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Offline Scorpion

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My Sys-Box
« on: March 28, 2015, 11:03 PM »
I've been oogling other members tool insert organizers and finally got around to starting mine today.  Made good progress too.  Sys4 is the host and I used 3/8 Baltic birch with black laminate on one side. 



Made the bottom just barely big enough for a mini-sys.



Pliers, soft hammers, folding ruler, scissors (always need them for one reason or another), ratcheting screw driver with a variety of tips in the handle (like one driver better than a dozen), utility knife, glue spoons



Seems like this is the business end - misc putty knives, chisels (1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1), and files (flat, half round, and round), ball hex driver (specific to my assembly tables)



Fits like a glove.

« Last Edit: March 28, 2015, 11:10 PM by Scorpion »

Offline neilc

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Re: My Sys-Box
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2015, 11:04 PM »
Nicely done.  How did you cut the holes for the tools?  They really look like they were machined on a CNC mill!

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: My Sys-Box
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2015, 11:08 PM »
Very nice!

 Looks like some Domino action for the tool slots?

Seth

Offline Scorpion

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My Sys-Box
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2015, 11:22 PM »
Nicely done.  How did you cut the holes for the tools?  They really look like they were machined on a CNC mill!

They were in fact cut on a CNC mill with up cutting end mills. 

I started by cutting out the basic templates using the templates found on here.



I laminates them because the laminate helps prevent tear out (not really a mill thing) which allows me to run at a much faster feed rate.  It does leave a nice cleanable surface too.

I program one tool (or sets of tools) at a time so I don't have to make a dance fixture.  It takes a little longer to reposition but still is much easier than hand cutting everything.
« Last Edit: March 28, 2015, 11:25 PM by Scorpion »

Offline Scorpion

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Re: My Sys-Box
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2015, 11:27 PM »

Very nice!

 Looks like some Domino action for the tool slots?

Seth

Thanks.  No domino was used in its construction.  After I was done I realized I could and should have.  It would have been a much better way to hold it together.

Offline wow

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Re: My Sys-Box
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2015, 11:30 PM »
That's really slick! Now I wish I had a CNC machine...

Perhaps a green one?

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Offline Vondawg

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Re: My Sys-Box
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2015, 07:54 AM »
What a great job/design....can't stop looking at it. As soon as you said it was CNC'd we all looked towards the floor and sighed....but then thought....maybe he'll pump a few out to sell.  [big grin]
Thanks for the pics
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Offline Kevin C.

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Re: My Sys-Box
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2015, 12:06 AM »
Add my name to the list of people who would purchase the cnc'd parts for this! Very well done!

Offline PADesignguy

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Re: My Sys-Box
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2015, 09:56 PM »
Nice work!
TS55, OF 1400, CT26

Offline Frank Pellow

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Re: My Sys-Box
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2015, 06:11 AM »
(as someone who has designed and made several systainer inserts) I congratulate you on a job well done.   [thumbs up]
Cheers,   
               Frank (Festool connoisseur)