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Old Yesterday, 08:16 PM   #1
will gilmore
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Default french fit, shadowing, FOD. tool outline with scanner

I just got this new (to me) 18" caliper with no case.



Scanned it.



Traced it manually. If I did this for a bunch of wrenches or something I would look into auto trace. Would need a different color background on the scanner.



Test with .1" extra all around which seems too loose.



I need to find a big piece of plastic before I go any further so I haven't thought about tool diameters or ball noses or anything like that.



It would be awesome if we could put together a library of drawings for different tools.
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Old Yesterday, 08:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: french fit, shadowing, FOD. tool outline with scanner

I wanted to do this with wrenches. For some reason everyone seems to organize their wrenches so they have one of every size. I don't know about you guys but I usually need two of the same size at the same time. So I wanted to create a wood or plastic insert in which the wrenches sit 2 high on top of each other. I have a little CNC mill to mill out the pockets.

After hours of effing around in CAD, trying raster to vector converters, and trying to cheat with just generic round shapes on the ends of sticks I gave up.

If someone knows how to "autotrace" please share.
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Old Yesterday, 10:36 PM   #3
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Default Re: french fit, shadowing, FOD. tool outline with scanner

I have my wrenches stacked two and three deep in foam. Saves a ton of space.
I used an exacto knife that I just ran around the wrenches and then went the depth I needed. Didn't take too long

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