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gambler
05-01-2018, 06:33 PM
please;) looking for ideas.

BCRider
05-01-2018, 08:07 PM
Mine is in a drawer and made from plywood. Two layers separated by a 2 inch spacer. And the lower layer is up off the bottom by 3/4". The upper layer is drilled with a Forstner drill bit to 1 1/8". The lower layer holes are 1" with a fairly good chamfer from a large counter sink so the ends self center easily. The whole thing takes R8 collets and the lower ends are held about 1/4" off the floor of the drawer so they don't sit in any swarf that gets in there. The 1 1/8" upper hole holds the collets up high enough that they are easily to grab and remove. I spaced the holes such that there's a good 1/2" between the collets so I don't have to pick away at them. But if room is important then they could be spaced closer and you could rely on the "diagonal" spacing to get your fingers in to grab them out.

The idea of the two layer approach instead of a big block of wood is that this allows a free flow of air around the items.

I did a similar two layer idea for my 5C collets which sits in the machinist's lower roller cabinet between the lathe and the shaper.

I could have done it in metal I suppose. But I don't have a punch press so the big holes would all have needed to be bored. And I like the lack of "nails on a chalk board" that the wood racks provide.

3 Phase Lightbulb
05-01-2018, 08:36 PM
I was planning on putting my R8 and 5C collets in a drawer too that is deep enough for them. I currently have them in those steel stand-up racks but I'd much rather have them in a spare drawer in one of my tool chests.

BCRider, got any pics of your collet holder in the drawer? I remember seeing some nice ones on Ebay awhile ago but forgot why I didn't get them already.

Edwin Dirnbeck
05-01-2018, 10:39 PM
Long deep drawer with ball bearing slideshttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180502/80c8b0567e0e67ef225517f595b88bb5.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180502/c86f232fbcbb001a0570738f358a7ad3.jpg


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CCWKen
05-01-2018, 10:50 PM
I keep mine in their original containers in a drawer. I have R8 and 5C in separate drawers with desiccant bags. They're labeled for size and I keep them in order. If I left mine out in a rack, they'd be coated in rust by the next morning. :eek:

RichR
05-02-2018, 12:04 AM
I made this from a piece off of a cutting board. The white specks are pieces of metal (probably aluminum) that are part of the
cutting board. The holes were drilled using a spade bit which produced miles of plastic ribbon to clean up. It's about 4 years old:
https://s14.postimg.cc/6g72s7441/colletrack1.jpg

This is how I mounted it to my mill/drill:
https://s14.postimg.cc/s2m398ae9/colletrack2.jpg

awemawson
05-02-2018, 03:19 AM
I used my CNC plasma table to cut several collet racks when I got a whole load of TG100 collets that needed sorting

Pictures here:

https://madmodder.net/index.php/topic,12083.0.html

Paul Alciatore
05-02-2018, 04:17 AM
You didn't say lathe or mill collets. Here is a rack I made for the R8 I use with my Grizzly mill:

http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=2807&d=1525290879

It is bent from sheet aluminum and the holes were punched with Greenlee chassis punches: I have a pretty good collection of them. The red tape is part of a system that I use for tools that are dedicated to a particular machine. The red tape is for the mill; yellow for the drill presses, etc.

My lathe collets are in a cardboard bin-box with a cardboard insert that has round holes cut in it. I will have to see if I have a photo.

RichR
05-02-2018, 09:16 AM
Paul, I don't see any pictures.

DICKEYBIRD
05-02-2018, 10:25 AM
Not as nice as others have done but here's what I did:
http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/threads/39125-Made-a-collet-rack-today?highlight=COLLET+RACK

RichR
05-02-2018, 10:39 AM
Not as nice as others have done but here's what I did:
http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/threads/39125-Made-a-collet-rack-today?highlight=COLLET+RACK

I think you are being overly modest.

