Dry Box Success!

Discussion in 'Guides, Mods, and Upgrades' started by Hugofitz, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. Hugofitz

    Hugofitz Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2016
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    7
  2. Hugofitz

    Hugofitz Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2016
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    7
    Thought I'd share this excellent dry box solution.

    As you can see from the attached image it will hold four 200mm spools with a total combined width of 270mm or (10.5 ish inches)

    Stacks and has a carrying handle (not the cheapest box in the world but can you put a price on reliability versus wasted time?

    The lid seals, I've just got to design a silica gel tray for it. :)
     

    Attached Files:

  3. Miasmictruth

    Miasmictruth Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2015
    Messages:
    758
    Likes Received:
    112
    I use the same box, only problem is I used a design someone else used and it had the spools the other way, this makes much more sense

    For the life of me I am not sure where I save the link.
     
  4. Hugofitz

    Hugofitz Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2016
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    7
  5. Miasmictruth

    Miasmictruth Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2015
    Messages:
    758
    Likes Received:
    112
    Those are awesome, but look like they will be a bit expensive to make. However if you only want to do one spool they are perfect.

    What I would like to do is make a long box, seal it up real well with then be able to pull down lines to the printer kind of like, Tom Sanladerer does but I will keep the lines in ptfe tubing. One change I would probably make is have set up to be able to pull one spool out at a time, where his if you want to change the one out of the center it will take a fair bit of effort.

    That way I can have a dozenish spool ready to feed the printer all safe and dry.
     
  6. Jasons_BigBox

    Jasons_BigBox Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2016
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    69
    I've been meaning to post this for ages but kept forgetting. The pic shows the ones I use. They're from 'Home Bargains' in the UK and are £1.99. They take two spools quite easily (at least the ones I have).

    They do seem to seal pretty well as the silica gel takes a long time before it begins to change colour.

    IMG_4896.jpg
     
    Hugofitz likes this.

Share This Page