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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
    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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  1. gibson
    I`am looking to make one of these nice idea. thank you for shareing
      Jacob Tabor likes this.
    1. Jacob Tabor
      No problem!
      Jacob Tabor, May 23, 2020
  2. pparrett
    This looks great! Could you upload the Fusion360 model? I'd like to make one for myself.

      Jacob Tabor likes this.
    1. Jacob Tabor

      Thank you! this link should let you download the fusion file.
      Jacob Tabor, Jan 25, 2020
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