I could not mount the D’Addario Planet Waves clip free guitar tuner (model PW-CT-21) onto the headstock of my travel guitar. The headstock of the guitar is so small that there is no way to attach it so that it would not interfere with the left hand. I designed and 3D printed this custom mount for the tuner to solve that issue. The mount places the tuner in between two tuning machines, raising the tuner just above the machines. The mount attaches with the two long wood screws supplied with the tuner.
I am sharing this design in the hopes that it may be useful to someone else. It is fully parametric, and, most likely, you only need to change one parameter – btwn_mounting_holes_oc, which is the distance between the two tuning machines mount holes, on center, measured as accurately as possible. You may also want to increase the height parameter if the mount is not tall enough, and the tuner does not clear the tuning machines.
Here is a simple 3D model for standing a shampoo, conditioner, detergent, or liquid soap bottle upside down. The diameter of the hole for the bottle cap is 31.5 mm. If you need a stand for a different diameter, let me know, and I’ll generate it, or you can download the Fusion 360 or STEP file and modify it yourself. I printed mine in white PETG with 15% infill.
I designed and printed a large New Year tree toper of Flying Spaghetti Monster emblem. This post is to share the devine noodly goodness (or is it godness) with the world. My 3D printer can print up to 25 cm by 21 cm, so this model is split in three parts to be glued together.
When looking for a pocket hole jig, I had difficulty choosing between the various versions Kreg offers. On the one hand, I wanted the Mini because it is the smallest jig that can get into tight places, and is very cheap. On the other hand, I wanted the jig to have a nice fence for easy, repeatable pocket holes. I decided to design my own fence system for the Kreg Jig Mini, which, I believe, is more flexible than the fence that comes with the Kreg Jig 320. The fence I designed allows for a greater range of adjustability and features alignment windows for precise positioning of the jig on a drawn pencil line.
Did you ever try to weigh a spool of filament on a small kitchen scale? If you lay it flat, you can’t see the scale’s display. If you try to stand it up, it rolls off the scale. This simple jig is designed to solve that problem. With it you can stand the spool of filament up on your small scale and easily read the scale.
I designed a thread stand to be used with thread cones and cross-wound thread spools (for sewing machines that don’t have horizontal spool pins). To make the stand a bit more substantial, the base can be filled with something heavy, like sand, lead shot, or bearing balls. The conical spool cap has two diameters: wider for bigger spools, and narrower for smaller ones. To make it you need a 3D printer, some glue, and 12-gauge steel wire for the center pin and the arm.
I designed an all-in 3D printed table saw throat insert. It features changeable dovetailed zero clearance strips that are easy to make from 1/4″ birch plywood. The insert allows full range of movement of blade and splitter (height and tilt angle). It has leveling feet for perfect alignment with the table surface, a safety tab, and fine fit adjustment screws. It can be printed on most common household 3D printers. While it is tailored for my particular table saw, I’m hoping that the design can be tweaked to fit other left tilting saws.
I designed a snap lid to be used with the box from the Cascade Platinum dishwasher tabs. The original lid that comes with the box is very flimsy and has a weird split design, which makes it hard to reuse. The 3.8 L box, on the contrary, is very sturdy, and I wanted to be able to reuse it for storage. This 3D printed lid is designed to fit it snugly and features snap tabs that grab the snap collar on the box.
I designed a simple 3D-printed mount that allows me to store my wood lathe chucks on the wall or any other vertical surface. I mounted mine on the wall of my wooden lathe stand. The mount is designed for 1″ 8TPI thread, but if you like the idea, it should be very easy to design the same mount for other spindle sizes.