As I used sharpies to organize my days on my desk calendar I found it annoying to have such a large and unwieldy box for them around. So, I decided to make something that would allow ease of access to the sharpies as well as condense them into a closer place. I realize in my pictures the sharpies are all randomly placed but they could be organized by color as well.
Things you will need:
.stl file of the product
CAD program (if you aren't taking the only provided)
sharpies, pens, or pencils to fill the finished print
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Step 1: Creating the Holder
First you have to create the product. I used Inventor by AutoDesk to create the 3D render and .stl file for my holder using many various extrusions.
Attached is the .stl file as well as the technical drawing for my sharpie holder.
Step 2: Printing, Cleaning Up, and Filling
After you print with the .stl file you have it may come out with supports of filament made to aid in the printing process. Remove these and you will have a flat almost smooth surface. At this time if you are looking for a more glossed finish you can use acetone fumes to smooth out the outer plastic, but I didn't find a need to do this.
Once you have it out you can fill it with, in my case, sharpies and you are done!
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