Chchch Design

Tracing Paper Dispenser

DIFFICULTY: ★★☆☆☆

Tracing paper is so essential to designer that it is almost as important as oxygen to them. It has a major flaw though. Tracing paper rolls around, causing major problems. 

This tutorial will teach you how to use some PVC pipes and corners to create a tracing paper dispenser.

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Full Video Tutorial

CONCEPT

CONCEPT

Scotch tap, in fact most tape has a dispenser for it. Tracing paper on the other hand does not have one. What if we create a dispenser for tracing paper?

STEP #001

STEP #001

Cut a PVC pipe.

STEP #002

STEP #002

PVC pipe I used has a 2.5cm Diameter

The PVC parts dimensions are as follow:

2 x 30cm (L size)

2 x   6cm (M size)

8 x   3cm (S size)

12 x PVC 90 Degree Elbow

STEP #003

STEP #003

Put a L size part through a roll of tracing paper. Connect a 90 degree elbow on either end of the PVC pipe.

STEP #004

STEP #004

Have a 90 Degree Elbow connect to a M size PVC part to form a M shape.

STEP #005

STEP #005

Connect the L shape to a another 90 Degree Elbow with a S size PVC part.

Connect another S size PVC part to the newly attached 90 Degree Elbow.

STEP #006

STEP #006

Mirror the same configuration as STEP #003.  This mirrored part should only be connected with all S size parts.

 

STEP #007

STEP #007

Make an exact mirror copy of STEP #004. Now we have a pair.

STEP #008

STEP #008

Connect the pair of components from STEP #007 to a L size PVC part with a air of 90 Degree elbows.

STEP #009

STEP #009

Connect the tracing paper part with the remaining components.

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