Update 9/10/15 Acid brush holder
Update 9/07/15:Pen holder and Derafting tool holder.
Modular, user cutomizable, reconfiguarable, flexible footprint,
tool holder "system" (because everything these days has
to be a "System" ;)
Seriously, everyone has their favorite tools and most of us have the
same problem of spending half our time looking for the
tool that we just used or the next tool that we really need
(often the one you just put down and now can't find in the
tool stack that you've been meaning to organize or worse stuck in the "tool-Mug").
This modular tool caddy / tool holder allows you to create
your own custom tool holders for each of your favorite tools and
expand the caddy with new modules beyond the basics that
I designed (in about 10 minutes). Use the "riser" file" to make a second back row that's higher. Use the included "blanks" files to make your own tool holders.
Use the two files called toolHold_End Piece and the file
toolHold_Channel_on_your_machine test to test the design
on your machine. By the way if the files on
your system are initially small when you load them, just
scale up by 10. Measurements will be in metric.
For example the end_piece measures 4x34x33 mm.
Print out a base (standing upright) and a few tool_holders.
Each is labeled for the tool that it was designed to hold
(wow correctly named files, who saw that coming).
Use one of the 1 cm, 2 cm 3cm wide "blanks" to model your own tool holders (or just scale the blank's length to fit your need. By the way if the files on your system are initially small when you load them, just scale up by 10. Measurements will be in metric (sorry I usually model in microns).
- Get fancy. Design a "two part" tool holder! What I mean is
design a tool holder that has TWO HALVES, each with a cut
out for part of the tool (for bigger tools).
- By the way the groove in the front is for a ruler.
- Try using just two blanks as spacers without a tool holder.
- Make a shorter Tool-Holder by scaling the z-axis on the base.
- Acteone weld the bases into any configuration. For example
try having a 2x2 or 1x4 (inline) arrangement for multiple holders and use a riser for higher levels. You can even stack the risers.
---- Project Parameters ---------
Resolution: 200 u / fast print mode
Art-to-Part time: 60 minutes
Design: Individual tool holders work well and deraft easily.
Printing: Print models upright so there is no overhang.
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CAM: N/A DeskProto
CNC: N/A FlashCut
Laser: N/A Venus 30W
Other good search terms: tool organizer, caddy, holder
A different but nice design: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:248594