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I'm changing my counter storage from Planos to Raaco using the 3D printed trays from Ritterkrieg. Does anyone have a storage plan using these trays? Can you please share? Note I'm using the full trays designed by Ritterkrieg not the 3d printed inserts for the Raaco A65 tray.

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I'm changing my counter storage from Planos to Raaco using the 3D printed trays from Ritterkrieg. Does anyone have a storage plan using these trays? Can you please share? Note I'm using the full trays designed by Ritterkrieg not the 3d printed inserts for the Raaco A65 tray.

Thanks!
Derrek's trays are good, but I think the ones I uploaded on the texas-asl site are better. What I recommend is you print as you go, changing things into the trays as you go and seeing what you need. It is hard to provide a plan since it can be very personal in the approach. I do recommend you print your trays in nationality color just because it looks so good. The trays that I uploaded evolved over time. They are tweezer friendly and there are two kinds: one which stacks three in a column and one which stacks four in a column. I have my whole kit into seven trays with about 20% free space for expansion. - jim
 

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Derrek's trays are good, but I think the ones I uploaded on the texas-asl site are better. What I recommend is you print as you go, changing things into the trays as you go and seeing what you need. It is hard to provide a plan since it can be very personal in the approach. I do recommend you print your trays in nationality color just because it looks so good. The trays that I uploaded evolved over time. They are tweezer friendly and there are two kinds: one which stacks three in a column and one which stacks four in a column. I have my whole kit into seven trays with about 20% free space for expansion. - jim
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Which files are yours? I looked and I see the one which stacks three in a column and one which stacks four in a column but, they have Derek Ritter's name associated to them.
 

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Jim,
Which files are yours? I looked and I see the one which stacks three in a column and one which stacks four in a column but, they have Derek Ritter's name associated to them.
I am not sure. I just looked and I cannot tell which. -- jim
 

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Just added the ones I use here. The original files were done by @sdennis. They were modified by @klasmalmstrom 's brother Dennis to this configuration. This is the last iteration of files and the ones I currently use in my system. If I were doing it all over again, I would print using filament in nationality color based on what was being stored in the tray. -- jim
 

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I am not sure. I just looked and I cannot tell which. -- jim
Jim, the ones I originally received from you you forwarded from Jonathan Kay and are the 3 sets of files with his name on them. Is the one you included in the download section here different?
 

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I just had a look at the 3D files on Texas ASL downloads, and they all look to be nice variations on the Raaco theme. The ones labeled from Ritterkrieg seem to be very good if you already have the Raaco A75 inserts and are looking for some customization at a low filament cost; the others are good variations.

I had made my own variation, with an added sliding lid that can help keep the counters in place (and can get some embossed text at slicing for easy content identification, as the opacity does make this step more of a problem. I had not cut a hole in the bottom to ease counter removal, this is a nice touch that I'll certainly copy in my next version.

In case anyone with a 3D printer has been following the "GridFinity" system of containers, there is a nice printable box that can be found here (Prusa Printables site). The system organizes containers in multiples of 42x42mm with heights in multiples of 6mm; this is not quite optimal for ASL counters, but one can make a 2x2 grid for 5/8" counters in a 42x42mm unit, or a 5x5 grid of 1/2" counters in 84x84mm, and then you can make a 100% 3D printed box with its customized inserts. The box should probably be printed in PETG for durability; inserts could certainly use PLA (I am using PETG myself).

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The box shown here (5x4 compartments of 42x42mm, height in 9 units of 6mm) will fit a complete German OB, with some room to spare; I believe most nationalities will fit in 6 units of height. Only the individual inserts are my creation, the box is from the Printables site; if there is interest for them I can make the inserts available, preferably in the .stl format instead of the source OpenSCAD format as I don't want anybody to ever see my source code.

One advantage of this system is that inserts are very flexible, as you can see I use a mix of single-compartment inserts (for infantry that comes in large quantities), or have each counter type in its own compartment for vehicles/guns/leaders/SW. I use either 2 or 3 units of height, both have their uses.

(Printing times are quite long, though. On my Prusa printer, the base for a 5x4x6u box, that is less high than the one shown here, takes almost 12 hours to print. Don't do this if you have to pay for time on the printer)
 

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Just added the ones I use here. The original files were done by @sdennis. They were modified by @klasmalmstrom 's brother Dennis to this configuration. This is the last iteration of files and the ones I currently use in my system. If I were doing it all over again, I would print using filament in nationality color based on what was being stored in the tray. -- jim
After some test printing by my son, I decided to go ahead and get a 3D printer, an Acnyubic Kobra 2, colored filament and started my own prints. I chose The Bishop's trays and have completed the Germans an am working on the Russians. I decided to get my own printer so I can print on demand as I organize the counters as trying to tell my son to what to print would be a guess and to print on demand by him would triple the time this takes as I would have to tell him to print, go pick up the tray and repeat this cycle over and over.

Thanks Jim for your help.
 

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After some test printing by my son, I decided to go ahead and get a 3D printer, an Acnyubic Kobra 2, colored filament and started my own prints. I chose The Bishop's trays and have completed the Germans an am working on the Russians. I decided to get my own printer so I can print on demand as I organize the counters as trying to tell my son to what to print would be a guess and to print on demand by him would triple the time this takes as I would have to tell him to print, go pick up the tray and repeat this cycle over and over.

Thanks Jim for your help.
I am glad you enjoy them Fred. You should also be thanks @sdennis for his original designs, @Jacksons for his work, and @klasmalmstrom's brother Dennis for his final design. @Fiedler also had a part in the iteration I went through to get to the current version I use. Without them, those inserts wouldn't be nearly as good as they are. -- jim
 
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Just added the ones I use here. The original files were done by @sdennis. They were modified by @klasmalmstrom 's brother Dennis to this configuration. This is the last iteration of files and the ones I currently use in my system. If I were doing it all over again, I would print using filament in nationality color based on what was being stored in the tray. -- jim
Jim can you post some pictures of your finished trays? @Sparafucil3
 
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There are some on my blog. Search for the word Storage. — jim
I've got my eye on a ender 5 pro on offer up. What else do I need? What's the process? I'm pretty tech savvy but this is beyond my scope right now. @Sparafucil3
 

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I am traveling so it is hard to respond. There are lots of YouTube videos that can help. Focus on bed leveling to begin with.
 

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I have my entire set of ASL counters and overlays in 3 Raaco boxes sorted into these printed trays.
The 8 insert trays along the top are the 1/2" Korean counters and two trays of info counters. All the trays shown minus the 8 in the very top row fit into the two Raaco boxes shown in the bottom photo. The 8 trays at the top fit into another Raaco box with all my laminated overlays. These 3 boxes all fit into a single Raaco 4-rail handybox.
 
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