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Adjustable Spool Holder - LACK Approved!

by RickV3D Mar 15, 2017
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Printed mine in PETG with 0.6 nozzle. Good results, great design. Thanks for sharing RickV3D.

Just printed one in Galaxy black pla, looks and works great.

The fixed stl is still not fixed. checked on meshmixer and it is not connected to the top. option make solid may fix it?

Indeed, BearingBracket-1-SH-_FIXED.stl still not fixed after 2 years... one cylinder still flies , but you can get my version corrected in the remixes

does it get pulled off the bearings or is it pretty stable on them?

It's only been pulled off the bearings once, and that was because the spool was empty and it tried ripping the roll through a tiny slit lol.

I have now been using it for 4 month on my Lack. No problem. Very Practical.

Thank you for the kind words! I'm glad it's working well for you!

Why have two diferent Bearing Brackets? Why now one bracket with a pin and a hole? It will be symetrical. Also is there any difference between Left bracket and Right bracket?

The difference between the two is on the very bottom have a notch and key to help keep them together. I also wanted the design to be able to print with no supports and also to allow the bearings to be pinched in the middle to allow the spool to roll very easily.

I can see that. But why not make it one detail wth both notch and key so the key in one detail will go in the notch of the other and its key will go in the notch of the first? Like in this picture.

That's a good design, I'll see what I can do.

just as a question, wouldn't it be simpler if only 1 of the 2 were slidable?

I like my spool centered :P

Yeah, I totally understand. It would though reduce the screws by 2 and make it simpler to print :)

Absolutely! I could make up another verison no problem. Give people some options!

Hello !
BearingBracket-1-_SH.stl has the cylinders not touching the wall.
My slic3r makes them 3 separate pieces !
I am glad i saw it at the start of the print. Can you make the cylinder join the wall please ?

I finally see what issue you were talking about on my part. I have uploaded a fixed file, and I wanted to thank you for making your own to show me what was wrong!

I will get this taken care of ASAP.