Dovetailed Mounting System

Three Dovetail Mounts:- A Replacement Back Insert, A Top Clip Dovetail Mount.Various Accessories to Connect into the Mounts:- Spool Holder, Spool Holder Short, Loose Filament Hook, Selfie Stick Mount, IP Camera Mount, Holder Plate

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Dovetail Mounting system.

A simple Double Dovetail mounting system for holders and accessories.

A replacement Back Mount (with a slight 4degree vertical angle to the mount) and the choice of two lengths of spindle for a single reel, one slightly shorter than the other. (I prefer to use the slightly longer of the two)

A Top Clip allows for mounting the filament reel or holder on the top edge works well for large diameter spools and my Comprehensive Filament Holder  as well as some other accessories for mounting an IP camera or other as well as a simple Selfi Stick Clip.

March 2015 Added a larger Loose Filament Hook to use with larger loose filament bundles.

The simple Loose filament Hook, works well for small sample lengths of filament, I've used 10m samples at the moment, they simply slip round. 

Other accessories can be attached to the blank dovetail plate part. (Please share your suggestions and plates may be designed

If other diameters of Spool holder are wanted I can see about producing them and adding them to the site.

Hope you find them useful, Izzy

Please share your suggestions, comments and photos. 

Materials and methods

All Parts shown Printed in PLA
at 0.1mm step and 50mm/s. with a 1.2mm to 1.6mm wall thickness.

The Clip Mount has 3mm holes and recess for 3mm hex nut to allow screw connection for future accessories.

The Dovetail Mount can be screw or stuck to a surface with suitable adhesive or tape.



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Very pleased with this. Very well designed model to print.
Many Thanks
Mini imageIzzy commented ago

Glad you like it, please add a photo of it to the I printed one of these above to show others.

Mini jcb tooey2016 10v650x650John commented ago

I use the longer filament hook attached to the top of my printer for all of my prints. I've now removed the original spool holder because I have found that this hook with a loose coil of up to about 12m of filament is much more reliable than the tightly wound spools. Thank you.

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That's fine ... Just something I've been looking for. Thank you for this work :-)

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