'Letter Boxes' are a unique, fun and decorative storage solution for small things. Use to store away all sorts of things including jewellery, parts, nuts / bolts / screws, cables, earphones, memory cards and much more...
The range includes every letter of the alphabet with a base and a cap / lid for each. At standard scale Letter Boxes have an internal height of approx. 25mm. The lids have an internally overlapping wall 5mm deep (i.e. protrudes 5mm into the base) to form the joint. With an accurate / precise slicing app and machine the printed parts should fit together snugly but not be overly tight.
At standard scale Letter Boxes are just under 100mm tall (letter height top to bottom). The width depends on the letter concerned. Scaling up uniformly should not be any problem, although it will make the cap / lid a looser fit the bigger you go, but scaling down is not recommended as it will reduce the clearance between the cap and base so they may be hard to push together or may not fit at all.
Letter Boxes can be used lying flat or, as long as the contents are not overly heavy or pressing against the cap / lid, can also be used standing up as a display piece that also provides a practical storage solution.
Great as a gift or to use for yourself. Print the Letter Boxes with the characters of meaning to yourself, a friend or family member and in your / their favourite color/s. Get creative and print the base and caps in different colors... or even make them a rainbow of colors by changing filament multiple times during the print. You can have lots of fun printing your own uniquely colored Letter Boxes.
To maintain the look of the letters / characters no tags / tabs have been added to aid cap / lid removal. 'Not' adding anything was done intentionally to preserve appearance. However, this should not be necessary with a well printed base and cap as they should slide together and apart with minimal effort.
Please refer to the images and print settings / instructions for additional information... and post images of your Letter Boxes in use for other Thingiverse members to see!
Note: If you like these check out the rest of my fun and practical designs!
PLA / 2 Shells / 20% infill recommended
Easy prints. Using a raft is recommended for ease of removal from the build plate. No supports required.
Just clean up any minor print imperfections... fill and put the lid on.
Use for storing all sorts of small things including jewellery, parts, nuts / bolts / screws and much more... a fun and decorative storage solution.
In the event your caps / lids are tight in the base a small spray on the mating surfaces with a silicone lubricant will help or you can lightly sand the tight spots with a fine sandpaper or file. In most cases, well printed Letter Boxes should not need any post processing. They should be usable straight off the build plate.
Note: Due to the number of characters involved in this range only half have been test printed and checked. All those printed and checked have worked well and all files provided have been developed using the same process so should function as intended.