Geo Hart 72 pencil holder

by AuntDaisy May 19, 2012
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Just noticed this one. I like it! The design you have was actually my original way (i should have uploaded it as well), but I couldn't get my ToM to print something with a print area that large, so I had to break it up into smaller parts leaving me with a slight imperfection. I was probably a tenth of a mm off which meant the pencils didn't hold as well. Yours looks nice and strong, but I guess you also had to resort to some glue. Good work!

I liked your holder (quite envious of your idea of splitting it up) and I hope it was alright putting a link to it. I did it the other way round - the rigid one first, then the flexible one (which is much more tolerant on pencil variations).

Those prisms sure are fiddly to get together; but worth it. George Hart's model is beautiful (even with a tiny bit of gluing ;) ) it's on the bookcase next to me as I type.

Any chance of posting a DXF file conversion (from the STL file) for us poor laser folks to laser cut? This would be awesome - I have the pencils ready to go...

thanks, will check back.. GMT

Hi, just uploaded a DXF version of the outline of #2 (done in CorelDraw 12).

Hope this helps.

I'd love to see your laser-cut version - will you use wood or plastic/perspex?

(You lucky thing having a laser-cutter :-)

Good luck with the the scuplture and many thanks to George Hart for the original creation.

... and the DXF for the first holder (which is inflexible, so I've made the hexagonal holes a tad bigger) and the CorelDraw! 12 file (just in case).