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Coffee Stencil Holder - 90mm

by amarand, published

Coffee Stencil Holder - 90mm by amarand Jun 30, 2017

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Summary

Some day, it will be common to print our own food.

Heck, we've been extruding pasta through nozzles for hundreds of years! But I'm talking about other food items...almost any food item you can imagine. Unfortunately, right now, if I want a cookie, or a brownie, or something else that's baked, I probably need to go to the store, or make it myself - but probably not on my 3D printer.

One thing you CAN print on your 3D printer is my wide array of coffee stencils, which let your coffee - or the coffee of someone you love (or hate because, frankly, you might want to give your frenemy some coffee) - have a pretty shape or pattern on top, especially on Friday.

Here's a list!

So you've printed one or more of these babies, and you eventually ask yourself: "where am I going to store these? If I toss them in a drawer, I'll never remember they're there when I need them!" The answer, is this Thing!

As shown in the photos, you can easily place a decent stack of the coffee stencils in a stack, and with the new icon identification system in the handle, you can even rotate each of the stencils in such a way that you can more easily see and grab the appropriate stencil for that moment. Hooray!

Over the next few weeks, I will be retrofitting the previous stencils to have the same sturdy handle design with the stencil icon built-in, so stay-tuned! I'll be updating all of the stencils separately, and editing the Summary to show that I've replaced the STL, but if you just want to watch this space, I'll be placing stencil updates here too, right at the top!

As you can see, downloading, printing and storing all of the stencils looks pretty good in this holder. Just because I printed it in light brown, doesn't mean you can't go with any other color you feel like printing it in. Black? White? Red? It's up to you! I hear the wide array of exotic filaments are fantastic these days! If you print one, please feel free to share your Make here.

Everyone is probably waiting for my Portal quote...and I won't disappoint:

Your entire life has been a mathematical error... a mathematical error I'm about to correct! --GlaDOS

So go forth, and print this holder, and as many stencils as you can. Make some coffee, pour some frothy creamer on top, sprinkle your powder of choice onto the top using the stencil, then sit back and enjoy the masterpiece you've created through the power of stencils! Then, once you've cleaned and dried the stencil, put it back where you found it: in this stylish stencil holder. You weren't brought up in a barn, were you?

Happy Friday! (It's always Friday somewhere, isn't it?)

Print Settings

Printer Brand:

FlashForge

Printer:

Creator Pro

Rafts:

No

Supports:

No

Resolution:

Medium

Infill:

30%


Notes:

This item is perfectly strong at 30% for putting on the counter and storing your stencils.

Having said that, if you try to put this on your dog's head like a helmet to try and make them look like Magneto, and while you're trying to take the picture, the dog throws it off, down the back of the couch, where the holder hits something hard a few feet down, there's a decent chance one or more of the uprights will break. It's your fault, really. Either print it with a higher infill, or just don't be mean to your dogs. (My dogs approve this message.)

By the way, the dog in the picture is Lucy. She was "happy" to have the helmet on her head just long enough for me to take the picture. The other dog, Annie (not shown), was the dog that broke the helmet by dropping it behind the couch. She's also been giving me dirty looks ever since. I hope she'll forgive me.

Also, if you're stuck on a dessert island (mmm...pecan pie!) and you only have this stencil holder, you can manually break off all four uprights, locate a coconut and whip it into a frosting, which you can then place onto the uprights (as shown) to make PLA sandwich cookies that look a little like fig cookies but with whipped coconut frosting. The base also makes a wonderful plate. If you were lucky enough to bring your stencils, you could probably find some form of powder to dust the top of these cookies with, or perhaps the top of the plate, for a more pleasing aesthetic. By the time they rescue you (who -really- wants to be rescued from a desserted island?!), instead of talking to your bloody volleyball like Tom Hanks, eating your cheesecake, you'll be closer to being like Martha Stewart (the one who is no longer in jail), and will most likely get your own TV show, showing people how to make awesome things with nothing but coconuts, bananas, papaya, mango and boar (okay, I've run out of things you find on a desert island), and this stencil holder. Please, if you think you're going to get Lost on a desert island (no desserts there!) make sure you bring this stencil holder. It's literally your only hope. And, you can probably shiv a boar with the uprights! (Warning: do not try to shiv a boar with the uprights on this print. You will probably be eviscerated and die.)

Also.... Please do not try to eat off of untreated PLA, no matter how good the frosting looks. It's probably now contaminated with micro-particles of PLA, which you probably don't want to breathe or ingest. Plus, bacteria. Just eat the frosting right out of the tin like a grown-ass adult, using your finger, which I'm sure is completely free of bacteria.

Post-Printing

How to Use

Print stencils (or coasters!) of the 90mm size (which is all I've made - so far) and then stack them until there is no more room. I haven't done the math yet, but I'm fairly certain this will hold a few hundred stencils, no problem.

Please do not try to put this on your dog as a hat. It may break. Also, please send pictures!

How I Designed This

Fusion 360 and Simplify3D

At first, I was just trying to make cute hats for my dogs (this is a lie), but then I decided to do something worthwhile, and develop a holder for the stencils. At first, I thought two uprights and two holes would be fine, but then I realized, if I do four uprights and four holes, you can rotate each stencil by 90° and you'll have an easier time viewing the handles (where the logos/icons will eventually be - see the butterfly stencil) and pulling them out. But, hey, that's your decision. I'm mildly OCD, so probably wouldn't be able to have them stencils any other way than perfectly stacked as shown.

Fusion 360 is my friend, and Simplify3D does slicing and dicing for me. This is a very simple design, with some fillets, and some chamfers, because I figured, why not?

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