Turn a Tree Trunk into Tool Holder with Anet 3D Printer

Turn a Tree Trunk into Tool Holder with Anet 3D Printer

Credit to Andrew Sink.


Design comes from life. That’s true! Today, we’re going to share how Mr. Andrew Sink turned a tree trunk into a tool holder with Anet ET5X 3D printer.


Mr. Andrew Sink is very experienced in 3D printing. He is also a user of Anet 3D printers and uploads a lot of helpful videos about 3D printed models, gadgets and instructional tutorials on his YouTube channel.


On October 18th, Mr. Andrew Sink saw a pine tree with interesting textures on its trunk when he took a walk in the woods near his house. And he decided to make a duplicated model of the trunk for holding tools with Anet ET5X 3D printer.

Mr. Andrew Sink scanned out 3D data of the trunk using high resolution photos taken on his iPhone. If you have the same demand for your 3D printing creation, here we’d like to recommend you to use the HandySense handheld 3D scanner, which is developed by Anet for reliable and top performance 3D scanning.


Next, Mr. Andrew Sink made the scanned tree trunk into a high resolution 3D model with Metashape. Metashape is a stand-alone photogrammetry software that performs the process of converting digital images into a 3D model. And next, turned the 3D data into a tool holder with Meshmixer.

The tool holder looks amazingly attractive with a realistic tree trunk texture. It can hold various daily tools including scissors, calipers, pens, and etc.

The final printed the tool holder with Anet ET5X 3D printer.


Thanks to Mr. Andrew Sink we now know how to turn a tree trunk into a tool holder with a 3D printer, and you are welcome to follow him on YouTube for more interesting videos concerning 3D printing technology.


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