Ever played the game Tiny Epic Western, and had a wish to ditch the plastic bags that come with it? Look no further. ( or do, I can't really force ya can I?)
This storage solution will simplify the storage of the tokens, dealer chip and cards, by introducing a box-design with lids to keep the tokens safely put away, two meeple racks to keep those little guys safe, a card rack to keep the cards from sliding around, and finally a little box for the dealer chip (more of a practicality than anything else as I didn't like it sliding around inside the box and for the aesthetic principle of having every token in a box. Seems a bit silly to just leave it lying in the box all by itself, sliding around and making a racket)
Also it offers a more long term storage life solution than those pesky grip lock plastic bags that comes with the game. (At least what I got, experiences may vary)
What you need:
1 token storage box + Lid
1 Card rack
2 Meeple racks
1 Twin meeple rack
1 dealer chip storage box + Lid
(If you think you can live with the dealer chip being loose in the box you don't need this one. Although if you can live without this one you wouldn't need a new and durable storage solution would you? Just sayin')
Specs for my printouts:
Software: M3D beta version 2016-05-06-v.14.2.6-WIN
Mat: PLA, Deep lemon
Layer height: 0.15
No supports needed.
Grateful for feedback if you got it. ( or just say "hey", "hello" or give me some great financial advice)
I had bad backlash setting as always so the dealer chip circle might be a little big, though this means if you're in the same boat as me it should fit right in.
Some sanding might be required to get the lids to fit optimally, as all printers tend to lay down the filament in their own quirky way.
As to how the meeple rack works, As all meeples aren't created equal, some should be bigger than the others. I found that I could use this to our advantage as I made the small end of the rack (Where the square hole on the meeple rack is, check the STL schematic for this one if you didn't already) a little smaller.
This means we can use the two fattest of the bunch as "locks" to keep the meeples from sliding out of the rack. Simple, small and easy solution that makes print time much less than a lid design rack or stack, and also cuts down on the amount of files that you have to print.
Use a raft if you have to, wouldn't bother doing it as eat's a ton of time, filament and gives you a bad finish on the bottom of the piece.
RES and INFILL is your choice, shouldn't need to tell you that more infill and higher res gives you a better quality print.
SAAAAANDPAAAAPEER (or use diamond files, love me some diamond files)
Hate plastic bags, nuff' said.