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Posted · Filament without spool

Hi guys,

i hope my question is not too stupid, but I think it is!

I got some new filament from Faberdashery. Its really great. But I got the big problem that its

coming without the spool. And heres my question: How to get the filament reasonableon the old spool.

Its twisting and fully out of controle :O . What to do.

Thanks for your answers.

Chris

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    Posted · Filament without spool

    I just put it on the floor behind the printer. Make sure to uncurl the spiral between the stock and the printer every now and then. You can have a big "spring" like structure between the stock and the printer so that you can leave it alone for hours on end....

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    Posted · Filament without spool

    Swing by a big box hardware store and ask if you can have one of their empty electrical spools... they throw them away.

    I save $6 from Ultimachine if I order without a spool... so far I am up $18.

    Chuck

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    Posted · Filament without spool

    I got some filament from diamondage which was spooless.

    I wanted to use the least amount of plastic possible, so i made these with some heavy duty cardboard from a large lcd tv box:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/prottiwatts/7702348514/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/prottiwatts/7702348142/

    These are the first meshes i have made in sketchup and still need some work before i put them in thingiverse.

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