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Tiny Secret Book

by nullgel Feb 21, 2018
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I really like this design! Opens up all sorts of options.

Thanks! I like what you did!

Oh my gosh! How cute and sneaky this is. I shall be making one soon.

Thanks! Yes. Quite sneaky. ;) Best of luck with your print!

Is the cover better to print vertically or horizontally? bone standing or lying

Vertically. You want that bendy strength that comes from printing in that direction.

I have not printed these yet but they are really cute! I am not new to 3D, but not very good at making my own yet.
How hard would it be to turn these into a key chain? I thought maybe scaling the cover a little for room to do so myself,
but you are the obvious expert. Any ideas? I thought it would make a cute graduation gift for my grandchild.

That's a great idea and I have an possible solution for that... Give me a couple of days, if you can.

I printed some more with bigger scale width and height (same thickness) to hold 2 Yale type spare keys!

I'll try and get a better photo later.

Thanks again.

Very cool! Thanks for sharing.

Everybody thinks these are so cool and that's before they are told that they open up to store small things!

I now use then as a test when I get new colours/filaments - they become my testing standard! Attached a photo of the colours used.


Awesome! Hahaha

Thanks for sharing! :)

This would be great as a filament sample on a bookcase showing all the filament colours!

That's a great idea! Better than a stack of 1cm cubes. Haha.

I scaled one up to 2x, and found it needed just a tiny bit of tweaking to still fit together right. Looks really great, though, once you get the tweaks worked out.

Awesome! I'm going to reference your experience in the description. Thanks for risking it!

No problem! I wound up with three of them, all very slightly different sizes thanks to doing one set of adjustments wrong (swapped x and y axis adjustments for one set of pages- oops). I'm thinking I might do one actual paperback book size, I bet it'd make an awesome dice box for gaming. Oh, the infill I used on the other covers was 10%. 25% infill makes for a very stiff, hard to open cover.

Very cool. That's quite a useful idea!

Any special reason for using rafts? Is it because of the cover's small footprint?

It is certainly possible to print the cover without a raft, but I had some warping issues when printing without it. It's such a small print you could try without rafts and just watch it. If it isn't warping after getting about halfway done, you should be okay.

Looks awesome, I'll print this out soon!

Thanks! I put a lot of trial and error into it, so hopefully you will be successful. :)