Storing End Mills

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Re: Storing End Mills

Post by neanderman » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:17 am

tornitore45 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:14 am
I have found that wood holes to stick things into or boards drilled and then split, rust the tools they hold. I don't know why.
Must be the environment humidity or that jug of muriatic acid you saved.
That would do it, but it might also be the wood. What species have you been using?
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Re: Storing End Mills

Post by tornitore45 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:58 am

I have used oak from pallets and white pine and yellow pine used for 2x4
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Re: Storing End Mills

Post by Bill Shields » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:29 pm

A dado blade in a table saw run through some wood 3/4 thick x whatever needed can make many a handy tray quick and dirty (like most of my solutions). If you don't have a dado / table saw, then a router works well.

Varnish and don't worry about any rust.
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Re: Storing End Mills

Post by pete » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:48 pm

Some but not all plastic types are hygroscopic. Just like wood they can absorb and retain water from the atmosphere. If it we me I think I'd Google the property's of any plastic type I was thinking of using first.

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Re: Storing End Mills

Post by farrviewsouth » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:26 pm

I found “ice trays for water bottles” to be l8ke the trays in the first picture. They are on the web but I found some at the local dollar store and I bought several. End mills and lathe bits fit excellent

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Re: Storing End Mills

Post by tornitore45 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:05 am

ice trays for water bottles
Can not imagine what those are, can you post a picture or a link?
In my mind a water bottle is 10 time larger that the largest of my end mills.
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Re: Storing End Mills

Post by BadDog » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:19 pm

Results from a google query
"water bottle ice trays"
I've never heard of them before either, but they appear to produce ice shaped to drop through the neck of a common water bottle.
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Re: Storing End Mills

Post by 97r82 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:33 pm

Instead of drilling a piece of wood then band sawing in half why not clamp two pieces of 1/2" wood together then drill thru the edge. Unclamp and sand and finish as preferred.

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Re: Storing End Mills

Post by drmico60 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:05 pm

I found some trays in a supermarket, see:
http://mikesworkshop.weebly.com/cutter-storage.html
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Re: Storing End Mills

Post by chief » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:59 pm

For folks that live where amazon operates, I found these that are pretty darn cheap.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HQ ... QNES&psc=1

Ironically they don't get very good reviews because of some residue on the silicon that can affect the taste of the ice, but I wouldn't think it would be an issue for tool storage. LoL

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Re: Storing End Mills

Post by chief » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:39 pm

So I ordered the ice trays I mentioned yesterday, and thru the magic of Amazon (love em or hate em) I got them today.

They have a silicon insert, the blue part, that is flexible to enable pushing out the ice sticks, and it has a greasy feel to it. Although it feels greasy, I can't detect any residue on my fingers, but this may be the source of the poor reviews about adding as taste to the ice.

On the plus side, since the blue part goes all the way thru, as you can see in the images, it makes the bottom very non-skid, so the trays are very stable on the work bench. Also, the trays stack very well.

YMMV

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