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    Default source for shallow grooved drawer dividers?

    I am looking to buy these. I can only find this one picture online but I have not been able to find anything like it for sale.

    I need something with lots of shallow grooves to keep end mills from rattling against each other.


    I'm aware of the custom routed wood option



    I've been searching for some time.

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    Have you checked with Lista?

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    I just got a few vidmar cabinets myself and have been thinking the same thing. Mostly for small drill bits where they will be likely to get under the dividers. A few thoughts I had were to buy some cheap plastic sheeting 3/4" or 1" thick and cut grooves into it myself. Seems like HDPE which I think may be available cheap from recycled milk jugs. Also I have been looking at what the crafters use and see what they have.

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    How about miniature corrugated plastic?

    Here's a company that sells it by the foot and the corrugations are about 4mm high, which would be fine for smaller sized (1/2" and under?) tools:



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    I use v-grooved acoustical foam panels I snagged off craigslist. Paid about $50 for a Suburban-full. Used a dozen in the shop, and the balance will go to the man cave for (gasp) actual acoustical treatment.

    A ball-nose mill and a stack of surplus plastic cutting boards would make a good apprentice project. The 2x2 hard foam interlocking floor tiles would probably mill up just fine, too. Scary sharp tools & high rpm for that, probably.

    Chip

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    I use these to organize my tool chest drawers. They are inexpensive and come in two sizes 9x14 and 7.5x11. The lids are easy to cut off if they are in the way.

    Husky 14 in. 15-Compartment Bin Small Parts Organizer-8353N13 - The Home Depot
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    Are these what you are looking for? "Slotted Drawer Partitions" on page 119?

    http://www.listaintl.com/sites/defau...rawaccs_08.pdf

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    These trays give you a lot of layout flexibility, I leave tools in their sleeves to prevent banging together:

    Schaller Corporation - Red Plastic Boxes, Organize Your Workspace

    You can find Schaller products on Ebay and the web for more purchasing choices. An Ebay search for "Jewelry Tray Parts Storage" (no quotes) will get you some different options for dividers. Play with the search terms for more.

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    i misunderstood your post and thought yo were referring to the slotted dividers.

    Perhaps these are what you are looking for. They are modular and snap together.

    Slotted Grooved Trays | ListaCabinets by DMARK

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    Here are some from global industrial. About $90-$100 for 2'x2' size

    Search Results - GlobalIndustrial.com

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    I use "aluminum heat sink" material for some grooved organizers. Searching eBay will return about 5000 hits. Resort by lowest $ first. Many sizes of various dimensions. You can easily mill down the fins to achieve a shallow groove.

    aluminum heat sink in Computer Components and Parts | eBay

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    I want to buy the ones in my first picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsergison View Post
    I want to buy the ones in my first picture.

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    Do you want dividers, as your post title says, or do you want the trays?

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    Here's the source of the ones in your first picture.

    Tap Trays

    Notice the smilarity to my suggestion in post #5...
    As in, they made them instead of buying them.
    They will probably make you some, too!

    Chip

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milland View Post
    These trays give you a lot of layout flexibility, I leave tools in their sleeves to prevent banging together:

    Schaller Corporation - Red Plastic Boxes, Organize Your Workspace

    You can find Schaller products on Ebay and the web for more purchasing choices. An Ebay search for "Jewelry Tray Parts Storage" (no quotes) will get you some different options for dividers. Play with the search terms for more.

    I just ordered a bunch of these last week. Price is right... Haven't gotten them yet tho...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip Chester View Post
    Here's the source of the ones in your first picture.

    Tap Trays

    Notice the smilarity to my suggestion in post #5...
    As in, they made them instead of buying them.
    They will probably make you some, too!

    Chip
    I missed that those were special made from solid.
    I hoped to find a molded version of that for cheap.

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    These guys will make cut-out-foam inserts based on your design. Multiple same-size pockets would probably be EZ for them.

    Custom sized tool foam - cut to fit your toolbox

    Never used them, etc.

    Chip

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    the $100 per drawer solutions are nice, but then you have this:

    Wellkarton auf Rollen | Wellkarton auf Rollen | Kartonverpackung | blishop.ch

    you can spray it with some solvent based paint that soaks in to make it more durable. several sizes available. there is also stuff like that on ebay much cheaper. doubt its worth it.

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    I use this stuff:

    top-plastic-vinyl-carpet-protector.jpg

    It's made to go under carpets. I bought it at Home Depot, I think it cost about $5/yard.

    They had 2 different kinds, one with the bumps on approx. 1/2" centers, and one with the bumps separated by about 1".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip Chester View Post
    Here's the source of the ones in your first picture.

    Tap Trays

    Notice the smilarity to my suggestion in post #5...
    As in, they made them instead of buying them.
    They will probably make you some, too!

    Chip
    Those cutting boards are usually polypropylene and cut like butter with sharp tools. I've made many things (including smaller cutting boards) from various ones and sometimes the local dollar store has them super cheap. I don't know anywhere I could buy comparable material in small quantities that cheaply.


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