Kids Toolset

Created By Shaper | December 5th, 2017

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A six piece wooden toolset, complete with a hammer, screwdriver, pliers, saw, and ruler

1 hr

Easy

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Toys

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1/4" Plywood 1/8" Dowel Spoilboard ShaperTape Double sided tape Sandpaper Wood glue
Shaper Origin V60 Engraving Bit 1/4" Up-Cut Bit Clamps
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Prepare your work table

Setup your spoilboard on top of your work table.

In the area you will be cutting, apply double-sided tape about 2 in. apart on the back of your material. Remove backing from the tape and stick down to your spoilboard.

Clamp the material and spoilboard together securely to the work table.

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Setup your workspace in Origin

Apply ShaperTape to your material in the area that the camera will be tracking while cutting. For this design, we recommend at least 20 in. x 34 in. of taped work surface above your cut area.

Scan your work surface and Place design file in the workspace along the bottom long edge of your plywood.

Once placed, test your placement by hovering over the edges of your design with the tool to 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 V60 Engraving Bit

Install the V60 Engraving Bit.

On screen, update the following:

Bit size: V60 (.02 in.)
Z touch: to calibrate the new bit height to your workspace

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Engrave the ruler lines

Hover over the edge of one of the ruler lines and update/confirm the following settings:

Depth: .03
Cut type: On line
Offse: 0
Bit size: V60
Spindle speed (off screen): 2-3

Engrave each of the ruler lines, plunging and retracting the spindle between cuts.

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Install 1/4" Up-Cut Bit

Install the 1/4" Up-Cut Bit.

On screen, update the following:

Bit size: 1/4" (.25 in.)
Z touch to calibrate the new bit height to your workspace

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Rough cut interior shapes of saw handles and plier joint holes

In this design we will make three types of cuts - Inside, Pocket, and Outside. For each type of cut we will first make rough cuts and then finish cuts to clean up the edges. We will start with Inside cuts on the interiors of the saw handles and plier joint holes, then Pocket cut the interior of the plier, screwdriver, and hammer handles, and lastly make Outside cuts around the exterior contours of each of the tools.

Hover over the edge of the inside shape of one of the saw handles and update/confirm the following settings:

Depth: 0.23 in.
Cut type: Inside
Offset: 0.02 in.
Bit size: 1/4" (.25 in.)
Spindle speed (off screen): 6

Make an Inside pass around each of the three inside saw handle shapes and the small holes inside the pliers.

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Finish cut interior shapes of saw handles and plier joint holes

Hover over the edge of the inside shape on one of the saw handles and update/confirm the following settings:

Depth: 0.28 in.
Cut type: Inside
Offset: 1/4" (.25 in.)
Spindle speed (off screen): 6

Make a finish pass around each of the three inside saw handle shapes and plier holes, going slowly towards the end of your cuts so that the loose interior pieces do not fly out or damage your cuts.

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Pocket cut the pliers, screwdriver, and hammer handles

Hover over the edge of the grey pocket cut on the pliers and update/confirm the following settings:

Depth: 1/8" (.125 in.)
Cut type: Pocket
Offset: 0
Bit size: 1/4" (.25 in.)
Spindle speed (off screen): 6

Pocket cut the grey pocket areas on all six shapes, plunging and retracting the spindle between cuts.

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Finish cut around the pliers, screwdriver, and hammer handle pockets

Origin automatically offsets pocket cuts, so in order to clean up the edges and achieve the full dimension of the pocketed shapes, you will need need to make a final inside pass around each shape.

Hover over the edge of the grey pocket cut on the pliers and update/confirm the following settings:

Depth: 1/8" (.125 in.)
Cut type: Inside
Offset: 0
Bit size: 1/4" (.25 in.)
Spindle speed (off screen): 6

Make an inside cut pass around each of the six pockets, plunging and retracting the spindle between cuts.

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Rough cut all exterior contours of tools

Hover over the edge of the outside contours of any of the tool shapes and update/confirm the following settings:

Depth: .23 in.
Cut type: Outside
Offset: 0.2 in.
Bit size: 1/4" (.25 in.)
Spindle speed (off screen): 6

Make a rough pass around each of the tool shapes, with the exception of the nut (above the pliers). We will cut the nut out in a later step.

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Finish cut all exterior contours of tools

Hover over the edge of one of the outside contours of any of the tool shapes and update/confirm the following settings:

Depth: .28 in.
Cut type: Outside
Offset: 0
Bit size: 1/4" (.25 in.)
Spindle speed (off screen): 6

Make an finish pass around each of tools shapes, going slowly towards the end of your cuts so that the tool shapes do not fly out and get damaged by the spindle.

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Finish cut all exterior contours of tools

The nut shape (located above the pliers) is small and a little tricky, so we will cut it out in 3 careful steps.

First, we will cut out the interior circle on the nut. Hover edge the circle inside the nut and update/confirm the following cut settings and make your cut, and holding down the auto button:

Depth: 1/8" (.125 in.)
Cut type: Inside
Offset: 0
Bit size: 1/4" (.25 in.)
Spindle speed (off screen): 6

The nut shape is so small that it could potentially be sucked up by your dust collector when you cut it out, so to avoid this we will cut out the exterior contour in 2 steps.

The first cut will be just below the thickness of your material so that a thin “skin” holds the nut in place. The second cut will cut through the depth of the material, but we recommend only cutting 2 opposite corners of the nut, leaving “tabs” on the other edges, and then cutting the shape out with an exacto knife.

Hover over the outside edge of the nut and update/confirm the following cut settings:

1st pass:
Depth: 0.23 in.
Cut type: Outside
Offset: 0
Bit size: 1/4" (.25 in.)
Spindle speed (off screen): 6

2nd pass:
Depth: 0.28 in. (only on 2 opposite sides)

Follow your cut with an exacto blade (or similar) to remove the nut from your material.

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Sand the tools + stain, finish or paint (optional)

Pop the finished pieces off of the spoilboard and remove all tape.

Sand each tool with 180 grit sandpaper to get rid of any "fuzz" around the holes and soften the edges so they are no longer sharp.

Apply child safe stain, finish or paint as desired. In this project we use an oak colored stain for the tool handles and a clear stain for the tool bodies.

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Assemble the tool handles

Apply glue to the inside pockets of the screwdriver and hammer handles and then fit the handles around the center pieces. Clamp or rubber band together, wiping away any excess glue.

For the head of the hammer and saw handle, apply glue to inside piece, align outsides to the center piece, and then clamp all three parts together, wiping away any excess glue.

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Assemble the pliers

Cut your dowel down to length: .38 in. long.

Glue the dowel into the hole on one of the plier handles, with the dowel sticking up on the pocketed side.

Once dry, place the second plier handle on top of the first and then glue the nut on top of the protruding dowel. You may want to place a little paper in between the nut and the plier handle so that no glue leaks through and sticks the nut to the plier handle.

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Congrats

You’ve completed the project. Nice work!

Give those tools to your favorite kiddo.

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