Thursday, 25 June 2020

10 minute make, Filament reel stand!

So whenever I swap to use a big reel of filament (2.3kg ones) I always end up concocting an elaborate balancing of stuff to hold it on! I've been known to have 2 piles of books with a piece of threaded bar balanced across them before now. The other day I was about to scrap some small stands I'd made that could hold a 25mm dowel between them I'd originally made as a jig to help fibreglass onto a tube. I quickly realised with a larger base and a shorter piece of dowel it would fulfill my filament holding needs. I just use a slightly undersize "o" ring on the dowel to stop the reel from drifting along and off the stand. Perfect!

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