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Hey! This thing is still a Work in Progress. Files, instructions, and other stuff might change!

Pencil pencil case

by francfalco Nov 9, 2016
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Hi, all is OK (31 makes), so I think you can remove the mention "work in progress" ;)

The piece "PPC_collar_v2 and PPC_collar" is impossible to print the print stays stopped at one point I have generated the gcode with cure and with simplify, does anyone know what can happen?

Hi pepgra,

Sorry you're having issue with the design.
I've just check both files in S3d and they slice in preview okay - i believe i added v2 as a slightly tighter screw design?

But i'll test print both files asap to see if i can replicate your issues.
At which point does the print stop?

keep me posted please


Your file is correct, the problem was with my SD card, she was wrong.

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Hello, I am having huge problems with the PPC_Collar part and it will not allow me to use it in my slicer programs. Is their anyway that you could send me a new STL file since this one is not working???

I really love the design but it just doesn't work for me so i can't make the pencil pencil Case.

Hi cedar,

Sorry to hear you're having issues!
Strange you're having problems with that part, as far as i know it hasn't caused any issues for the other makers?
I've downloaded the thing files to check and all looks good in my slicers (cura and s3d).
Which slicer are you using and what exactly happens?

There was an issue with the PPC_rubber file, and a v2 has been uploaded to replace that but the collar file looks fine to me?

Keep me posted

The slicer just crashes since it will not work and it says their is a problem with the model with holes in it.

I have used 3 different slicers. Dremel, Print Studio and also mesh mixer. All 3 of them are crashing. I am not even able to load that part into tinkercad.

Would you be able to upload the file into tinkerCad and then share the link here?

Hi, I have no problem printing all the parts from teh STL files except the rubber eraser. I can display the model, but when I slice it with slic3r, the locking portion of the eraser wouldn't slice except the very end which leave a ring at the top. What setting do you recommend?

Sorry you're having problems?
I've just checked the .stl in Slicr3 and as you say it doesn't slice correctly?.
Slices okay in Makerware and previews okay in Meshmixer but not Slicr3?

However, I've run the file through a repair tool and now does seem to slice okay in Slicr3 - added to thing files: PPC_rubber_v2.stl

Thanks for the heads up and please keep me posted if you have any other issues.



Thanks, I will try later tonight,

i wish it was only 2 parts but other than that great design

Understood - i'll add a full pencil to the thing files - just add rubber!


great! thanks!

Joined file added to Thing files:


an excellent job! One question. can you paste the parts? and how?

Thanks for comments but not sure what you mean by 'paste the parts'?