mars-red
05-02-2018, 10:40 AM
I made a tiny one, for ER-11 collets:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/TaHEDCOS1MfxWzx-QFMW1Itq0j3_vuKIz8y79tTEFrz1NncGCZ8Z0_Emuvt5OEngWG PJeuZQsy-4OaWMAFp8JFlfGGm43wI_VzXLGswCMSq3WRpqreQe4WPdtJNBB QlS_yeei-3TdMYkKfLOT7fjBn5pP6SFXe6mEK2KNz5T41L9WTFhDpZY3TEh BAOdVTk9m5xNIgfTHNtCJT4IN4wTvs6KfrXoTq7iekVmoHqnT6 UPDIuvi6IgwvLJ7J_9LYDqcfDR__20lztaJl2_roDzEJpsnUjs PpR2DlPI2rhkUwExtlnBZfzJAOTjObJYprXg-qdzQBCid5GSsjJpAhOAMrBGO0w3TQKVJB0sideVADh7UIfgfJJ kAI1jHuD6_fu_63crcEEzME0JQz0k0WxNdsbwadfaYunAUhHsP azn6l15txJLrC6-UxKVDRkbKX9zI-PIshdkpNXb6EB6wlPr2Ji4RNLFTG76ifgFRrDaS5PaBi13drhC 5Y1x7jp5c_nk6ku3ZtjrduvhVV16ClT2Pdck43R-s43-ziBY_YRrD93fFv36e_dwp184OlkaN-1sghKF8qZ6BtPl_EZzrUENmn7TSkUTFZ-I-5BuHZMpuHb7g0Cu0BIwAapPzWMrDfr6yAyOz-g9xnX-ASJDqq3cJfY32hSJLRNJ=w1046-h589-no

I like it because it works well in two different orientations (upright as shown in the picture, or tipped on its "back"). Probably wouldn't want to use this design for anything other than ER collets.

Video here, really just eye candy because the design is self explanatory: https://youtu.be/OHO_IefxoA8

MrFluffy
05-02-2018, 11:54 AM
Big ones (well its iso40, but its almost collet shape), I made a punch up and just punched tapered holes in a machinery cabinet shelf.
http://gallery.pipandphil.com/Vehicles/workshop/press_chuck4.jpg

Came out fine.
http://gallery.pipandphil.com/Vehicles/workshop/press_chuck5.jpg

qc30 and actual collets, I 3d printed them for my mill station, you can see the collet holders at the top left under the coffee machine. I only needed a few because mostly I set the tooling up before running a job as this is sort of my carousel area. There's another 50 or so attached to a rail near the other machine holding 5c's in the same way. Once you've got the design and it works, you just leave the 3d printer spewing more off. Or if you get more later on, you just print some more brackets off to suit.
Works for me.
http://gallery.pipandphil.com/Vehicles/workshop/tooling_brackets.jpg

3 Phase Lightbulb
05-02-2018, 12:28 PM
I like these R8 collet holders on Ebay for a drawer. I remembered that I was going to measure to make sure I had a drawer deep enough for this before getting them and forgot to. If they fit, I'll probably get this type for my R8 and 5C collets once I verify they fit in a drawer:

R8: http://r.ebay.com/kkLsy0
5C: http://r.ebay.com/qMoZDK


https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/8SIAAOSwsFpWSOL7/s-l1600.jpg

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/LpYAAOSwj0NUkIco/s-l1600.jpg

BCRider
05-02-2018, 12:43 PM
3PL, I'll get a pic up a bit later. The holder is screwed in place and I have to go out in a short while.

Most of the focus so far is on collets which fit neatly into a single surface style holder. Or at least they will all tilt the same. I opted for a lower plate to hold the tails of the collets and arbors because my rack also holds R8 tooling like flycutters and the drill chuck. And I didn't want the drawer opening and closing to make them "nod" against each other. If it was only for collets I would not have bothered.

Paul Alciatore
05-02-2018, 03:32 PM
OK, I do see it in the post. But I made a mistake. I used another forum's web hosting and did not notice the mistake. I am trying to upload it here, but am having some trouble with that. I don't know why. I will correct it as soon as I can.

Here's the other link to it, perhaps that will work:

http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=227439&d=1525248819

Edit: I uploaded the photo here and replaced the link in my previous post. Let me know if there are any more problems.




Paul, I don't see any pictures.

