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cropwell
27-10-2018, 04:12 PM
I had these ER20 collets rattling about in a box so I decided to make a case for them.

The donor case was made by my son 25 years ago as a Degree Show (BA 3D Design) exhibit and it contained a 'partickly narsty' bladed knuckle duster (which has been cut up long since). I knocked out the bottom and made a new one to give extra depth and then made a sandwich of closed cell foams to cut an insert.

There are a couple of obvious faults - the sapele insert had a corner knocked off and the catch is not on straight. Also the double sided tape used to hold the foam sandwich to a piece of HIPS got smeared on the foam cut-outs.

But it looks nicer in the workshop than the plastic box the collets were in.

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Clive S
27-10-2018, 04:41 PM
Very nice Rob, you must have too much time on your hands:cool:

cropwell
27-10-2018, 05:04 PM
Clive - look at the brass lid - you can't see the joins at the corners. When I said to my lad that that must have taken some skill and patience, he said 'It's just metalwork Dad!'.

Wal
05-11-2018, 11:54 PM
Ahh - won't be long before the box is empty and the collets are rolling around on the bench-top..! :smile:

(Looking good though Rob!)

Wal.

cropwell
06-11-2018, 12:26 AM
Ahh - won't be long before the box is empty and the collets are rolling around on the bench-top..! :smile:

I am sure it is somewhere on this side of the desk........
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Wal
06-11-2018, 12:44 AM
I rest my case.

Or rather, your (soon to be lost) case...

Wal.