Simple Toolholder Rack

springer

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So I needed a better way to keep my extra tool holders ready for use but not sitting on the bench next to the machine. Had some extra material laying around so I built this. Prolly build a couple more since I ordered a dozen more tool holders but wanted to get this first one done to see if I like it. And I do, simple but effective and keeps them inches away from where I need them.

Few pictures and short clips of the process, got to use my vacuum plate and really happy with how well it holds.
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After machining the end brackets with .02 axial stock left for the vacuum chuck holding, I got balzy and tried to contour down the .005 axial left to see if I could just break the parts out when I was done. Didn't work, but nothing catastrophic, just lifted the part and I stopped the machine.

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Couple of short, boring but maybe interesting to some videos...





And finally, the finished piece.

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Count me jealous of the Fadal - nice work.
 

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Who makes that endmill? Coating is interesting.
 

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The one cutting aluminum is a yg-1 polished, super sharp with no coating. I think that what I used on the delrin but I can't remember 100%
 

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The one cutting aluminum is a yg-1 polished, super sharp with no coating. I think that what I used on the delrin but I can't remember 100%
Huh. The one in the tool rack in the last picture is uncoated? Looks like the DLC coating for aluminum. Either way, sweet tools and machine.
 

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Oh sweet! Thanks for the link.

I've been using the YG1 ALU-Power endmills and love them. I might try that one too!
 

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Yea I like the yg-1 also. Oddly, I started getting better finish from the kennemetal KOR5 and for roughing, that thing just purrs away as it throws chips across the table
 
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