Ok, OK, call me a "Damn Yankee" but the Yankee thrift in me hates to throw away the filament spools I have from my 3D printing hobby.
So I made this spool re-winder for my wife's crochet.
- She hates it when she finds a knot in the skein part way through a project
- She doesn't like chasing her skeins around the room
- The skein tends to tangle when you get down to the last of it
So now I can happily print my little heart out and she can more thoroughly enjoy her hobby as well.
Print off the screw and nut in the upright position, the crank handle and drive pin also in the upright position
The drive pin is inserted into the end of the shaft. I made it in two pieces so that it could be printed flat, and glued in later
I made it so that the crank can be removed after winding so that it doesn't get tangled up while in use