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Filament Spool

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Filament Spool by phraust Feb 23, 2013
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This was just an experiment creating a printable spool after I had seen one elsewhere on Thingiverse. I didn't have any, and needed a better way to manage my 1lb filament roll that had come with the printer.

I had intended to mount it to my workbench, but ended up just hanging the spool and it worked fine without the central hub.

Now I don't have to babysit my filament and untangle it every 5 minutes. :D

I've got some bearings now to use for this, so I'll probably be updating the hub to accommodate them.


  1. Print all 4 files.

  2. Glue together. (A little "Percussive Assembly" may be required. A rubber mallet helped me to get everything flush.)

I did notice that the dovetails on the end part of the arms were very weak, so I'll be working on making a better attachment for that point.

  1. Roll your filament and start printing!

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A good idea... You may need to make the parts that hold the filament a bit larger. They look a bit on the small side to hold the full weight.