The Tudor Rose Box Assembly Instructions

The examples were printed on my Ordbot using 1.75 PLA filament. Layer height is .2. Infill is 15%

I recommend printing this box with an opaque filament for the best effect.  I also recommedn using PLA as it has more "give" but feel free to print in ABS and prove it works just as well.

The STLs are in the correct orientation to print correctly.

It is very important that you ensure the correct diameter for the filament you are using is set up in your printing profile, otherwise you are going to run into trouble; parts for this model must fit together and overextrusion will prevent this.  This is particulalrly relevant for the hinge which prints as one piece - too much filamant and it will weld together.

I also recommend that you print the roses at a very high infill for the best effect.
I have included an additional STL for the trose which should slice much beter than the original.  I recommend you use this file.

Some slicers were having problems with the vines which were very thin and missing them out. I have uploaded two additional version of the box body and the front slider panel which have thicker vines.


The STLs are hosted here on Thingiverse or 

You will need the following:

Printed components

1 x panel_hinge.stl*
1 x base.stl
1 x box_body.stl or box_body_thicker_vines.stl(recommended)
1 X lid.stl
1 X catch.stl
1 X front_slider_panel.stl or front_slider_panel_thicker_vines.stl(recommended)
4 x tudor_rose.stl or tudor_rose_better_slice.stl (recommended)

*When you remove the hinge from the print bed, gently work it back and forth to enable movement.  However, it is designed to hold the lid open, so will not move all the way back.  Please see pictures.


Plastic glue (please read and follow the manufacturer's drying times)


Step One:

Glue a rose in place in each alotted space on each side of the box body.  Use the flat place holders on each side (shaped as an outline of a rose) as a guide.

Allow to dry.

Step Two:

Glue remaining rose to front of front slider panel using the place holder as a guide.

Allow to dry.

Step Three:

Glue catch in slot on the back of front slider panel as shown.  It is very important this is fixed in the correct direction or the lock won't work.

Allow to dry.


Step Four:

Glue top of hinge into slot on lid.  Be sure not to glue the part of the hinge which needs to move:-)

Allow to dry.


Step Five:

Glue the lower part of the hinge by sliding it in the slot on the back of the box.

Allow to dry.

Step Six:

Fit the front panel by sliding into the gap at the front of the box. It should fit flush and be able to slide.

Step Seven:

Fit the base.  The base will keep the front panel in place.  It should fit snug and not require glueing, but if you wish to, only glue the back and two side edges omitting the front panel which needs to slide.

The base fits with the largest distance to the edge at the front (this allows room for the sliding panel.

Step Eight:



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