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PsyKo
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Foam tool organizer

Post by PsyKo » Tue May 14, 2013 10:29 pm

Hello folks,

Here is my last project.
A foam organizer for my workshop (in drawers).

The work flow is basically :
- Scan the tools using a common scanner,
- Draw the edge in any CAD software,
- Run the Shapeoko :)

The tools fit nicely in it. It's a lot of work, but really help to keep a clean work area :)
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Re: Foam tool organizer

Post by Improbable Construct » Tue May 14, 2013 11:41 pm

That is a thing of beauty!
What kind of foam is that and where did you get it?
I did something similar for end mills but just out of a chunk of wood.
Bravo!
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Re: Foam tool organizer

Post by WillAdams » Tue May 14, 2013 11:47 pm

Agreed! Very, very cool (and far cheaper than using a service to have it done, and easier on your tools than baking them in the oven, then placing them on the foam).

What feeds and speeds settings did you use? What sort of endmill?
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Re: Foam tool organizer

Post by cvoinescu » Wed May 15, 2013 12:04 am

It's lovely! I need one like that too. Actually, I need about 20 like that. And some shelves and drawers. And a workshop to put them in. :cry:

What sort of endmill can I use to CNC myself a large garage?
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Re: Foam tool organizer

Post by PsyKo » Wed May 15, 2013 12:34 am

Thank you guys :)
cvoinescu wrote: I need about 20 like that.
So do I :) But it already took 2 days to do. Drawing the tools is boring actually, and there is always the stress of doing something wrong.
WillAdams wrote:What feeds and speeds settings did you use? What sort of endmill?
The feeds and speeds are pretty random :D
I tried to use these :
- 6, 8 or 12mm wood end mill (such as these http://www.bois.com/media/192315/360x300-fraises.jpg)
- Stepover of 0.5
- Feedrate 1200 mm/min (can probably go higher, but I'm in no rush),
- Depth of pass from 5 to 10 mm
Improbable Construct wrote:What kind of foam is that and where did you get it?
I got it from http://www.caltech.fr/. It's 33kg/m3 and it's really easy to mill. A little bit expensive( 2m² for about 80 euros). My drawers are about 0.2 or 0.3m² so I still have some left :)
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Re: Foam tool organizer

Post by WillAdams » Wed May 15, 2013 2:28 am

Well, there are some CNC machines which extrude concrete to make buildings, and wasn't there one in the Middle East which used solar to fuse sand? I could use one as well --- my workshop is a bench at one end of the laundry room in the basement, so I usually haul things up to the back deck to work on them.

I'd like to revisit my tool storage as well, but I'm hoping to achieve something more like the Studley Tool Chest, than the nifty modern arrangement PsyKo has.

Looking forward to seeing a compleat photo on the wiki projects page!
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Re: Foam tool organizer

Post by edwardrford » Wed May 15, 2013 1:22 pm

Tweeted this out earlier today. Great work!
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