Makerbottable toolholders

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Makerbottable toolholders by Webca Jul 5, 2010

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Here are some miscellaneous toolholders that can be scaled to fit practically any tool.

I was in the market for something like this myself, and was looking around searching for toolholders. The problem however is that there ar alot more different sized tools than there are toolholders that match, so then you end up with something that just looks awful and doesnt fit 100% to anything.

So regarding this project the goal was to make many different shaped toolholders that could easily be customized to fit any tool.

And again a big thanks to the makerbot crew for the plastic that made this:)

(Just an FYI - Everyone of my toolholders are printed on my full size makerbottable makerbot http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3285)


Just take the necessary messurements of desired tools, to make it fit 100%, just like Ace Ventura would say,-"Like a glove".

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Makerbottable toolholders by Webca is licensed under the GNU - GPL license.

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Wow, absolutely amazing working place. I would like to have the same wall!

Wow, this is amazing! So helpful!

Has anyone tried these with PLA? Is it strong enough for the hooks to hold the parts?

PLA is plenty strong for prints like these.

Very nice tools panel !

Is there any way to split your sat file into several stl file? the stl file is way to big for my printbed...

Just use netfabb - you can split stl's in as many stl files you want! http://www.netfabb.com/download.phphttp://www.netfabb.com/downloa...

Thanks! Its printing....

someone needs to make a makerbot pegboard mount

Beautiful work.

I'm wondering how strong the clip-type holders are. Do you have to drop the tool in from the top, or does the plastic allow you to snap them in from the front without breaking? This is really cool.

Webca - in reply to Guest

The plastic allows you to snap them in;) ABS is really strong..

How about adding protrusions on the back that allow you to hand them on peg board/

Webca - in reply to Guest

As i dont have a peg board this is really up to someone who would like to make a derivative for themselves and then share it with the Thingiverse community :)

My only enhancement recommendation is printing the tool size on the holders if possible. Sure, you know a 1/2" drill bit from a 1/4", but someone who you are asking to grab a tool for you probably wont. Not really a big deal, just a thought.

Webca - in reply to dbeta

Its a good idea, but i just put labels underneath. (as you can see in the pictures)

I am currently working on a new project so i dont have the time to do any enhancement to this one, but this is something that anyone on thingiverse with a makerbot could do by just editing the files i uploaded;)

Where did you get the design software and cost? I am a aviation instructor looking for class items.

Webca - in reply to Guest

I use Autodesk 3Ds Max


It costs about $3,500.. so if youre just getting into 3D design i would recommend a free software;)

Free 3D Modeling Software
Blender (GPL)
Art of Illusion (GPL)
TopMod3D (GPL)
Wings3D (GPL)
StructureSynth (GPL)
Google SketchUp

Non-free 3D Modeling Software
form Z
FabLab ModelMaker

Well there are keygens and torrrents.... ;)

Webca, More super awesome work! Keep it up!

HEY, THIS WAS ON MY TODO LIST!!! Well, I would hardly have the time. Check!
I love collaborative production. And you're a real fanatic. Awesome :)

Also cool that your printed 3D printer is your production machine!

Now I need to order bright red ABS too... I only have dark red :(

Webca - in reply to Erik

Just glad i could help in any way;)

If I could rate 100 stars!!

Its the thought that counts, so thank you;)

this is beautiful work!
Not just am I so impressed by the excellent toolholders, I have to say I am in awe of the neatness of the whole work setup!
nice one. 8-)