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Portable Router Bit Storage

06-03-2016 09:35 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

Make some storage for your router bits that keeps everything together and is portable! Check out the video on YouTube here.

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Time Saving Mortises!

04-02-2016 06:40 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Create mortises quickly!

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Odds 'N' Ends #6: Magnetic Forstner Bit Storage

02-04-2016 10:36 PM by ThomasLightle | 0 comments »

I thought I would try something different for bit storage this time. I grabbed one of those magnetic tool holders from Harbor Freight, cut a bunch of V-grooves into it with the bench grinder and bam, instant Forstner bit rack. What do you guys think?Enjoy! Magnetic Forstner Bit Storage

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Easy Made Dril Bit Storage

09-09-2015 09:11 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

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$5 Brace and Bit Restoration

07-20-2015 11:27 PM by Jorgearaujo | 13 comments »

So on my way home on Friday I stopped at the American Way Thrift Store… Pretty rare occurance for me but I am glad I did. I walked around the store not really looking for anything in particular but way in the back, actually in the area where they take the stuff and put price tags on it before bringing into the store. I found an old Brace and Bit, it was pretty rusty but checking the chuck and the rachet part I realized it was in good shape, also the grip and head didn’t wobble too...

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Current Project #16: Brad Point Drill Case

10-28-2014 03:36 PM by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

At the moment I have a guitar with a reglued bridge on my work table and since the chair is on hold until I buy some wood, I decided to do something small. I’ve had a new set of seven brad point bits for over a year and they’ve lived on my drill press table, just scattered about. Today I decided to build a wooden case for them out of scrap wood. The photo is of he glue up. I’ll be adding a hinged wooden lid to add to the ‘looks-like-a-10-year-old-made-this’...

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Bit Braces #3: Bit Gauges

05-05-2014 03:34 AM by WayneC | 11 comments »

I have a couple of styles of Stanley Bit Gauges that I thought may be of interest to folks using auger bits. These are Stanley #47 and #49 Bit Gauges. Essentially they attach to your auger bit and indicate when to stop drilling. The #47 has a spring that flexes when it reaches the desired depth. The #49 has a couple of wings and will not let you drill any further. Keep your eyes open for these guys if you happen to be out rust hunting… Stanley #47 Bit Gauge ...

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Bit Braces #2: Side by Side Photographic Comparisons of Some Quality Bit Braces

10-12-2013 03:15 AM by WayneC | 9 comments »

Just some photos I took tonight that I thought I would share so you could see some of the braces from the previous blog post side by side. 12” Lion and 12” North Bros 2100 Yankee 12” Yankee and 12” Millers Falls 731 Holdall 12” Lion and 12” Holdall 10” Yankee 2101 and 10” Goodell Pratt 2510 Millers Falls Lion Chuck and a no name, typical brace Chuck 12” Lion and 12” Yankee Chucks 12” Yankee and 12” H...

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Bit Braces #1: Braces to look for

10-10-2013 11:11 PM by WayneC | 44 comments »

Thought I would share the list of bit braces that I am tracking. The list has been compiled from a variety of sources on the web. If you have suggestions of high quality braces that are not on the list, please let me know. North Brothers Yankee braces, including the 2100, 2100A, 2101, and 2101A series. 8”, 10”, 12”. 14”. Example of 6” versions are rare but known. Whimble braces exist. North Brothers are better Quality than Stanley. North Brothers was acqu...

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Fun with Router Bits

09-06-2013 02:00 AM by Kean | 8 comments »

I’ve been buying my router bits from MLCS for years and never had a problem with one. Until today, that is. Received in the mail today a solid carbide pattern routing bit. Mounted it in the router table and started to do the finish work on the guide holes in the cheese press I’m building. All was going well, then the bit suddenly caught a little and made an odd noise. Slap the emergency stop, check the setup, can’t find anything wrong. Start it back up and continue working. ...

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