In this instructable I'll show how I used the laser cutter and some of the wood shop tools at Techshop to make a wooden case for 18 of these collets. Room for those I have and those I'll acquire in the future.
I made it at Techshop Detroit. http://www.techshop.ws/
Step 1: Tools and Materials
• Disk/belt sander
• Table saw with dado blade
• Drill press with ¾” drum sanding tool
• Box material (3/8” Baltic birch plywood in my case)
• Wood glue of choice
• Finish of choice (polyurethane)
• Hinges, and latch, handle if desired
Step 2: Design the Box
For anyone whom doesn't know... an R8 collet looks like the drawing attached.
Use pencil and paper or a drafting tool to layout the number of collets wanted in the box – I chose 3 rows of 6 for a total of 18. Layout of the positioning of the collets is shown. I added a 1/8” border around the outside of the “space” to fit into a dado internal to the box later during assembly.
The overall outside dimensions of the box (top view) must be 1/2" each direction larger than the hole layout shown.
The front view of the box internals is also shown - a bit of space is needed at the top and bottom to accomodate the 4" long collets held vertical in the box.