RichR
05-02-2018, 08:25 PM
Thanks Paul. That's a very nice setup.

digr
05-02-2018, 08:33 PM
Lazy Susan

https://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=44347&d=1239236943

https://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=44348&d=1239236969

https://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=44349&d=1239236979

3 Phase Lightbulb
05-02-2018, 09:28 PM
I just ordered the racks I posted above. I'll post some pics here after I get them and set my collets in them. Thanks for reminding me that I needed a better collet rack myself!

gambler
05-02-2018, 09:29 PM
thanks for sharing some great ideas guys.:)

Bob La Londe
05-02-2018, 11:45 PM
I made a tiny one, for ER-11 collets:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/TaHEDCOS1MfxWzx-QFMW1Itq0j3_vuKIz8y79tTEFrz1NncGCZ8Z0_Emuvt5OEngWG PJeuZQsy-4OaWMAFp8JFlfGGm43wI_VzXLGswCMSq3WRpqreQe4WPdtJNBB QlS_yeei-3TdMYkKfLOT7fjBn5pP6SFXe6mEK2KNz5T41L9WTFhDpZY3TEh BAOdVTk9m5xNIgfTHNtCJT4IN4wTvs6KfrXoTq7iekVmoHqnT6 UPDIuvi6IgwvLJ7J_9LYDqcfDR__20lztaJl2_roDzEJpsnUjs PpR2DlPI2rhkUwExtlnBZfzJAOTjObJYprXg-qdzQBCid5GSsjJpAhOAMrBGO0w3TQKVJB0sideVADh7UIfgfJJ kAI1jHuD6_fu_63crcEEzME0JQz0k0WxNdsbwadfaYunAUhHsP azn6l15txJLrC6-UxKVDRkbKX9zI-PIshdkpNXb6EB6wlPr2Ji4RNLFTG76ifgFRrDaS5PaBi13drhC 5Y1x7jp5c_nk6ku3ZtjrduvhVV16ClT2Pdck43R-s43-ziBY_YRrD93fFv36e_dwp184OlkaN-1sghKF8qZ6BtPl_EZzrUENmn7TSkUTFZ-I-5BuHZMpuHb7g0Cu0BIwAapPzWMrDfr6yAyOz-g9xnX-ASJDqq3cJfY32hSJLRNJ=w1046-h589-no

I like it because it works well in two different orientations (upright as shown in the picture, or tipped on its "back"). Probably wouldn't want to use this design for anything other than ER collets.

Video here, really just eye candy because the design is self explanatory: https://youtu.be/OHO_IefxoA8

I really like that for ER collets. I may very well copy that.

Mark Rand
05-03-2018, 05:47 AM
I seem to have an excessive number of 5C collets, so I replaced the original Hardinge collet draws in the lathe cabinet with some home made ones. Rota-broach cutters are excellent for making clean holes quickly on the milling machine, Just use a 3/4" Weldon holder or an ER collet to hold one.

http://www.test-net.com/collet-racks.jpg

Puckdropper
05-03-2018, 06:15 AM
No pics, the idea's simple enough to explain without them. I'm using ER32 collets, so just simply made holes in a 2x4 deep enough to securely hold the collet. I programmed my CNC to do this, but a Forstner bit in a drill press will work every bit as good.

I also engraved the dimension under the collet, so it's easy to find each one.

This setup also works very nicely for sockets, and if you get into something where you need a bunch of different sizes you can just grab the 2x4 and take it with you.

mireut
05-03-2018, 11:32 AM
Scrap Azek.

http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=2810&d=1525361049

chucketn
05-03-2018, 12:21 PM
http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=2812&d=1525364220

Saw the ER-ll rack and had to post a pic of mine. The rack is in an Altoids Tin. Rack created in Fusion 360 and 3d printed.

754
05-03-2018, 12:28 PM
I lucked into some UHMW about 1 3/4 thick by 12 inch and a few feet long.
I had been holding my 1 inch end mills and R8 TOOLING IN a 2 by 6 that was getting oil stained.
So I drilled and bored pockets to hold most of my R8 stuff, some on 3.5 inch centers so I could leave tooling like slitting saws on the arbors and face mills, boring head, etc. In between i made 3/4 and 1 inch holes with clearance so the tools didn't stick in the holes. All my 3/4boring bars for boring head are all there right at hand.
It's white, looks clean, and if it gets oil on it, wipes right off, and no wood dust to wipe off the tooling. I fly cut the face and put a 45 bevel on the corners.

Paul Alciatore
05-03-2018, 02:57 PM
I like that. It looks super neat and, with the roll out racks, they are easy to get to. One of the best I have seen for a large collet collection.




