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Project by Oaker posted 10-30-2014 02:49 AM 1655 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Everyone. I’ve been really wanting to use up a last little piece of this birdseye maple I had but it was really small. I decided to make this small router but box that would hold the 11 bits I use most.

I posted this box after I stained it looking for advise/help and several people supplied great information. I was struggling with glue residue and stain blotches. Here is a link if you want to take a look. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/107279

This turned out to be 7×4 x 4 1/2. The scraps are walnut and birdseye maple. I raised the shelf so that I could store extra bearing’s, hex wrench and bit profile information (in case my mind goes blank). None of these would be used often so I thought this would help them from getting lost.

I just put the hinges on the outside and finished this with three coats of General Finished wipe on poly. I found the clasp at Hobby Lobby. I never realized these were so hard to find in a silver finish.

Thanks for looking.

-- Larry - Illinois





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drewpy

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#1 posted 10-30-2014 04:58 AM

Nice use of scrap wood for a great box to hold your bits. Thanks for sharing.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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realcowtown_eric

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#2 posted 10-30-2014 05:56 AM

Some many years ago I made a block to store my router bits in. KD material Kept it in shop warm and dry.

Seems like the bits not used for a few years developed rust…Had to pry them out. they had light surface rust on the shanks.

Suggest a light coating of oil on the wood if the holes are tight fittting to avoid same effect

Eric

-- Real_cowtown_eric

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lightweightladylefty

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#3 posted 10-30-2014 06:08 AM

Larry,

I hope you keep your box in a prominent place in your home so everyone can admire it!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 10-30-2014 08:15 AM

Darn nice looking router bit box… Heck I be sleeping with it…

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#5 posted 10-30-2014 09:39 AM

A very nice box Larry.

Speaking of sleeping with it.
My router bits at rest.

-- Regards Robert

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Oaker

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#6 posted 10-30-2014 02:59 PM

Thanks everyone.

Eric – The wipe on poly went into the holes so the bits won’t be against bare wood. Do you think that will suffice?

Rob – Love your router bit coffin. Looks like a fun project and might build one out of scrap for the bits I never use.

Thanks again everyone.

-- Larry - Illinois

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#7 posted 10-30-2014 04:22 PM

Nice looking router bit box. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Richard

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#8 posted 10-30-2014 07:09 PM

That box is so nice I would have to buy better bits to put in it.

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#9 posted 10-31-2014 03:07 AM

Beautiful box. My router bits are now ticked off at me thank you very much.

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

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realcowtown_eric

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#10 posted 10-31-2014 06:09 AM

I’d still wipe the shanks with 3 in 1 oil and twist them around. I generally go 1/64th oversize with holes, just to keep me from having to pry them out.

Eric

-- Real_cowtown_eric

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#11 posted 11-01-2014 12:58 PM

Nice router bit box! Sure beats my chunk of plywood with holes drilled in it

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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