3D printer filament spool holder

I decided at the weekend that I should have a proper support for the filament spool for the printer that would allow the filament to be pulled into the extruder without needing to negotiate any bends. The printer came with a stand for the spool, but there’s nowhere to fix it on the printer and in fact I really don’t want to stick over a kilogram on top of the printer potentially wobbling it about.

I hunted around in my pile of scrap metal and found some parts from a dismantled wardrobe and a broken step ladder and put them together with the existing stand to make this:

It’s perhaps not quite as strong as I’d like — the back can twist a little as filament is pulled from it, but it seems to do the job nicely.

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