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Offline Flyboy Jim

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Re: Gerrit's FDM Projects
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2020, 02:54:06 AM »
Excellent Garret.  :ThumbsUp:

This is exactly the type of stuff I could see 3D printing as an early project. In my case is would be a set of boxes for holding my small taps, dies, and drills. They would be approximately 3" x 4" and could be combined as a set depending on what the printer could handle. I have a hunch it would only grow from there.

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« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2020, 04:56:48 PM »
This is an update to earlier post about these trays.

I re-drew the tray to allow changing length and height using Parameters (Modify/Change Parameters). There are User params now for BoxHeight and BoxLength. Things adapts accordingly. If you find the slider fingers at bottom sides are not thick enough that too has a User Parameter. Separators are always 50% of box height.

I printed .25", .375" and .5" trays of 5.5" and 6.25" long in the quantities I need. There are a few more to print for drills. Next up will be drawing up some drawer guides and putting them in a small plywood carcass. I think they will all be spaced at .5" so I can add an aluminum drawer front and handle. Teh drawer front will hide the guides, and provide a place for labels.

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Re: Gerrit's FDM Projects
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2020, 10:43:49 PM »
Nice useful parts Gerrit. The box/tray idea sounds like a good one!

 John

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Re: Gerrit's FDM Projects
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2020, 01:54:41 AM »
I like those trays!  You're going to be so organized you won't be able to find anything!  :Lol:
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Re: Gerrit's FDM Projects
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2020, 02:05:19 AM »
Timely thread.
I'm facing the realization that I have to rearrange my shop and these kinds of ideas are helpful.

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Re: Gerrit's FDM Projects
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2020, 02:10:03 AM »
I like those trays!  You're going to be so organized you won't be able to find anything!  :Lol:
Kim

And it will inflate my next order from KBC Tools as I ponder the gaps in stub drill sizes :-(

I will show my solution for stacking these in a few days, depending on weather as my wood shop is in the garage, presently -9C

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