I seem to have an excessive number of 5C collets, so I replaced the original Hardinge collet draws in the lathe cabinet with some home made ones. Rota-broach cutters are excellent for making clean holes quickly on the milling machine, Just use a 3/4" Weldon holder or an ER collet to hold one.

http://www.test-net.com/collet-racks.jpg

Doc Nickel
05-04-2018, 02:47 AM
Needed R8 storage for my new-to-me Exacto mill, which thanks to the length of the ram, is spaced well away from the nearest wall. I whipped up a couple of quick flatbar angle brackets to go to some already-drilled holes in the column casting, and made a section of 5/8" plywood fit the contour:

http://docsmachine.com/projectpics/anayak/exacto266.jpg

Then I just painted it with the same grey enamel the machine itself got. Just 11 holes for the common collets, ER holder and drill chuck, with one "orphan" hole spaced further out for slitting saws or the bigger facing cutters. I also left the shelf with a bit of extra room to be able to set oil bottles, a can of WD-40, or other tools as might be needed.

And I must say I like that aluminum ER collet holder idea. I, too, might have to snitch that little gem. :D

I also like the idea of the tapered punch to "bell" the holes in a piece of sheetmetal. I want to add some drawers to the cabinet of my Sheldon, one of which I plan to size specifically for 5C collets. I'd proposed to use a chunk of plywood or a plastic chopping block as others have suggested, but now I think I might take a chunk of fairly thick aluminum (maybe upwards of 3/32") and make a set of belling dies for my hydraulic press.

Doc.

metalmagpie
05-04-2018, 11:48 AM
Big ones (well its iso40, but its almost collet shape), I made a punch up and just punched tapered holes in a machinery cabinet shelf.

Why is that better than just cutting normal holes?

metalmagpie

Doc Nickel
05-04-2018, 02:29 PM
Why is that better than just cutting normal holes?

-Probably, in the long run. The sharp metal edge of the cut hole could scratch or eventually wear the taper of the collet, given enough time and uses.

A wider, tapered flange spreads that load out, and reduces the sharp point/edge, presumably reducing long-term wear.

It's probably not significant for us generally home-shop types, but if nothing else, it adds a bit of a professional look to the rack. :D

Doc.

3 Phase Lightbulb
05-04-2018, 03:04 PM
I just grabbed a 65 piece 5C collet set on Ebay with the 15% off coupon (PMAY4TH - Thanks JRouche!) for $240 if anyone is interested:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/65-PC-5C-Round-Collet-Set/281463368082?hash=item4188862992:g:6IMAAOxyAs9SPjK P

Seems quite good if it's really .0006TIR as claimed and the threads are cut decently.

754
05-04-2018, 08:19 PM
Belling at the right angle keeps the tool from tipping, say a 40 taper with a stub and 6 inch wheel cutter.. would be top heavy.
It also keeps the piece from flexing and looks much nicer..

andywander
05-04-2018, 08:50 PM
-Probably, in the long run. The sharp metal edge of the cut hole could scratch or eventually wear the taper of the collet, given enough time and uses.

A wider, tapered flange spreads that load out, and reduces the sharp point/edge, presumably reducing long-term wear.

It's probably not significant for us generally home-shop types, but if nothing else, it adds a bit of a professional look to the rack. :D

Doc.

Punching the "angled holes" also produces a lip that will act to strengthen the shelf/panel, and make it less likely to sag under the weight of the collets.

3 Phase Lightbulb
05-11-2018, 11:09 AM
Now that I have a new 5C collet set and a new 5C collet rack, it almost seems silly to take every 5C collet out of it's labeled container, open every sealed bag each collet is packed in, clean off all of the oil and put them in the rack. It seems I should probably leave them in their containers sealed up in their plastic bags until I actually use them. Maybe transfer them to the rack after I've used them? It's obviously more convenient to put them all in the rack but I'll loose the protection they have right now being all nicely sealed up in plastic bags lathered with anti-corrosive oils.

http://www.bbssystem.com/pictures/5c_rack.jpg

softtail
05-11-2018, 11:22 AM
I have what looks like that same set. I marked the size on the ends of the plastic boxes and build a box to hold them upright. I can put the box anywhere, stack stuff on top if need be, etc.

drmico60
05-11-2018, 11:51 AM
I found these in a local discount store and they are perfect for ER32 collets, see:
http://mikesworkshop.weebly.com/collet-tray.html
Mike

Cenedd
05-11-2018, 01:51 PM
I found these in a local discount store and they are perfect for ER32 collets, see:
http://mikesworkshop.weebly.com/collet-tray.html
Mike

That looks like a really low-effort solution. I like it! Did you buy them recently? Just wondering what the chances of them still being available now are.

