Cleat screwdriver holder

Created By Shaper | October 24th, 2017

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Designed to work with a wall-mounted cleat system, this screwdriver holder can store all of your screwdrivers.

30 min

Intermediate

Category

Cleats

NameSize
cleat_screwdriver_v001.svg
3 kB

1/2" Plywood Spoilboard ShaperTape Double sided tape Wood Glue 180 Grit sandpaper
Shaper Origin 1/4" Up-Cut Bit 2 x 18" Clamps
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Pre-requisite for this design

This shelf is designed to work with a wall-mounted cleat system. The cleats are made out of ¾” plywood that are 2¼” tall, with a 45 degree angle facing the wall.

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Prepare your workstation

Place your spoilboard on top of your work surface.

Place double-sided woodworking tape about 6in apart on top of your spoilboard in the area that you will be cutting. Then place your ½” plywood on top of the spoilboard.

Clamp the plywood and spoilboard securely to the worksurface.

For more instruction on how to setup your workstation, click here

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Scan your workspace and place your design

Apply your ShaperTape to the general area that you will be cutting and in the area that the camera will be tracking while cutting. We recommend at least 14in x 18in of taped work surface for this project.

Scan your work surface.

Place your design in the workspace.

Once placed, test your placement on the workspace by hovering over the edges of your design with the tool to make ensure you will be able to complete all cuts without running into camps, edges, or losing the view of the ShaperTape.

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Install ¼” Up-Cut Bit

Unplug and remove the spindle from Origin and install the ¼” Up-Cut Bit into the collet. Re-install the spindle into the tool, plug it back in on the left side.

On screen, update the following:

Bit size: ¼” (.25in)
Z touch to calibrate the new bit height to your workspace

For more instruction on how to install and calibrate a new bit, click here.

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Make first cut pass of bracket pockets

In this design we will be making 2 types of cuts: pocket cuts for the shelf slot joints and screwdriver beds and outside cuts for the exterior contours of the brackets and shelf. We will start with the pocket cuts.

Hover over the edge of the shelf pockets (inside the brackets) and enter/confirm the following settings:

Depth: 1/4" (.25in)
Cut type: Pocket
Offset: .0
Bit size: 1/4" (.25in)
Spindle speed (off screen): 6

Cut out the pockets on each bracket, plunging and retracting the spindle between each cut.

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Make final cut pass of bracket pockets

Origin automatically offsets pocket cuts, so in order to achieve the final dimension for the joints you will need to remove the offset.

Hover over the edge of your pocket cuts and update the following settings:

Depth: ¼” (.25in)
Cut type: Inside
Offset: 0

Make the final cut pass around the pockets on each bracket, plunging and retracting the spindle between each cut.

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Update cut settings and pocket cut the recessed pocket for the screwdrivers

Next we will cut out recessed pocket on the top of the shelf for the screwdrivers. Hover over the edge of the pocket contour and update/confirm the following cut settings:

Depth: ⅛” (.125in)
Cut type: Pocket
Offset: 0
Bit size: ¼” (.25in)
Spindle speed (off screen): 6

Make the pocket cut pass across the recessed pocket on the shelf. You may want to go back and forth a few times, being cautious around the edges, to ensure a smooth bottom to the pocket.

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Update cut settings and make finishing pass around pocket contour

Origin automatically offsets pocket cuts, so in order to achieve the final dimension of the recessed screwdriver pocket, we will switch to an inside cut to remove the offset.

Hover over the edge of your pocket cut and update the following settings:

Cut type: Inside
Offset: 0

Make the final cut pass on the screwdriver pocket.

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Update cut settings and make first cut pass on the exterior contours of of all 4 parts

Next we will cut out the exterior contours of the design. Hover over the edge of one of the exterior contours and update/confirm the following cut settings:

Depth: ¼” (.25in)
Cut type: Outside
Offset: 0
Bit size: ¼” (.25in)
Spindle speed (off screen): 6

Make the first cut pass around the exterior contours of all 4 parts of the design.

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Update cut settings and make a finishing cut pass on the exterior contours of all 4 parts

To cut through the depth of the material, hover over the edge of one of the exterior contours and update/confirm the following cut settings:

Depth: ½” (.50in)

Make the final cut pass around the exterior contours of all 4 parts of the design.

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Finishing touches

Pop the designs out from your workstation.

Sand edges with 180 grit to get rid of any fuzz.

Apply glue to the inside of the rabbit joints, assemble, and clamp.

Note: If you do not have glue and clamps, you could use screws and pre-drilled holes.

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Congrats!

You’ve completed the project. Nice work!

Thanks, and happy shaping :)

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