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Offline Df1k1

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Kaizen and Corona
« on: March 24, 2020, 07:52 PM »
So with time on my hands I decided to try to organize my MFT supplies.   Got tired of hearing them clang around and having to dig thru everything.
Having never used Kaizen before I was pretty happy. I was hoping to put the smaller parts on the Kaizen attached to the top but they kept falling out when I closed the lid. Poorly thought out on my part.
So..it’s pretty cramped but it works. Thinking of trying a SYS 2 for Fuji mini mite spray gun and accessories. But being a just a home workshop it’s probably over kill.
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« Last Edit: March 24, 2020, 08:16 PM by Df1k1 »

Offline Don T

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Re: Kaizen and Corona
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2020, 11:35 PM »
I like it. Well organized. I wish I a couple extra systainers and more Kaizen foam.
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Offline Rick Herrick

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Re: Kaizen and Corona
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2020, 12:02 AM »
Having never used Kaizen before I was pretty happy. I was hoping to put the smaller parts on the Kaizen attached to the top but they kept falling out when I closed the lid. Poorly thought out on my part.

I just watched some videos yesterday and was introduced to this Kaizen foam.  It looks like its in 1/8" layers that you somehow modify to fit your tools.  Is it that easy to use ?

Offline Don T

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Re: Kaizen and Corona
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2020, 01:34 AM »
Yes it is fairly easy. I have never got the bottoms to look real nice but it works great.
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Offline Df1k1

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Re: Kaizen and Corona
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2020, 07:25 AM »
@Rick. Don T is right. Very easy to use. The bottoms don’t come out all that well. kaizen sells a very overpriced accessory to smooth out the bottom using heat.
What I did was heat up a socket extension with a blow torch and tamped on the bottom of all the cut outs. Seem to work pretty well. Now if I just could’ve figured out a way for all the knob clamps to stay in the top lid! Then the box really would’ve rocked. Was thinking of using Velcro and put a small piece of Velcro stuck on a knob with the matching side of Velcro glued to the bottom of the cutout.
Decided against it.  I think that would’ve looked pretty crappy

Offline UncleJoe

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Re: Kaizen and Corona
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2020, 10:10 AM »
Here is my trick for perfectly smooth bottoms in your Kaizen foam ever time and it acutall make cutting the foam much faster..

This works very well for me your milage may vary

Lets say you are cutting out a simple wrench in 57 mm- 2 1/4 foam. Outline your wrench however you like. Now lenghten your blade to cut all the way through the foam. You may be more comfortable cutting halfway through then cutting the second half. Now remove ALL the cutout foam in one clean piece. Lets say you want the wrench to sit in the foam so the bottom of the wrench pocket is 1/2 inch fromthe top. Take the cutout and measure up from the bottom 1/2 inch and with your blade extended make a slicing cut parallel with the top surface. Now you have a copy of the wrench that is 1.75 inches tall. Place the thiner copy in the pocket. Use a little super glue or 2P10 on the sides and it will bond together as one piece. Since you kept the top side facing up you will now have a factory finish in the bottom of your pocket and you did not have to spend the time tearing out layers.
I am not young enough to know everything!

Online Bob D.

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Re: Kaizen and Corona
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2020, 10:29 AM »
That's a great trick @UncleJoe , thanks. I've been wanting to fix up a box for some radio gear and this will work great for that.
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Offline Rick Herrick

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Re: Kaizen and Corona
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2020, 10:38 AM »
Here is my trick for perfectly smooth bottoms in your Kaizen foam ever time and it acutall make cutting the foam much faster..

This works very well for me your milage may vary

Lets say you are cutting out a simple wrench in 57 mm- 2 1/4 foam. Outline your wrench however you like. Now lenghten your blade to cut all the way through the foam. You may be more comfortable cutting halfway through then cutting the second half. Now remove ALL the cutout foam in one clean piece. Lets say you want the wrench to sit in the foam so the bottom of the wrench pocket is 1/2 inch fromthe top. Take the cutout and measure up from the bottom 1/2 inch and with your blade extended make a slicing cut parallel with the top surface. Now you have a copy of the wrench that is 1.75 inches tall. Place the thiner copy in the pocket. Use a little super glue or 2P10 on the sides and it will bond together as one piece. Since you kept the top side facing up you will now have a factory finish in the bottom of your pocket and you did not have to spend the time tearing out layers.
@UncleJoe .  Thank you, I agree with Bob, that sounds like a great option.

Offline Df1k1

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Re: Kaizen and Corona
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2020, 01:10 PM »
@UncleJoe. Now you tell me!  Great idea I will definitely try that.

Offline Don T

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Re: Kaizen and Corona
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2020, 01:32 PM »
I’m going to try that trick next time @UncleJoe
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Offline Coen

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Re: Kaizen and Corona
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 10:21 AM »
That definitely beats my use of bubble foil to stop a heatgun from moving around in it's Systainer   [bite tongue]