BCRider
05-11-2018, 02:18 PM
......I should probably leave them in their containers sealed up in their plastic bags until I actually use them. Maybe transfer them to the rack after I've used them? It's obviously more convenient to put them all in the rack but I'll loose the protection they have right now being all nicely sealed up in plastic bags lathered with anti-corrosive oils.



You're missing out on the obvious solution which is to seal the drawer that the racks sit in and then fill them with oil. The collets can live in their nice comforting oil bath free from the cares of the modern world until called on to work for a living..... Just open the drawers carefully.....

Alistair Hosie
05-12-2018, 03:26 AM
Next time you take the wife to the dentist for a few extractions , slip him 5 bucks as a little encouragement to keep pulling and add a small plan drawn on a bit of old dental gauze, and you could have a Walking Talking Collet Rack that makes coffee too. Alistair

drmico60
05-12-2018, 07:12 AM
That looks like a really low-effort solution. I like it! Did you buy them recently? Just wondering what the chances of them still being available now are.

I bought them about a year ago in B and M. I looked recently and they still had them.

Cenedd
05-12-2018, 08:34 AM
Cheers. Found them in a choice of manly-blue, girly-pink or neutral grey. Fit isn't perfect for the collets but they're not going to fall out....and the price is a perfect fit!

jmarkwolf
05-12-2018, 10:16 AM
I fabricated this collet rack from 1/4in aluminum plate. Has room for 17 collets, spanner wrench, chuck key, t-slot cleaner, and halogen lamp base.

Bolts directly to the top turret bolts. No need to drill/tap any holes in the column.

I can provide the Autocad files if anyone would like them.

http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=2893&d=1526133623

http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=2895&d=1526133670

http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=2894&d=1526133647

Paul Alciatore
05-12-2018, 04:11 PM
Another advantage would be that it would help to stiffen sheet metal used for a rack. I made the one I posted above from aluminum so I am not concerned about damage to the collets, which are hardened. But I did have to take precautions, even with a small area like that, to prevent it from sagging. The turned down, outer edge was sufficient, but I can see where some additional stiffness across the sheet metal surface may be needed.

Of course, when I saw it, I instantly wanted one. Er, that is one set of them. But then they would need their own rack. "There's no end to it."




Why is that better than just cutting normal holes?

metalmagpie

Peter N
05-13-2018, 07:08 AM
Pah! Much too smart:)
Here's one I made about 15 yrs ago from an oily old packing case...

http://www.admould.co.uk/OddDocs/rack.jpg

gambler
06-09-2018, 11:58 PM
Here’s what I madehttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180610/32896e48239f631f288c62e7eab925ee.jpg

gambler
06-09-2018, 11:59 PM
thanks again for all your ideas guys:)

aribert
06-20-2018, 01:00 PM
[QUOTE=Peter N;1176427]Pah! Much too smart:)
Here's one I made about 15 yrs ago from an oily old packing case...


Peter N:

Thanks for posting the image. I like how you have the collet box at an angle on the wall for easy access with the lid open. I'm about to copy your idea for my cheap R8 x/32 set

3 Phase Lightbulb
11-24-2018, 05:51 PM
I finally got around to unpacking my 5C collet set and installing them in new 5C collet racks and a new R8 collet rack in a single drawer. I bought the racks and 5C collets 5 or 6 months ago(?). When I was unpacking them, I was expecting the set to be from 1/16th up to 1" like my racks, but then I noticed the 5C collet set starts at 1/8th up to 1 and 1/8th. I thought they screwed up and gave me 1 1/16th instead of 1/16th, etc. I had to look at my original Ebay order to realize it was correct.

http://www.bbssystem.com/pictures/collets.jpg

http://www.bbssystem.com/pictures/collets2.jpg

gambler
11-24-2018, 05:54 PM
very neat and tidy. I like it.

3 Phase Lightbulb
11-24-2018, 06:19 PM
very neat and tidy. I like it.

Here is a link to the 5C collet rack on Ebay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/5C-64ths-set-Collet-Rack-Drawer-or-Bench-w-Size-Labels-Storage-Holder-3EE3X12/352467193279?hash=item5210ae8dbf

And the R8 collet rack:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/R8-INCH-Labeled-Sizes-Collet-Rack-Bench-Drawer-Holder-Stand-Bridgeport-Mill-GEY4/352467188162?hash=item5210ae79c2:g:8SIAAOSwsFpWSOL 7:sc:USPSPriorityMailLegalFlatRateEnvelope!01741!U S!-1:rk:3:pf:0

gambler
11-24-2018, 06:22 PM
Here’s what I madehttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180610/32896e48239f631f288c62e7eab925ee.jpg

