Introduction: Socket Organizer for Tool Box | CNC Project

About: Hi my name is David, I like to make things out of Wood, also like to take things apart and fixed them.

Are you tired of opening your Toolbox and searching for hours to find the right socket, Maybe not that long. LOL

So I had a idea, you can buy these Foam insert organizers, but they ain't Cheap. Why not make my own, so I did.


You will need:

CNC Cad Program

CNC Router

Harbor Freight Anti-Fatigue Mats

Wide Blue Painters Tape

Utility Knife

Spray Adhesive

Piece of Melamine Board, at least 24" x 24"

1/4" Downcut or Compression CNC Bit

Your Socket set

Step 1:

Apply the Blue painters tape to the Melamine board and bottom side of Foam mats. Spray a coat of Adhesive on both parts. Then attached them together, use some boards and weights to hold down flat, for at least a Hour.

Note might not have to leave them for a Hour

Step 2:

I then had to measure every socket, Ratchet and etc. I played with several layouts, but this is what I came up with.

Open Vectric Aspire, or other Cad program. In Vectric, this is the Layout that I came up with. Later after carving the first design, I did change the Layout some.

Step 3:

Then I took the Melamine board with the Foam attached, fasten in to my CNC table. I then installed a 1/4" Compression bit, and began carving. After carving the first one, I had to change a couple of things, one was the Speed Wrench, it was harder to draw, but then I decided to put my Ratchets closer up front. That's when I came out with version 2.0.

Pratice makes Perfect

Step 4:

This is what it looked like after finding all my Sockets. Don't this look so Neat, Now I can find my sockets so easy. Thanks for checking out my Instructable.

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