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Spool bird feeder

Creation quality: 4.9/5 (8 votes)
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3D model description

Hi guys,

if you don't know what to do with empty spool you can try my idea. Works with 1kg spool from PM (Plasty Mladeč) BUT:

I attached .step and Fusion 360 files so you can easily remix to your own spool!

EDIT: I addressed stability concerns, I replaced Thread insert and Bolt with Hook - now you can hang it from 4 corners to become more stable. All you need to do is insert it from the bottom and wire something through. Also less components are needed which is awesome.

No glue is needed, the side rails fit in like a puzzle, do 3, put on spool and then do 4th rail. Hole plugs and Hooks just snap in. There is a hole in the Hook for cord of your selection.

Very little supports are needed only for the Hole plug and Hook. I taped small filament holes but you don't need to worry about them too much.

Printing orientations are already preset. I added stl where you can find all files prepared for printing but if you want to print separately you will need:

  • 4x Side rail
  • 4x Hole plug
  • 4x Hook

When all is assembled you can put rocks in the spool center to weigh it down to prevent wind from emptying the feeder or to prevent excessive wobbliness.

If you like this design leave a like don't forget to follow me for more great content or check out my previous spool upcycling project:



3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: F3D, STEP, and STL Folder details Close
    • PM Spool bird feeder.f3d
    • PM Spool bird feeder.step
    • PM spool bird feeder - All.stl
    • PM spool bird feeder - Hole plug.stl
    • PM spool bird feeder - Hook.stl
    • PM spool bird feeder - Side rail.stl

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  • Last update: 2022-01-06 at 18:48
  • Publication date: 2022-01-05 at 02:04





Hi, I'm Luke,

I am 3D printing enthusiast who likes to experiment and create things never seen before and use 3D printing to its fullest potential.

Check out my Instagram @lukes3d to see what I'm up to and you can find there my original 3D printing memes too!


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