Foam inlay for storing delicate parts

I have a whole bunch of glassware I’ve recently made and want to store safely. A standard way is to wrap each piece in cloth, but then it’s easy to forget what you have.

I cut some cardboard templates and made inserts for plastic tubs from foam. This worked well, but it’s time consuming to carefully slice each one.

Foam inserts

The lasercutter has a nifty trick where you can adjust the laser power to score an object but not cut all the way through. Using that, plus an ordinary cut on the foam made it extremely quick to make a lot of inserts.

If the glass piece is extremely delicate, I’ll put some cotton wool in there too, to stop it bumping around. Even with the wool the parts are a lot more visible than other methods I’ve seen around.

Files here:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1239436

 

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