Note: It might be necessary to scale the tray by 1mm along the z-axis due to a variance in spool heights.
I wanted to put some use to old empty Filament Spools. There are many comparable designs on thingiverse I know. But none of them applied to my needs (either were not vase-mode printable or needed modifications to the spools) so I decided to come up with my own design.
The spool tray works for spools provided by DasFilament.de (200mm outer width and 57mm inner width).
You need to print the following:
- 1 Stand
- 1 Cover
- 1 Spacer for each layer (none for the first one)
- 1 Center piece for each layer
- 2 Trays for each layer
- [optional] 1 Pencil_Case, scale in height to suit your pencils and your tray
Addtionally you will need two 3x20mm screws and four 4mm nuts per layer.
The trays and the pencil holder need to be printed in vase-mode (spiralize outer hull).
Use at least 6 bottom layers when printing the trays for stability.
Assembly is as simple as it can get. Use the screws to fix 2 trays to each spool and then just stack the items above each other:
stand -> center piece -> spool -> spacer -> center piece -> spool ........ spool -> pencil case -> top