CNC + OCD: Making a Drill Bit Organizer

By Core77 on August 20, 2015 in Design - Other

My assortment of drill bits is a mess, scattered throughout several different manufacturer’s containers, and I’m getting sick of fishing through them all to find the one I’m looking for. So I wanted to make a compact object that would store the ones I use most and keep them neatly organized.

I also wanted to 1) Make it out of plywood scraps, to keep the materials cost at zero, and 2) Use the ShopBot, to create something I could not easily create with conventional tools.

Here’s what I came up with. (And I’ll be the first to admit I’m blatantly taking a page out of Jimmy DiResta’s book here, shooting a narration-free video with liberal fast-motion.)

For those curious as to why I made some seemingly goofy design choices, I’ll explain the “design thinking” in the next video.