I already made one

3 Phase Lightbulb
11-24-2018, 06:31 PM
Nice... I'm now wondering what I should do with the tooling that has R8 shanks (drill chucks w/R8, Boring head, etc, etc). I'd like to keep them in a drawer but I don't have a drawer deep/tall enough to stand them straight up. I could always just lay them flat in a drawer but it would be nice to maybe have some type of flip-up holder in the drawer. It would be even cooler if the flip-up mechanism was automatic when you open/close the drawer. Kind of like those folding drill boxes but for R8 tooling.

jdedmon91
11-24-2018, 06:32 PM
I made a extra rack so I could store my collets on the wall https://youtu.be/P0PleoLHSoU


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Jim2
11-25-2018, 08:33 AM
Here's mine:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/jasch/Metalworking/Rotary%20Collet%20Rack/IMG_4191_zpsd1821ec4.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/jasch/media/Metalworking/Rotary%20Collet%20Rack/IMG_4191_zpsd1821ec4.jpg.html)

https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/jasch/Metalworking/Rotary%20Collet%20Rack/IMG_4193_zps2aaff018.jpg (https://smg.photobucket.com/user/jasch/media/Metalworking/Rotary%20Collet%20Rack/IMG_4193_zps2aaff018.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/jasch/Metalworking/Rotary%20Collet%20Rack/ColletRack-002_zpsbc9d7078.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/jasch/media/Metalworking/Rotary%20Collet%20Rack/ColletRack-002_zpsbc9d7078.jpg.html)

Apologies for whoring myself out to PB. . . . Have been too lazy to move my pics to another site.

Jim

Lew Hartswick
11-25-2018, 09:01 AM
I made a extra rack so I could store my collets on the wall https://youtu.be/P0PleoLHSoU


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Cenedd
11-25-2018, 05:09 PM
Here's mine:

Nice. May have to see if I can adapt that for ER collets and MT shanks.
Now, be honest ...how often does the chuck key actually reside in that hole other than for this glamour shot?!

Tungsten dipper
11-25-2018, 05:22 PM
Here's mine:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/jasch/Metalworking/Rotary%20Collet%20Rack/IMG_4191_zpsd1821ec4.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/jasch/media/Metalworking/Rotary%20Collet%20Rack/IMG_4191_zpsd1821ec4.jpg.html)

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Apologies for whoring myself out to PB. . . . Have been too lazy to move my pics to another site.

Jim

I really like this one!

Baz
11-25-2018, 05:26 PM
When the first thing I see on a link like that is a face saying Welcome and starting to blather, I just close it. It reminds me too much of the spam phone calls that start out "This is not a solicitation" ... which get hung up instantly .
...lew...
Don't panic, that's what mute and skip ahead facility is for. ;) around 7 mins is plate with holes in. More interesting by far is at 9 mins shows in background a novel way of holding battery drills.

3 Phase Lightbulb
11-25-2018, 05:31 PM
That would be cool to have several rotary trays like those stacked on top of each other. Maybe the top tray for the Long tooling w/R8 shanks, then another tray for just R8 collets, then another tray for the ER-xx holder + ER-xx collets, etc, etc.

wdtom44
11-25-2018, 05:51 PM
I see some very nice racks. I would think that if making one that wasn't a drawer, to protect the collets from dust, the rack should be sized so a plastic dish pan or some such cover could keep dust off expensive tooling when you are not using that machine.

3 Phase Lightbulb
11-25-2018, 05:58 PM
I see some very nice racks. I would think that if making one that wasn't a drawer, to protect the collets from dust, the rack should be sized so a plastic dish pan or some such cover could keep dust off expensive tooling when you are not using that machine.

Yes, to help keep off the dust, grime, and occasional projectile vomit and whatever else happens to be flying around the shop :) Ever get a whiff of some rancid coolant? Don't!!

skunkworks
11-25-2018, 06:04 PM
http://www.electronicsam.com/images/KandT/Tooling.JPG

Stepside
11-25-2018, 06:16 PM
I agree about dirt and crud. So my collets for the B'port live in a rotary rack on the inside of a cabinet door. On the same door, again on the inside are drill chucks , chuck keys and boring head. Easy to get to and "out of the weather". The outside of the door is a perfect place for wrench sets and screwdriver sets.