That's No Moon!
Rather, it's a sun/moon container!
I love helical twist containers and I was playing around with some ideas when I got the idea for a container with recesses to hold decorative accents. The idea ballooned into something a bit more grand - what about...
I appreciate the sun. We don't ever seem to get enough of it in winter and, in my area, clouds can often obscure it from view. Springtime is my favorite time of the year and celebrating it with something sunny seemed appropriate...
But I also love the moon and its phases. Each offers something unique - the new moon promises new light in just a short while. A crescent moon smiles its Cheshire Cat smile. The half-moon can't decide what it wants to be. The gibbous moon with its gluttonous bulge. The full moon with its light that casts shadows at night.
So like that indecisive half-moon, I thought I would design something that incorporates both of our major heavenly bodies.
Not to scale...
...but this is certainly big enough to hold a few things. Maybe some wrapped candies? (Please don't use it for unwrapped food!) Perhaps loose change? A few spare Lego? A collection of buttons?
You decide. All the while, the sunny look can add an accent to the area in which it sits.
You only need one extruder!
This is designed for those of us with only one extruder on hand. Choose your colors and go nuts! Be creative! No worries on clearances - there should be plenty for nearly any decently-calibrated printer to produce parts that fit neatly into one another.
I suggest printing slow and steady to avoid unnecessary vibration. Translucent filaments benefit from running a tad hotter and slower. Oh, and don't bother with infill - if you have a part cooling fan the tops of the parts should look just fine. Mine do! Besides, you have the option of flipping the inserts upside down if you wish to show off the shiny bottom layer!
If this appeals to you and you print it, please share your print with me and others! I love seeing what other people do and it inspires me to do more.
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