There are like thousands ways to make a spool holder, and the way that I do it’s cheap, easy, and has all the information about the filament you’re using on the side. No need to make something complicated. Just follow the steps and you’ll be surprised by the result.
What you need:
-The box your filament came in
-A rod (pencils, steel rods, cardboard tube, anything long and round enough)
1) Start by cutting from the middle of the box off and then about halfway in the middle of the box on one side (like in the image 2). The top of the box need to be open to fit the spool in and the front to let the filament go through (image 2). You can be creative and add a brush or sponge to clean the filament as it passes through, but I didn’t.
2) Another slot is needed on the other side to fit a rod to hold up the spool. (image 3)
A couple of inches down the box should work fine. Just don’t cut down so low to have the bottom of the spool touch the bottom of the box. The less friction the better it go through.
So you can use any sort of rod to hold the spool. I used a pencil as the rod because it was the first thing that I could get from my working desk (I have lots of 3D printed objects printed by my Anet A8, but none of them are of Rod Shape!) anything long and wide enough should work though, perhaps a pencil, cardboard tube, PVC tubing, or a round wood ., etc.
So that’s all my sharing today, friends. What an easy way to make filament spool holder! Isn’t it?! When you’re done using the filament, just take the rod out and keep it in the box.
Feel free to take this idea and put your own spin to it and share it with us! Yes I am the one taking this idea and sharing it to all my fellow readers. About filament holder, what do you have in minds? You are more than welcome to share with us!