Brace Bit Box

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Project by bit101 posted 08-28-2014 11:10 PM 1937 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve slowly managed to acquire a full set of vintage brace bits, from #4 to #16, needed a box that’d hold all of them. I spent some time in Sketchup, carefully planning this out. Then got down to work and built it out of solid oak. Finished with shellac and wax. The trays that separate the bits are removable in case someone wants to use it for another purpose some time down the line.

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#1 posted 08-29-2014 01:36 AM

It will be nice to have a place for all of your bits. Looks great.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#2 posted 08-29-2014 12:34 PM

Nice job!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 08-29-2014 01:37 PM

I’ve been thinking about what to do with all my brace bits…I’m totally stealing this!

Great design and well executed…nice build.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#4 posted 08-29-2014 01:44 PM


BinghamtonEd, if you want some rough Sketchup drawings, let me know.

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#5 posted 08-29-2014 02:24 PM

Actually, I went ahead and put the plans up.

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#6 posted 08-29-2014 03:31 PM

It looks great and it will be very useful so the bits are always on their place. Thanks for sharing it. Isra

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria),

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#7 posted 08-29-2014 04:38 PM

That’s love for the handcraft!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 08-29-2014 05:43 PM

Nicely done. The vintage ones seem to be all just trays stacked in a box so the drawers should be a big improvement in ease of use.

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#9 posted 08-29-2014 05:47 PM

Tim, yeah, I do have one vintage box. It’s double hinged. So invariably, when you open the bottom part, the ones in the top go all over the place.

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#10 posted 08-29-2014 09:41 PM

I find it kinda funny to what lengths we will go to make boxes, displays, and holders for our “toys and stuff”. Most folks would just throw this set of bits in an old shoebox, write “Drill Bits” on it with a Sharpie marker, and put it on the shelf.

Nice box! I like the removable trays for “otherwise” uses

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#11 posted 08-30-2014 04:25 PM

Just what I have been looking for to replace a plastic box in use at the moment. Thanks for posting.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#12 posted 08-31-2014 03:58 AM

Beats the socks off the not quite tall enough top heay coffe can with the bits jumbled up and pointing out at odd angles mine are in.

-- Ted

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