name plate Pen/Pencil holder

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Name plate Pen/Pencil holder by devtty1 Dec 16, 2013
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This is loosely based on falcon20cne 's pen, pencil, tool holder which is a really great Thing ( http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:39632 and it certainly deserves more than 14 likes and I should know cause I won 1st place in the International Pen Pencil Holder Cool Thing Judge Symposium back in '06 )

Anyway, enough about that and more about this thing. Did I mention it's a Pen/Pencil/Tool holder but you have the option of adding your name? Of course, adding your name is for the benefit of anyone who walks into your cube/office/personal space and isn't sure if they walked into the right place. Certainly it's not for you cause I'm assuming you already know your name and don't need a daily reminder of what your name is. Altho, you could just print one for your friend and then print it with your name so your friend will always know it was you who gave it to him/her ... but that's probably got some downside to it but for the life of me I'm not sure I'm seeing it.

It is NOT, I repeat NOT and under no uncertain terms, for your mother-in-law. Doing something nice for her will just encourage her and send the wrong signal. ( Never send a signal to your mother-in-law, wrong or otherwise, unless it's accompanied by a minimum of 60Hz. )

anyway, print, assemble and enjoy.


print the base as-is using your favorite color

Load a copy of sketchup on your computer and start it.

open the name.skp file and then select Tools, 3d Text.

Input the name you want and select the font. I used script font.

add the text to the drawing and scale it down such that it fits the long bar. If it fits the bar it will fit the holder. Make sure the bottom of the name and the long bar are touching so they print as one unit.

add the name plate to the channel printed in the holder. I connected the name plate using some acetone.

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I made the name i wanted in sketch up but I don't know how to save or export the file as an .stl so my slicer can open it. Can you instruct me how to do this? Sorry, Im a noob to this kind of stuff.

google "sketchup export to stl" and you will find a module to add to your sketchup that allows you to export the drawing as an stl file

hi i fixed your stl because contained error and i created a base of name on stl and used tinkercad for put the name select all and adjust-group and the name and the base are together. its easy to print
how i can send the stl for you upload the news
i created a remix with the new stl check this

what do you do if there's a 'y' or 'g' in the name?

we could start a petition to have everyone drop all those nuisance letters from their name :)

you will have to be creative. I made one for Emily and anchored the "E" and "y" to the base so the
name has a slope to it and it doesn't look too bad.

I tried elevating "E" thru "l" with a base, but it didn't look good.

I did one with multiple nuisance letters and anchored those points to the base. It doesn't look
all that good, but it was for my mother in law so I don't care.

Do you think you can make one with the name Brenna? My little sister would love this.


I will give it a try, maybe over Christmas break


Glad you like it. The exact font name is "Script MT Bold" ... I don't really understand installing fonts, but that's the one that shows up in my sketchup program. I'm running Windows XP if that makes a difference.

Hey, the instructions say you used the "script font", but I can't find that anywhere on Google. Could you please let me know the exact name of the font you used? I love it

you are awesome thank you so much for the files.

thank you for the kind words. I've uploaded a trio of files with the name you requested. Also, I've uploaded a new "name" because it looks as tho the 1st one may not be correct. Good luck!

That is very nice I tried everything as you instructed and I am having trouble using sketchup, could you be so kind and make one like yours with the name Diane, If it is not a inconvenience to you. thank you so much.