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Growing Shelf

by Ferjerez Sep 16, 2016
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Silly me I've been printing a bunch of these. And then went to put some together and realized the pins are too big for the holes. Well there goes about 90 pins. I'll have to scale them down just every so slightly.
So be careful and be sure to test fit after you print a couple of pieces in case your prints are slightly off, there is not much room for error on these pins/holes.
But I really do love these little shelves. They are perfect the the 40x40 size for lego figures (great way to store and display Lego Dimensions characters).
I'm going to do some bigger pieces for my Disney Infinity characters.

Good advice!
Testing with 1 pin, then print many.


I ended up scaling them down 15% (to 85% in simplify 3D). And now they fit much better, just a little wiggle room, so might get to 87% for perfect, but this leaves room for the glue with no worries of it oozing out.

great!, every printer and materials has is own tolerances.
I also print a bit smaller and once glued there's no problem at all.

its superb, though I have one question, how did u stick it on wall? any suggestions, because I find glue to be less strong for putting toys on the shelf.

I use glue to fix parts and pins. You can use some kind of shelf-brackets or small bits of any strong double side tape .
The shelf used for pictures has 3 long nails and just put the shelf over them. (in one of the pictures you can see one nail). This is a provisional solution. I think double side tape or some brackets are the best solutions

Not all the glues are good for PLA or ABS. I only have good results with 'Cyanocrilatic glue'. There's a lot of brands and result are really strong. I even can put some books on the shelf.

Some shelf brackets found in thingiverse:

Shelf Bracket
Parametric L-Bracket
by Azdle
4" Shelf bracket