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DSCN0446 A case for 1-2-3 blocks
Using 3D printing, I created a nice holding-case for precision components. This is a high quality plastic case for 1-2-3 Machine steel blocks. Machinist use these in set-ups and clamping arrangements for milling operations. Or any place a precision dimensioned steel block(s) can be used. They are accurate blocks of steel, perforated with holes, som...
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KautzCraft Collet Boxes

DSC08208 Collet Box
Three D printing creates the ER16 collet boxes sold at RDS. I make them myself. Well, the printer makes them. Once the printer is set up with filament and the design file loaded, it runs without my intervention for three to four hours. Then I pry the completed box and cover off the build plate. I make several bright colors. Orange, red, yellow, and...
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