Previously I’ve made a couple of these using a 3D printer:
but mislike the texture of 3D printing (yeah, the folks who say this will become the new wood grain, no, just no.)
So since indulged and got myself a nifty new Mininch Toolpen Mini (what can I say, I’m a sucker for multi-function tools, and sets of tools, and miniature things):
(annoyingly, I am going to need to work up a jig to reshape the flat screwdriver tips, and will probably need to replace the P2 Pentalob bit (it’s bent))
Oddly, the bit case for the mini isn’t suited for storing in their nifty canvas pouch, and I’m severely space-constrained in my current EDC toolkit effort, so am addressing that by making a pair of holders which will accommodate these:
I’ve gotten to the point where it’s easier with that file to work in Carbide Create (need 3D so as to get some dimensions for a fixture/jig right (it’ll hold the ends of the cover and allow drilling and countersinking them and rounding over the corners — I will probably also draw in some addition lines to use a ball-nosed endmill to begin to round off ends of the covers as I drew in to begin to round out the detents on the base. Hopefully will have a .c2d file to post soon, then I’ll need to work up a sacrificial fixture to hold the bases in place so as to cut out the recesses for the tools.
N.B. the dimensions for this version are different from the ones shown in the photo and will not fit in an Altoids tin (needed to enlarge them so as to hold 8 and 9 bits each) — for those who’re curious about the balance of my EDC kit, it’s mostly listed on my bike page: https://www.pedalroom.com/bike/montague-swissbike-x50-blacked-out-30784 and there’s an album of the Levenger Safety Case which is the core of it: https://imgur.com/a/aHfvp
EDIT: drawing updated to add jig and pockets to round off ends of cover, and svg now imports at correct size — FURTHER EDIT: updated for clearance pockets and more clamping room Hopefully final edit, removed duplicate paths to allow for room for clamps and waste when cutting.