Probably the last thing Thingiverse needs is another spool holder,

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(Walter Hsiao) #1

Probably the last thing Thingiverse needs is another spool holder, but I made another one anyway.

(Nathaniel Stenzel) #2

Variety is the spice of life. I was essentially called nuts for designing rod ends instead of buying them. Some folk seem to forget the value of a hobby.

(Nathaniel Stenzel) #3

Care to mount a spool for us and post a pic?

(Whosawhatsis) #4

So, are the balls just held near enough to their center lines to allow them to roll in place with low-ish friction, or is there something more clever that I’m not seeing? It looks like they’re supposed to be in a raceway, but it appears that the spool moves perpendicular to it where it makes contact.

(Walter Hsiao) #5

No clever tricks unfortunately, the balls just reduce friction.

There’s a couple of pictures with spools on the thingiverse page, I couldn’t find a way to add additional pictures to the post.