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Re: Modified Ikea enclosure

Postby pyronaught » Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:15 am

Jules wrote:Wow, that is a beauty pyro......

I wish i had a basement. 8-)


I live in Florida, basements are not an option here. I built a detached 34x24 garage to play in, and just keep adding onto it as I run out of room. I live in a neighborhood which has no deed restrictions, homeowners associations or any other form of control freak regulations telling you what you can or can't do with your property. So everyone around here just builds whatever they want, wherever they want. My next door neighbor built a big metal framed auto repair shop complete with a lift. Another guy has some kind of construction company with bobcats, scaffolding and piles of dirt and rock all over his yard. Another guy has a giant truck cab parked in his yard, another guy some kind of pest control operation. That's what freedom looks like. I'll never understand the appeal of these cookie cutter gated communities where you are forced to pay yearly fees to a panel of lawn nazis so they can tell you what you can't do or fine you for breaking their petty rules. Seems like that's all that ever gets built anymore.
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Re: Modified Ikea enclosure

Postby Jules » Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:33 am

Hear that. We almost had a run in with the Homeowners Association over the garage addition because of a fight the stupid contractors got into.....(fortunately his wife used to party at our place....got it authorized in time to shoot the big payoff lawsuit dreams of the greedy one down in flames.) :twisted:
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Re: Modified Ikea enclosure

Postby zemlin » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:08 pm

For those who have enclosed, have you seen benefits in your build quality?
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Re: Modified Ikea enclosure

Postby Jules » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:36 pm

It will improve the print quality for some filaments, but not all of them. ABS works best in an enclosure. PLA does not. PETG doesn't have to have one. HIPS, PVA, Wood, Polycarb, Bronze, SemiFlex....don't need one. Not sure about the Nylons.

I think it just depends on the filament you want to print. :)
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Re: Modified Ikea enclosure

Postby jprochnow » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:51 pm

What are people doing since you can't get the front door anymore?
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Re: Modified Ikea enclosure

Postby Dug » Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:07 am

I used part number 902.918.58 (SINDVIK series) for the glass door and 502.916.76 for the rear door with the remainder shell being the STUVA series 301.281.77. Hinges were 802.612.58 and led light bar set was 201.194.18. Again, had to add 4 high quality 90 degree brackets inside at the top because i choose to add a back door instead of using the slide-in back panel (included).
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Re: Modified Ikea enclosure

Postby theboz1419 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:26 am

dsmith wrote:This thread inspired me and I enjoy the cabinets... Quiet printing, temp control, looks fantastic...
They are unmodified Ikea Besta cabinets... 23.5" wide, 25"tall, and 15.5" deep. The printers fit quite nicely once everything is arranged just right.
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I have the same enclosure and I was wondering how you attached the filament tube.

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Re: Modified Ikea enclosure

Postby theboz1419 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:55 am

I tried sending a PM, have not heard back. I was wondering anybody had any suggestions as to how I would route the filament with the roll on perpendicular to the printer like how D smith had his on page 3 of this thread. Any help would be most appreciated.

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Re: Modified Ikea enclosure

Postby pyronaught » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:11 pm

I recently came across this alternate Ikea design which I think is a better one because it doesn't force the printer to be sideways:

http://www.3ders.org/articles/20150726- ... cheap.html

It is probably cheaper too.
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Re: Modified Ikea enclosure

Postby theboz1419 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:58 am

The lack table is not wide enough to have the full movement of the M2. It's 21 5/8 square, need atleast 24 inches.


Although this one is more expensive. It would fit the M2 and have room and storage. But you would need a top, and also one of the door panels. I am almost thinking about getting it, though.

http://m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/spr/99046669/
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