Organizing CNC Bits
Posted by Chris Carpenter on
I have been doing a lot of wood and plastic cutting on the CNC machine for projects. Over the last year or two I have picked up a number of different types of bits for different jobs. Diamond drag cutter for engraving, compression bit for wood, multiple engraver bits and on. I had been storing them in an old plastic container.
But that really isn't the best solution and I was always misplacing them. So, since I have this nifty CNC machine that makes things, I figured I should make something to hold my things. Turns out this was an easy project.
I had some left over 1" thick premium pine scraps. This is the perfect depth to hold the bits. I fired of Vectric Aspire and drew a round square with 1/4" holes. I copied the holes in a spaced pattern. The whole design took about 5 minutes.
I laid out my scrap wood and set the machine to cut it. Viola! Organized CNC bits 5 minutes later. For all the effort I put into making other things, this should have been higher up the list.
You can get the .crv file here: bit_holder.crv
I'll also post the design up on Instructables and Thingiverse if anybody is interested.