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Check out my $20 enclosure

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:04 pm
by Holy1
Hi Everyone. Check out my $20 enclosure. Took 45 minutes and the warping seems to be gone. :D

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Re: Check out my $20 enclosure

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:39 pm
by dpmacri
Nice! From what is the enclosure made?

Re: Check out my $20 enclosure

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:17 pm
by Christian79
You cannot post something so seemingly perfect without a link to the product......

Where did you get it?

Re: Check out my $20 enclosure

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:53 am
by Eric
It looks like a couple generic plastic storage bins with one end trimmed off and mated top to top. I see a couple knobs added with rubber bands on this side...the other side is either the same or has some kind of hinge. Tape would work. I applaud the ingenuity and reuse of common products.

Re: Check out my $20 enclosure

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:56 am
by Holy1
Yes, 2 storage bins on their side and 3 hinges. Really works well and doesn't look too bad!

Re: Check out my $20 enclosure

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:37 pm
by gestalt73
That ingenious! Way nicer than my Hefty(tm) bag heated enclosure.

(runs off to lowe's to see if he can find bins big enough for the Max)

Re: Check out my $20 enclosure

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:06 am
by lordbinky
*looks at closet*....*looks back to printer*....It seems so wrong to cut up something so useful :cry: ... I don't know if I can do it. *Stairs at the piles of bins in the closet* :shock: That one has a scratch on the lid, guess I better replace it. ;)

Re: Check out my $20 enclosure

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:45 am
by bvandiepenbos
Genius!
heads to Menards.....

Re: Check out my $20 enclosure

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:21 pm
by TFMike
Ok, so I'm gonna need to know where your filament roll disappeared to..?

Re: Check out my $20 enclosure

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:39 pm
by Eaglezsoar
I like the concept but I also liked the idea of using the clear 55 gallon drum liner that a user posted.

Re: Check out my $20 enclosure

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:20 pm
by Holy1
The filament roll is on the desk behind enclosure on a stand. A small hole is drilled to allow the filament to enter at a descent angle.

Re: Check out my $20 enclosure

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:52 pm
by TFMike
Any chance you could give the details as to how you did this? Like what hinges were used, which brand and model of containers were used, what you used to cut them, etc....?

Re: Check out my $20 enclosure

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:04 pm
by Fester
TFMike wrote:Any chance you could give the details as to how you did this? Like what hinges were used, which brand and model of containers were used, what you used to cut them, etc....?


YET what he said ....lol

Re: Check out my $20 enclosure

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:21 pm
by Eaglezsoar
Holy1 wrote:The filament roll is on the desk behind enclosure on a stand. A small hole is drilled to allow the filament to enter at a descent angle.

Can you give us a hint of where you got the containers, the brand and the size?

Re: Check out my $20 enclosure

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:40 pm
by Holy1
I got them at Home Depot. Here is a photo of the label. I cut them with a good set of sheet metal shears. btw the .030 PEI material I used on the heated bed cuts well with red or green sheet metal snips. The hinges were also from Homo Depot.

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Re: Check out my $20 enclosure

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:02 pm
by Eaglezsoar
Thanks for the pictures and the sourcing of the materials, the containers look like Canadian, I hope the states have something similar.