How do you open the Freud router bit package? - Page 4 - Router Forums
 70Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #31 of 40 (permalink) Old 12-22-2018, 12:47 AM
Registered User
 
DaninVan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Country: Canada
First Name: Dan
Posts: 15,200
 
Default

Here's the thing; why are the end users being made to look like frustrated idiots, by masochistic packaging designers.
Pretty sure that almost all router bit display/merchandiser cabinets are locked to prevent shoplifting, so why all the ridiculous plastic packaging???
Having endured the torture of trying to extract a bit, why aren't all woodworkers using DIY bit storage methods?
jw2170 likes this.
DaninVan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-31-2019, 10:57 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Country: United States
First Name: David
Posts: 13
 
Default

Thanks for the basics.
I needed a tip for removing the bits from the black plastic block that retained a CNC starter pack of 8 bits.
The hammer and punch method worked with two blocks of wood supporting the upside-down block and tapping a punch forcing the bits out of the block onto a soft rag.
One of the first CNC projects will be custom building a bit rack to hold the router bits.
DaninVan likes this.
BladesNBarrels is offline  
post #33 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-31-2019, 11:23 AM
Moderation Team
 
Cherryville Chuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Country: Canada
First Name: Charles
Posts: 16,207
 
Default

Hi David and welcome to the forum. I've made 2 types of holders. You can make them from wood but you need a 1/32 or 1/64 larger drill bit to drill the holes or they are hard to get out. That's a bit of a problem for the 1/2" bits as most of us don't have one that size. I guess you could program a CNC to make it that size though. I built another router table last year but with a cabinet and drawers this time and I filled the drawers with common white styrofoam. I tried drilling the styro but that didn't work so I took a pencil type soldering iron and just melted the holes in and that worked fine. Every so often I had to unplug the iron and let it cool a bit. Just poking the iron in worked well for the 1/4" and for the 1/2" I had to wiggle it around a bit. I was very pleased with the way it turned out.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.

Last edited by Cherryville Chuck; 03-31-2019 at 11:26 AM.
Cherryville Chuck is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #34 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-31-2019, 11:43 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Country: United States
First Name: David
Posts: 13
 
Default

Hi,
I completed a class at WoodCraft Denver yesterday, Introduction to CNC.
I think the capabilities of the Shark will allow me to use the CNC to make a holder.
Great to know about the over-sizing proportions for the holes.
The instructor indicated that closed cell foam would be a good candidate for the CNC.
I like the use of the soldering iron for an alternate solution.
Thank you for the response!
BladesNBarrels is offline  
post #35 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-31-2019, 12:25 PM
Registered User
 
DaninVan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Country: Canada
First Name: Dan
Posts: 15,200
 
Default

David; welcome, if i hadn't already said!
Check out the foam sheet goods they use in the signage industry....
https://www.grimco.com/Catalog/Categ...FoamSubstrates
DaninVan is offline  
post #36 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-31-2019, 01:21 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Country: United States
First Name: David
Posts: 13
 
Default

Hi Dan,
Thanks for the link. There are some good choices where the description states that it produces chips when cut with CNC.
In the class, we cut Ash, Walnut, and MDF. The MDF produced sawdust and dust collection was a problem.
The ash and walnut produced chips and cleaned up a lot better.
I will have to figure out how to deal with the basic sheet sizes of 4' x 8' when I buy the foam.
BladesNBarrels is offline  
post #37 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-31-2019, 01:25 PM
Forum Contributor
 
Stick486's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Country: United States
First Name: Stick
Posts: 30,660
 
Default

Use closed cell sponge foam rubber (like the Rubber Plumbing Pipe Insulation) in ¾''± wide by 1½ ~ 2'' thick strips STOOD ON EDGE and laid tightly together a drawer...
mastic (like PL-300) in the strips in if you wish..
no holes to drill or crosses to cut... just put the bits in between the strips...
infinite spacing is one fell swoop...

Kill two birds with one stone.
First is a spacing issue. It always seems that the uniform holes are either too close or too far apart, which eats up the space.
Second, is using a "hard" holder (wood, MDF, etc). The holes always seem to be too loose or too tight as use, temperature and humidity grows and shrinks the holes.
You get the best in flexibility with infinite spacing and self adjustable tension on the bit shafts.

I rescued the cut off scraps from a foam rubber seller...

can't argue that price...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

Stick....
Forget the primal scream, just ROAR!!!
"SNORK Mountain Congressional Library and Taxidermy”

Last edited by Stick486; 03-31-2019 at 02:58 PM.
Stick486 is offline  
post #38 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-31-2019, 01:39 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Country: United States
First Name: David
Posts: 13
 
Default

Thanks Stick!
The spacing had me a little concerned. I am sure I will be breaking some bits as I learn, and flexibility adding spares seems to be solved with your solution.
The forums are already paying for the membership fee!
DaninVan likes this.
BladesNBarrels is offline  
post #39 of 40 (permalink) Old 04-01-2019, 12:26 AM
Registered User
 
DaninVan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Country: Canada
First Name: Dan
Posts: 15,200
 
Talking Fee? What Stinkin' Fees?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by BladesNBarrels View Post
Thanks Stick!
The spacing had me a little concerned. I am sure I will be breaking some bits as I learn, and flexibility adding spares seems to be solved with your solution.
The forums are already paying for the membership fee!
Yes! A toofer...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.php.jpg
Views:	25
Size:	234.4 KB
ID:	367723  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Coots.jpg
Views:	29
Size:	118.5 KB
ID:	367725  

DaninVan is offline  
post #40 of 40 (permalink) Old 04-01-2019, 07:47 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Art
Posts: 1,533
 
Default

A can opener will open those tough to cut plastic packages. Just turn the handle and the cutter cuts it open.
mgmine is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ridgid R2930 (fixed and plunge base routee) xplorx4 Tool Reviews 15 09-23-2014 08:15 AM
First Benchtop Router Table, get a plate or go bare? silentblackhat Table-mounted Routing 38 05-30-2012 02:30 AM
Two wrench method- one wrench router Delta6mike General Routing 68 03-26-2012 09:25 AM
Using Your Router For The First Time learnexperience General Routing 0 07-23-2011 09:20 PM
So you want to buy a router table... BobandRick Table-mounted Routing 39 08-30-2010 05:23 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome