DIY Socket Wrench Organizer

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  1. LECS Mark

    LECS Mark Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    *Not A Contest Entry* Socket Wrench Organizer.jpg

    We got a new socket wrench set in the shop and decided to make a custom socket wrench organizer in order to fit the sockets in a tool box drawer.

    We started by measuring the tool box that the sockets would be placed in. We drew out these dimensions in the Torchmate CAD software and began reorganizing the sockets. We then took the diameter measurement of each socket and programmed it into the CAD software.

    Once we were satisfied with the layout, we continued to tool path the design with the smaller kerf width (.001") and a .125" over burn. We would also need to reduce the cut speed by 60% when cutting out the holes to ensure the best performance of the plasma. These precautions proved to be very effective for cutting out very accurate holes with small bevel angle and ideal hole roundness.

    Please watch the video below to see how it turned out!


     

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  2. metaltherapyoz

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    Can you please point me in the direction to get info on kerf width and over burn.
    I have been doing art gear without much thought for absolute accuracy but now feel the time has come to improve on that.
     
  3. LECS Mark

    LECS Mark Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Watch this video here that explains how to adjust for kerf width.

    You can calculate an over burn on your male tool path under the lead out section.

    Good luck!
     
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    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    Great useful project. Looks great! Wish I had a plate marker.

    What's "overburn"?
     
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    LECS Mark Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Over burn is when the plasma is programmed to continue firing a specified distance into where it had originally started. This gets rid of any additional burrs on the inside of holes that prevent you from having a perfect hole.
     
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    Is there any way to get a dxf o
    f this?
     

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