Spiral Yarn Bowl

by AutopsyTurvy Apr 11, 2014
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I have tried every way I can think of to get this to print. On a raft, with supports, etc.

I think this build is just cursed. The I've managed to get it up to 30% complete before it went off the rails.

I've a complete set of oddly sized multi-colored coasters and small nut bowl out of the more than a half dozen failures.

I printed at 10% infill (because I wasn't paying attention) and the bowl only weights 3oz and the tip of the spiral broke off while i was removing some of the extra support plastic. I'll probably remake with at least 20% infill because it's definitely to light and a little to fragile where the spiral is concerned. If someone wants it a little heaver either use higher infill or maybe adding a little felt or rubber to the bottom. This would also help it from sliding or moving while using.

Hiya! We're in the process of purchasing a 3D printer - yay! I did pottery for a while and have made a few ceramic bowls recently. Was wondering if a plastic yarn bowl is heavy enough to not be pulled from the table when knitting. Then again, it won't break, like my ceramic ones.

You'll want to use enough infill to give it a lot of weight, which will greatly increase your print time but will also increase the weight. If you've got the money, definitely try Simplify3D, as it will let you say "100% infill up until 2cm high, then 20% infill after that" so you can make a really heavy base, but a lighter-weight body. Putting little rubber feet on the bottom helps too. :)