When I get new tool bits for milling, they tend come in these neat little containers. Now that I have a nice assortment, it’s cumbersome to pull them out and put them away. Projects call for a few different sizes and tips, so I found myself fumbling around while switching them. My desk is already cluttered as is, so I needed a solution avoid to the mess.
I made a simple stand for holding my tool bits. It holds up to ten bits and has a two level storing base. I milled it out of 2.2mm thick acrylic using a 1/32″ flat end mill. I designed it in Autodesk Fusion 360 and used 2D contours and pockets to process the tool paths.
It’s composed of five pieces that join together using tabs. I knew the pockets for the tabs needed to be a bit larger than the tabs, so I added an offset of 0.2mm. To bond the pieces together, I used E6000 adhesive.
Simple solution for a silly problem. I do have more than ten tool bits, but this should hold enough for a number of projects. The extras are more of backups anyway, in case one of them break – which will happen, eventually 🙂
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