I don’t have a good solution for spools. I have a shelf above the printer, and I use two roller base type pieces at the moment. That works really well for full spools, because the filament can’t “unwind” when it’s sitting on the base.
But when I have a nearly empty spool, the filament is strong and springy enough to pull the (now very light) spool off of the rollers, which causes havock.
Do you guys have a spool holder that you like? Do you have one that you like that attaches to the top frame?
That one is not the right size, but I like the concept. It’s similar to some other ones on TV (thingiverse, not television). I think I’ll cook one up from the mdf scraps I have from cutting the printer.
Yes, that is my solder sucker, I don’t have the 3/4" PVC I meant to put in as an axle.
I attached the dxf, but it is meant for my 6mm MDF frame material, and I would make it longer if I did it again, just because if you don’t put a large enough dowel in as the axle, it will rub, because I mad the min distance from the center of the spool, which doesn’t account for the size of the spool hole, if that makes any sense.
Jeff, you are awesome! This is EXACTLY what I was looking for. I will stretch it a little per your comments and will notch the top to be able to use the axle/spool holder from the holder I have for my Printrbot Simple Metal.