Make #25 - Super Secret Cracker

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Make #25 - Super Secret Cracker by faberdasher Dec 24, 2013


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This is our final and most exciting make. It's the season of giving, so we have hidden three secret gifts inside three crackers. We hope you enjoy them. Try not to peek as you print!

Seasons greetings from everyone at Faberdashery!

Faberdashery are releasing daily, seasonal designs for you to print and enjoy. Join in the fun with our 25 Days of Making! This is Make #25 of 25.


We've created a 'Starter Test Kit' to help tune in your machine before going for the full build. You might want to check your bed adhesion, bridging, retraction and slicing for fine features.

Print at ~0.3mm layer height, 2x shells (/perimeters) and 2-5% infill (although should be self-supporting at 0%). Each cracker requires ~34g of material (~4m of 3mm / ~12m of 1.75mm filament). Printed in gorgeous Faberdashery Robot Silver, Pearly White, Space Marine and Mercury Red.

The Crackers need to be gently eased off the build plate to save them breaking too early and spoiling the surprise. We suggest carefully removing the finished Cracker with Mole Grips (or equivalent) at the base. For the ultimate festive finish print in two colours, changing filament at 30mm and 70mm layers (Use Z-Pause if your machine supports it).

There are three different surprises in each cracker, that all print-in-place. Once you've pulled your crackers you can turn the ends around, string them together through the special holes and hang on your tree as a cracker decoration!

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I'm having trouble with the perforated part in the middle coming apart while printing. Any tips?

Can be made with a heart inside? wanna give for my girlfriend, thanks

Hi, We have released an empty cracker model


Either pause the print and place a gift inside or feel free to remix with your own model inserted.

Empty Cracker

Great ideia.

After that I will try to make the heart ^^

Hi faberdasher, like another user, I wished to put my own gift inside this great design. I have uploaded a remix that has the super secret removed from the plinth.If you wish for me to remove it please message me and I will do it ASAP.

Many Thanks.

Hi, would you consider posting simply a hollow one?

This way I could pause the print and stick my own secret (I want to put a bracelet in it for my wife's birthday) in it while it's 1/2 way printed.


I have uploaded a remix of this design, that leaves the plinth but no secret, see how you get on.

Super Secret Cracker (Empty)

if you want to find out whats what, look in the thing view than look at the last photo.

Where can i find that little bear. it looks cute.

It prints inside one of the crackers. But we can't tell you which one. It's super secret! :)

awesome idea, took me a second to understand what you meant lol

...And no spoilers until the 25th ;)