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Beginner Bit Holder

  • Software:
    Fusion 360 & Openbuilds Control
    Machine Time:
    1 hour
    Bit or Laser Size:
    1/8 End Mill Acrylic/Plastic Dewalt Dial 2.5 DOC ~ 1.5mm Single Flute
    Feeds & Speeds:
    3 on the Dewalt router dial or about 19000 rpm and about 1250mm/min
    Materials:
    Cast acrylic from Openbuilds website.

    I had a bunch of very expensive bit starting to pile up in a little plastic drawer, and finally decided to give them a proper place to live. I started Drafting in Fusion 360 a bunch of holes. I made sure to cut in a lot more holes then I had bits so I could spend more money trying to fill them all in (got to catch them all)! I used the CNC to do all the cutting because I've never had any luck drilling holes in plexi or acrylic with a drill bit. Once the top was finished being Swiss'd cheese'd I joined it to the other pieces using acrylic solvent weld (all the pieces were cut on the CNC). The top and bottom were just 12" X 12" pieces sent from Openbuilds, the stuff cuts really well and doesn't require a lot of water to keep from gumming up the bit. I designed the thing from the beginning to fit in a Husky box from Home Depot. It's almost air tight and has a bag of desiccant to make sure nothing rusts.
    Screen Shot 2019-06-30 at 9.05.46 PM.png
    Screen Shot 2019-06-30 at 9.05.46 PM.png

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