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$2 Thrift Store Spool Holder

Discussion in 'Mods and Upgrades' started by KellywithaY, May 31, 2017.

  1. KellywithaY

    KellywithaY New Member

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    I'm not a fan of the spool holder that comes with the Robo 3D R1+. I'm also not a fan of any of the replacement spool holders I printed out and tested.

    However, I am a fan of thrift stores. While cruising through one Friday, I found the perfect spool holder: a free standing, metal toilet paper stand with magazine holder. I plan on converting the magazine holder into some sort of tool box thing. Right now I'm just basking in my own genius.

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  2. Geof

    Geof Volunteer Moderator
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    LOL I love that. Great idea. Print a little box to push into the bottom and you've got your tool storage! Awesome! Be curious to see if the spool walks off the other side or not? (maybe print a stop that pushes onto the outsides of the spool holding portion?
     
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  3. BrooklynBay

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    It looks like a good idea. I wonder if that thing will support a rolling spool without tipping over over long use. How is it so far since you've been using it?
     
  4. KellywithaY

    KellywithaY New Member

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    So far so good! I've done overnight prints and have had no problem. It probably would hurt to put a weight or something in the caddy just in case.
     
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  5. BrooklynBay

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    You could store some filament rolls in the caddy to weigh it down.
     

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