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Miniature Display from Empty Spools

by mysterme Jul 26, 2019
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When I slice this the full circle for example ends up being 9 hours. I'm using Prusa Slicer at .2, does this sound right?

how do you make that brick texture? i cant seem to find a method that works decently.

how do you make that brick texture? i cant seem to find a method that works decently.

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Any chance you can make these for eSUN? <3

Lovely idea! I'm currently making some drawers for my empty spools, but I will definitely make one of these as soon as possible!
It would be awesome to have different themed scenes

Absolutely genius. If I still played Warhammer this would be the perfect way to display finished models.

What kind of spools work? I am guessing they are all similar enough to work probably?

This works well with ZYLTech spools too.

They work for Hatchbox spools. They don't work for eSUN or Amazon Basic spools. Center of the Amazon Basic is almost 100mm.

Any chance you can make these for eSUN? <3

Perfect, hatchbox is what I have been using the most of lately.

The outer ring seems to be a bit large for the prusa print area at it current scale do you print at 100% or reduce?

Awesome! Would be cool if there was a version of the ring and plates cut into quarters for smaller print beds.

It would be even cooler, if there were some sort of free program, like Meshmixer that would do exactly this ;)

This is brilliant! Like you said I think I will make the spacers taller to accommodate larger figures even though it will make the spacing uneven. Also plan to use something like the following lazy susan ring under each tower to make them easily rotatable. What an awesome idea! Well done!

This is a brilliant idea. I was literally just looking at a stack of spools higher than my head and wondering what I was gonna do with all these...

You cut the spools in half I assume in order to gain twice the amount of levels?

Nope, there is a spacer placed on each spool, no cutting needed. So each end of the spool is a level. 4 spools, 3 spacers.

that makes a lot more sense, couldnt see all previews on mobile. Great use for empty spools. bins are all well and good, but you need a lot less of those than id need of this :D