I can’t be the only person with a messy collection of USB flash drives. Today I used my table saw to "3d-print" a way to make mine a bit neater.


This particular implementation uses cellular PVC trim which is a plastic lumber substitute that does not need to be painted (white anyway) and will never rot. I find it to be dimensionally stable and perfectly formed. Anyway, good to have familiarity with it for when all the trees are gone. Another miracle construction substance that I swear by is contact cement which can hold the pieces together.

Here are the important dimensions for making a USB holder — the 4.5mm is the critical one.


This is also showing off yet more technical modeling in Blender. Though the model was created in a couple of minutes, this was a good test piece for learning more about the Freestyle rendering mode which can do some absolutely amazing things.