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Old 03-17-2019, 04:06 PM
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The weekend is here, so I decided it’s time to get some kind of order in the shop. I been building some damper assemblies, and have been working non-stop, and there are tools, parts and swarf, everywhere.

I spent about 15 minutes looking for a #6-32 tap, I know I have scads of then, but damned if I could find anyone of them. Before Monday morning, I have to sort through about 8 drawers full of taps, get them sorted and get some kind of inventory.

I also have to work out the Rockwell milling machine’s power feed situation, I really like the Rockwell mill, but the lack of power feeds has made my laziness become very apparent. The problem is the standard available power feeds, are really too large for the mill. I looked at CNC style servos, but the power supplies and other hardware, seems too complicated. My problem is I want (and eventually will get) X, Y and Z (knee) power feeds.

Enough slacking off, I got to go back to work.
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Old 03-17-2019, 06:42 PM
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I didn't know GNAP's had agendas.....

FWIW I just put all the taps in one box per size.

For Example 1/4".... I put both fine and course thread, as well
a plug, spiral, and bottoming taps in the same bin.

I find I can easily pick them out from each other, and any finer
sorting would result in too many bins/boxes.
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Old 03-17-2019, 06:51 PM
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I used these for tap storage. The dividers are removable for longer taps. One for coarse and one for fine.
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Old 03-17-2019, 07:55 PM
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We’re talking thousands of taps......................

They current inventory encompasses a whole Craftsman bottom box and a few other drawers and in 2 intermediate boxes.
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:15 AM
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We’re talking thousands of taps......................

They current inventory encompasses a whole Craftsman bottom box and a few other drawers and in 2 intermediate boxes.
At the shop (I didn't know if you were working at sorting them for in the van)
I bought several packages of those HF light grey bins.

A simple label maker strip "#10 Taps", etc. Using the aforementioned
sorting protocol.

I went thru and simply edited the note for the next label, and banged out
a bunch of them in no time.
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Old 03-18-2019, 03:58 PM
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I like the label maker idea. I need to pick one up.

I use a few of the clear bins from HF wrote the tap size and drill size on the lid in sharpie for quick reference.
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Old 03-20-2019, 10:47 PM
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I like the label maker idea. I need to pick one up.

I use a few of the clear bins from HF wrote the tap size and drill size on the lid in sharpie for quick reference.
I used similar ones. I like the drill size idea. Consider it stolen.
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