A few months ago, I bought a coil of filament from Lulzbot that came in a coil, w/o a spool. At the time, I figured I’d reuse one of my empty spools and save some money. Well, watching me try to add filament onto the spool is very comical…
I came across the “Octospool” design (at https://forum.lulzbot.com/t/custom-filament-reel/1048/1) which looks promising. I tried printing it twice but ran into some issues. I’m still tweaking it, but dawned on me that it’s going to take a lot of plastic to print two of them, and when the cost of the plastic needed to print is factored in, it might be more cost effective to buy a spool that splits in two.
Does something like this exist? Where can I purchase one? (molded plastic, not from a printing service like Shapeways)