Was looking for something to protect a D&D Mini or two for travel or shipping. Came across the box with a lid and the box with texture and decided to merge the two.
Scaled the textured box down to have a 40x40x40mm interior volume. Then merged the top and bottom and use the box with lid to build a new lid and for the hinges.
Instead of using a brass rod (which you certainly still could) I use a piece of 1.75mm filament as the hinge rod. You might need to drill the holes out. I had to use a 5/64" drill bit.
As you can see with the right sizes could fit 4 mini's so pretty handy.
If you print the box lid on it's top you do not need supports. If you print it on it's bottom you will need supports.
Make sure not to print the Box with supports since they are unnecessary. In Cura you can do per model settings to add supports to just the lid if you want. That's what I did. I tried the top on both sides, but ended up keeping the top down one since I split the top up one when drilling out the hinge rod holes.
Used 3D Builder for the whole process.
- Knew I wanted 40x40x40 interior volume so scaled up or down both base models to fit that size.
- Merged the Top and Bottom of the textured box so it was solid. This took alot of careful movement to keep the designs lined up.
- Lined up the hinged lid with the top of the textures top and sliced the same volume off the top of the textured box.
- Sliced out the interior of the textured box to the necessary size.
- Sliced the hinges off the hinged box bottom and merged into textured box base.
- Sliced the hinges off the hinged box lid and merged into new textured box lid.
- Made sure holes are about 1.75mm big