The Revolver Caddy is a spinning caddy that looks like a Six-Shooter Revolver... and is a practical and fun way to store everything from pens / pencils at home or in the office as well as making a great tooth brush / tooth paste holder.
And, they make a fantastic 'fidget thing' with a number of practical applications... everyone enjoys spinning them!
This is a two part design with a base and a caddy. A well printed Revolver should spin freely on it's base. It is recommended that the base is secured to a table/desk/bench using a non marking removable adhesive like Blu-Tack or double sided tape. Using a foam rubber pad is another option but is not as effective at securing the base as an adhesive... and a secure base means you can achieve a rapid Revolver spin without the base moving.
The Revolver Caddy is quite a lengthy print as the Caddy part in particular has a lot of outline surfaces which always print slower than infill. However, the result makes it all worthwhile... and they look great printed in any color.
Print one or more to use yourself but they will also make a unique gift for someone who has 'everything'... but they won't have everything until they have one of these!
They look very cool and will prove themselves of value and fun in the office or workshop, in classrooms (for pens etc.) or even bathrooms (as a toothbrush holder).
This is an easy print that should be no issue on almost any machine. Post printing please ensure all contact surfaces are clean and smooth to ensure the Revolver Caddy spins well. Applying a light silicone lubricant will also benefit how well and fast it spins.
Refer to the instructions provided and images for additional information and please post images of your Revolver Caddy in use for other members to see.
Note: If you like this check out the rest of my practical and fun designs.
PLA / 2 Shells / 10% or greater infill
Easy print... but it will take a while. There are two parts, the base and the caddy. The caddy part has a lot of outlines / surface 'distance' so the print is quite long but the result is very pleasing and worthwhile.
Using a Raft is recommended to ensure the base of the print is nice and flat which is necessary for a good result.
A couple of tips for a great Revolving Caddy...
Check the surfaces of both parts that will run against each other and remove any excess filament / raised areas to create a smooth easy spin. Applying a light (silicone) lubricant to the contact surfaces will also help your Revolving Caddy spin freely.
Securing the base plate in position is also recommended to ensure it won't spin with along the caddy part. To do this using a small amount of 'Blu-Tack' or similar non marking pressure sensitive adhesive is very effective. Alternatives, albeit not necessarily as effective, are double sided tapes or a foam rubber pad.