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Filament Storage Box DIY

by kameya Feb 26, 2016
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What %RH does this keep the filament at?

0% would be optimal, but anything >20% of humidity is sufficent.

Does it matter what size (1.75 or 3mm) the filament is?

I used 1.75mm filament...but you can print a sample head to see if 3mm filament can slide thru...

Thanks for sharing the kit. I followed all your instructions and it came out perfectly. I use a Flashforge Finder, and the cores for their spools are only 5/16", but they still lay fine in the rod holders you designed.

BTW, I used an industrial-strength glue gun for the rod holders, which held fine at first, but then just fell off when I loaded the spools onto the rod. It seems the glue just sat on the surface of the plastic bin wall rather than really penetrated.

I considered screwing the holders in, but then didn't want to make any more holes in the bin than I had to (in order to keep it as airtight as possible). So I resorted to using 3M Command Strips, basically cutting them in half and doubling up (2 strips side-by-side) to provide full adhesion for the square pieces. So far, they've held well, with 2 full spools on the rod.

You can find them on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Command-Damage-Picture-Hanging-Strips/dp/B00404YKZI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1493915696&sr=8-2&keywords=3m+command+hanging+strips

Thank you for the suggestion...that's a great idea. I will try that when next time my rod holder fell off.

Great build! I recommend roughing up the places you're gluing in the box with high grit sandpaper, to help with the adhesion, if you don't want to bother with a drill and screws. Also I used a thinner diameter wood dowel 5/16 for those small Taulman spools.

Great suggestion...will try that for my next box... ^_^

Wow great build! Could you please post a video of the assembly? Thanks!