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Packing loose filament, ready to use and dust protected when not in use

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Hi All,

After getting the loose filament from Stefan I was thinking about how to pack it and how at the same time how to protect it from dust.

And here we are (not the cheapest solution) I ordered cardboard rolls cut to correct length and stapled cover on one side.

So I can stack the loose filament and use the 'drum' behind the printer when the filament is in use.

unfortunately these covers do not have a rim, as smaller covers have, so I had to cut off the edge and grind some of the cardboard inner side to make stacking easy.

Inner diameter of 282 mm is almost perfect for diamond age filament. Needed to 'convince' some rolls to fit in, but was not a big task. I rerolled all of them to make sure there are no 'twists' stopping the printing midway.




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Hi Kuno, I use a "Really Useful Box"

I use a 42 litre for all my Faberdash filament, it also has several reels in there as well, and I use a 19 litre which holds 4 boxes of ColorFabb.

I also use a few of the 4ltr and 9 ltr ones for odds and sods and some tools as they stak on each other.


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