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Offline RICH

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TIRED OF LOOKING FOR TOOLING
« on: May 11, 2016, 09:48:05 AM »
Got tired of looking for the right size and type end mill. Too many end mills of various sizes and condition.
So, gathered "some" of them, sorted to size and stuck them in homemade drawers.
The shell holders from handgun ammo, 9mm are just right, with 9 glued together provide for storing 450
3/8" end mills in a drawer in a small space.

Now continuing on ...... you may find that the shielding screens from computers or whatever can provide for organization
of the small 1/8"  & 3/6" shanked diameter end mills. Beats drilling 100's of holes! Old ammo cases can provide for storage also.

Adding an insert to drawer with say 3/4 or 1" holes provides a lot of storage for larger shanked end mills.

Then one day I got tired of looking for the tools to countersink machine screws.
Would spend more time getting the right few tools than doing the work.
Sorted and put in holders.
A set of bottoming drills are nice to have for the mill and lathe and were easy to make.

Of course you always have the odd balls that just wants it owne space. IE; 4" diameter  60 degree cutter and some others just want
can't seem to find a home.

What can one say......build a bigger drawers!

Some pic's in attached file.

RICH

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Re: TIRED OF LOOKING FOR TOOLING
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2016, 12:42:30 PM »
Excellent !

(think I would need to put on a glove before reaching in there though  ;) )

Tweakie.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.

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Re: TIRED OF LOOKING FOR TOOLING
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2016, 04:34:26 PM »
A long pair of forceps are close by and there is enough room around the larger size end mills to lift them out.
Still need to be careful since the edge of those end mills are very sharp.

Now I need to post what one does with all the broken / worn end mills to sharpen them.

RICH
Re: TIRED OF LOOKING FOR TOOLING
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2016, 10:38:34 PM »
Now that they are all together, I think you have way too many end mill

Jeff