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Door hold

by AKIRARAISER Mar 8, 2019
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Any idea why the file sizes are so large? I was wanting to open this in TinkerCAD so i could add screw holes for mounting.

Most my prints have a small angle between surfaces when converting the solid model to stl. This keeps us from seeing lots of flat surfaces on the curved surfaces. The down side is the file size grows when you do that. Let me know if you need a smaller resolution file to do what you want.

That's a clever idea. But i think it will only work properly when the distance between the door and wall is the same with yours. otherwise parts might make an angle and might not fit. Would you think of making one part rotating?

The ball and socket do provide some angular deflection, maybe 15 degrees. The other benefit this part provides is to keep the knob from hitting the wall. So as long as your knob doesn't stick out further than the hold it will work.

Sweet! I've had the original version I printed holding the back door to my garage for about a year now, and the latch part finally snapped. Now I can print up your stronger remix and fix it!

This is great. I printed one off at 50% size and we'll see if that works. I might have to print full size.
I'm curious if your first one snapped okay or if you had to try/print a few different versions to get the right "snap"? :-)
BTW... with the different angled facets it is quite aesthetically pleasing! Nice job!

Thanks for the positive feedback. How did the scaled down version work for you? I designed it so the ball and socket had the same diameter. I also have found that moving the part to the center of the door gives it about the right amount of leverage. Further out at the end is a bit too stiff of a snap for my liking. Ive been putting them all over, great for keeping garge side doors from blowing shut also.

working very nice! I printed with PLA 200 degrees, 60 degrees bed heat, 0.1mm layer height and strong enough to hold it, and soft enough to pull the door easily!
used double sided tape too, but these things on my wall are not straight so it wont stick very good, but I used hot glue as well as double sided tape, and it's working nice for now! if this comment is not edited, it means it's still working :D
btw, if you have these wall "things" that are not straight, I put the catcher with an angle of about 25-30 degrees and it's still working

Amazing print! Did you glue it to the door?

Thanks! No glue. I used double sided tape. VHB, Also known as mounting tape.