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aethenelle

Customizable Tape Measure Spool/Holder

by aethenelle May 16, 2019
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Slight problem with the code: If you increase the fudge_factor, the embossed disk on the top part becomes submerged beneath the top surface.

That was quick, thanks a lot! :-)

I printed the old version with fudge_factor 0.4, and it doesn't fit together. I'd say the internal threads in the bottom are too shallow.

Any recommendation what I could change so that a reprinted top will fit on my existing bottom part?

That one I can't help with much... I'm not even sure I did the threads right in the first place. I can say they're very tight to begin with.

Try to replace line 167 by this one:

projection (cut = true) rotate ([0, 90, 0]) translate([0,0,2]) core();

It will show a cut through the top. The thread does in fact have some irregularities ... almost looks as if there are two threads that are not quite aligned.

Thanks! I'll take a look.

There are four threads to make this harder to remove accidentally. Three are at 120deg with one having an extra thread right next to it.