Box with hinged lid

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Box with hinged lid by fdavies May 24, 2009

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Here is a box that I made with my reprstrap. It has an inside size of 50 mm by 50 mm by 25 mm (approx).


The hinge pin is made from 1/16 inch brass rod. The hinge pin holes were chased with a 1/16 inch drill bit.

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any supports needed?

No, the box does not need supports if you print the lid upside down. I specifically designed it with 45 degree slopes so that it would not need supports, since I did not have a slicer that would do that when I designed it.

I made one using 1.75 filament as pin. I resized it of 1.175 so that I don't need to drill the holes.

scale so the pin can be 3mm filament?

Scale it by a factor of 2 in all dimensions. This will change the 1.5mm holes into 3.0mm holes. You will still have to drill them out, I think.


Mine printed with no warping. I didn't have rod, but 1/16 is approximately the diameter of the wire handles on a medium binder clip (which are of course easy to pop out) - worked like a charm.

good to know brass works well for hinges

This one works pretty well! My box's lid bent a little, but other than that it shuts nicely, and acts as a great container for things!

Nooooo, boxes aren't great containers?????!!!!! DONT_KNOW

Nice job, just amassing! ;)