Tool Holder

Project By: edwardrford

storage organization tools endmills

This simple project gives you a nice clean way to vertically organize your endmills, v-cutters, and drill bits.


Type Length Width Thickness Origin
Name Type Tool Feedrate Plungerate Cut Depth

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  • 102 Cutter (1/8″ endmill)

  • 201 Cutter (1/4″ endmill)

  • 302 Cutter (60° V-Cutter)

  • 8″ × 8″ × 3/4″ Material
  • Permanent Marker or Paint Pen
  • Stain (or paint)
  • Sandpaper

    Design Details:
    The outlines for the design are done to add design interest accomplished with the #302 V-cutter. These outlines bound different sections of the design for easy organization.

    An 1/8″ endmill was used for all of the 1/8″ tool holes. You will notice in the design file that each of the holes are slightly oversized from their matching cutter diameter. This was to provide clearance and allow easy access to each tool holding position.

    The 1/4″ endmill (#201) was used for all of the 1/4″ holes and the pocket for the magnetic catch along with the profile. This is your last machining operation.

    After the tool-holder is cut free from the stock material, you’ll need to trim the tabs off and sand them flush. Then take the time to sand down the edges and faces of the tool-holder to prepare for finishing treatments.

    An easy way to fill the decorative trim is to use a permanent marker or paint pen. With caution simply trace the trim lines with the marker until they are all filled in with the color of your choice.

    Give the paint pen or permanent market time to dry, then apply the stain (or paint) to your tool holder. Regardless of what you finish with, adding a layer of clear coat will help keep your finish looking nice for a long time.

Hi , I tried to make this project . I don't understand how to zero the bit between bit changes . Carbide motion stops and tells me to change bit but no way to zero that bit before I continue???

To do multiple tools, you need to save each tool as a separate gcode file. Watch this section of my bluetooth speaker video to see a quick and easy way to handle tool changes:

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