Well, we’re still moving into our new home on the beach and we needed curtains for the bedroom. We already had the curtains, but lacked any way to hang them up.
Just go to the store and buy a rod and holder you say. I’m a bit nutty so I thought, it’ll probably take an hour just to drive out, choose them, drive home, so instead, why not make them for free? There was an abandoned wooden rod in our basement, so I designed the rod holders and round ends in about 10 minutes and then 3d printed them. Printing them took some time, but I didn’t need to do anything, the machine did it all. So as far as I’m concerned that’s 10 minutes out of my day vs 1 hour. 3d printing for the win!