Drilling the lid


This was a simple 'first cut' project and a low-cost way to organize my R8 collets.  The box was only $3 at Home Depot, and should my collection expand, I can always get another, use the lid and make a new set of holes - and the bottom will be for... something else.

Drilled with a Irwin Speed-Bore 1" bit.  The collets drop in like a cookie into milk!

Drilling the lid
Collet Box Project

Top View of finished holder


Top View of finished holder
Collet Box Project

Close View


If I get more collets, I can just get another box and
use it's lid for an expanded collection.

The lid does sag a bit in the center, but not a problem at this point.

Close View
Collet Box Project

End View


Probably could store other things in there as well.

End View
Collet Box Project