Ryobi driver/accessory kits? Did they stop with the canvas rolls?

    I was given one of the Ryobi drill bits & accessory kits a bunch of years ago. Wonderful, rolled up into a compact unit that stuffs in
a tool bag.     Since then, I have accumulated a metric but load of hexdrive drills, screwdriver bits, allen drives and the other goodies. But there seems to be this idea that space is infinite, and one can use the space of a steven king novel to store and hold a dozen drill bits. No wonder tool boxes are now coming with wheels and extendable handles! It isn't the weight of the tools - but the bulk of all the plastic kits, boxes and accessory containers!     Anyway, what I am looking for is another canvas roll with (in this case) elastic bands for the holding of drill bits, hex drive bits (slotted, Philips, square drive, pozi drive, and security torx drive) and related.     Does anyone have any idea why they stopped making these, and just went to custom built injection molded containers with no room for expansion?
    Arrgh.
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On Sat, 17 Jun 2017 16:36:37 -0700, pyotr filipivich

I needed the same thing when I was a handyman and came up with these, which continue to work well for me:
http://tinyurl.com/ya43lz25 http://tinyurl.com/yafge8vy
http://tinyurl.com/yajtt2lh http://tinyurl.com/y97725s5
Those I bought ranged in price from $0.01 - $0.99 with free shipping.
Different styles work for short/med/long driver bits, nut drivers, spade bits, 1/4" drive extensions, etc. They lie flat in my impactor case and don't take up much room. Life is 4+ years so far.

They probably couldn't continue getting a profit from it.
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    One problem with the elastic bands is that it allows the edges of the drill flutes to bash against each other, thus dulling them.
    Another problem is that some shapes are not good for holding under elastic bands. I have this problem with the rechargeable batteries for the Nikon camera. They keep slipping out of the bands and falling into the bottom of the case.
    For everything else, the elastic bands might work, but the old style rolls with pockets formed by stitches separating them. Make it out of old oilcloth, if you can find it, otherwise perhaps with the tarp materials which are now available. Perhaps add some tough cloth along the bottom of each groove to reinforce the stitches.
    This assumes that you have a sewing machine.

    It is easier to automate the production of the molded containers, so it costs less to make them.

    Good Luck,         DoN.
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    Many suggestions, thanks.
     The pencil roll case is a good suggestion
    Still I'm looking for something very much like this: <https://picclick.com/Ryobi-Roll-Up-Case-Masonry-Set-Drill-Bils-371922866298.html
    If not this version, I have one like this - it works for me, I want another to collect all the bits which don't "have a home" - or as nice a place as this.
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    Not a problem - so far. things are held nice and tight against the roll, which rolls up into a small space. Not a lot of room to have things rattling around.

    On that line - I hate having black plastic or painted tools in a black accessory bag, in the bottom of an oh so trendy black toolbag, with another black case on top of it - and not enough light. (even if it is mid day and I'm outside.)

    Yeah, that I think I might be able to find easier.
    OTOH - again with they make them do everything and then some, and all I want is a straight stitch.

    Probably. Of course, now you have a huge box taking up room on a table / bench or drawer - and you cannot add anything to it. Like the specialty drive bits needed for your job.
    If I get the time machine working, I'm going back and buying up bunches of the more practical rolls, tools and other goodies. Forget the lottery - there's where the money is. -- pyotr filipivich "With Age comes Wisdom. Although far too often, Age travels alone."
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    Thanks. Will look more closely later in the summer. After The Project. -- pyotr filipivich "With Age comes Wisdom. Although far too often, Age travels alone."
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wrote:

It can be pricy from there, too, but not like AU shipping costs.

Shipped to or imported into the ROK? (CA, not Korea)

Ebay is (or was) a great low-priced source, for ducks, denims, backpack nylon/1000 denier Cordura.
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    Can also make a road trip to Janzen Beach. Lot of fabric using companies there, so sometimes you can get finds. (I know a "liturgical tailor" who scored a bunch of cordura in black. Just the thing for 'work cassocks' for priests and deacons who wear one on construction jobs. "Accidentally nailed it to the joist, just pulled the nail - good as new." But I digress.) -- pyotr filipivich "With Age comes Wisdom. Although far too often, Age travels alone."
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on Sun, 02 Jul 2017

Melting the cut edges in a candle flame makes nylon much nicer to work with. -jsw
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On Mon, 03 Jul 2017 17:57:53 -0700, pyotr filipivich

Long ago, I did a website for a lady who made liturgical vestments. I had absolutely no idea they wore Cordura, nor that they were laborers and carpenters.
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    Depends. Some Eastern Orthodox Deacons & Priest have side jobs to pay the bills, especially if the parish is small or a mission. And some prefer to wear the cassock all the time, so "I need a 'work' cassock."     What was interesting was her story of trying to make a set of vestments for an Army Chaplain - with neck holes which would fit over his helmet. And in "subdued" colors. 8-) Managed. -- pyotr filipivich "With Age comes Wisdom. Although far too often, Age travels alone."
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    [ ... ]

    I didn't suggest a *new* sewing machine. What I have is the Singer 221 "Featherweight", which folds up to be quite small, and (by itself) sews straight lines. There are accessories for various thing, such as holding an edge folded twice for the stitching -- and even a separate accessory which will do buttonholes. It happened to come with mine from an antique dealer -- who normally sold antique clocks, but happened to have this for sale after his wife passed on. I've used the buttonhole attachment *once* -- to put red-lined buttonholes on the neck button of a vampire cape. :-) The straight stitching I've used many times. (And no, my wife does no sewing, so it is up to me. :-)

    Let me know if you bring forward a load of such things. :-)
    Enjoy,         DoN.
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    One of my regrets, was not grabbing Mom's sewing machine when she passed on. A Singer, old as me, with cams for the fancy stitching. -- pyotr filipivich "With Age comes Wisdom. Although far too often, Age travels alone."
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On Tue, 04 Jul 2017 20:24:12 -0700, pyotr filipivich

Got that downstairs, if you want it come get it.
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I paid $395 on barter (ITEX) for a Consew 210 with table. Great little machine. The guy installed the slower motor for me since I didn't need a 4k-stitch-per-minute machine. It's for sale in So Oregon.
The Singer 111w Walking Foot cost me $135 with table. The manual says it requires left twist thread, which manufacturers say doesn't exist.
And I found a Universal for $5 at a garage sale. It's just like the Singers from the early 20th century.
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No. It handled 100+ laptop glare guards (1/8 foam, 2x 390d ripstop nylon with urethane waterproof backing, glue, and 2 layers of nauga binding), but I would have had a better go with a WF. That's why I bought the Singer 111. I do miss the reverse on the Consew, though.
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