IKEA SAMLA dry box filament storage: bolt + nut + gasket

by mordr3d Mar 16, 2017
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Hi all, just printed this and found out that a regular (US) garden hose gasket fits tight but that is the idea of the gasket anyway ;) so if you don't have TPU and have some hose gaskets you can use it.

great! thanks for sharing!!

Has something changed with these models? The nut is to big to thread onto the bolt.

For me the nut was a bit loose, but tightened fine. Just for anyone else reading the comments later.

Hi, actually no, the files are always the same, maybe some of your setting in exstrusion made them a bit loose. you can try to scale down the nut (1-2%)

I was able to get the nut to fit nicely by scaling it down to 96-97%. I am going to run 96.5% for the final print run. Thanks for responding and sharing the parts.

96,5% on the nut worked perfect for me.

probably a stupid question but i have shattered other containers when drilling, and am tired of ruining containers.
did you use a special drill bit, or some other method?

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Its not stupid at all. That plastic is extremely brittle and i had the same problem. To increase your chances just drill with low pressure and put something behind the points you're drilling into, a thick piece of wood should be fine.

What did you use to hold the reels in the box

Umpteenth Samla spool holder found on #Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2399361

Umpteenth Samla spool holder
by mordr3d

which SAMLA is this? there are about 9 varieties on the ikea site?

the nut works with any Samla or other containers with the same thickness (around 2mm wall).
i personally use the 22L Samla for my storage.