In my home shop I have a Smithy Granite 1324 3-in-1 machine.  This machine uses standard R8 collets in the mill head.  Over time I have collected a number of collets, but not as part of a boxed set. 

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

• 60 watt Epilog laser
• Disk/belt sander
• Table saw with dado blade
• Drill press with ¾” drum sanding tool
• Screwdriver
• Box material (3/8” Baltic birch plywood in my case)
• Wood glue of choice
• Finish of choice (polyurethane)
• Hinges, and latch, handle if desired
Cool, looks very sturdy :) You should enter this into the <a href="https://www.instructables.com/contest/holidaygifts2012">Holiday Gifts Contest</a>!
Cool! I wish I had a laser cutter!
Here, I will give you one! <br>https://www.ponoko.com/
beautiful box and collets, very well maintained. i have to start making these for my tools. especially drill bits.

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