Router Bit Cabinet

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Project by JerryinCreek posted 05-05-2015 11:40 PM 2882 views 16 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I created this router bit box from Ash with Cherry drawer fronts. The bit holders were made by adopting a design from Woodsmith Shop plans (Router Bit Cabinet, Episode 503). Sizes were adjusted to (hopefully) accommodate my future needs. I used dovetail joints in construction and a french cleat for hanging the cabinet. Two coats of Minwax glossy wipe-on poly, a final sanding and then a coat of Minwax satin wipe-on poly. Plexi used rather than glass for safety.

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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#1 posted 05-06-2015 01:30 AM

Very nice router bit cabinet. I like the contrast of the cherry draws. Great job!

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#2 posted 05-06-2015 01:48 AM

Hey Jerry,
Another masterpiece for the temple of fine woodworking. May you smile each time you reach for a bit.

-- Don, Silver City New Mexico, parsimony, utility and elegance - blueprint for any project.

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#3 posted 05-06-2015 02:39 AM

Beautiful piece Jerry! Very classy addition to your shop!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#4 posted 05-06-2015 01:23 PM

Very good looking cabinet…time to buy more bits :-)

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#5 posted 05-06-2015 02:17 PM

Very nice, The only problem with these cabinets is you fill them up and you have to build a bigger one.

-- Mark, Newton, NC.

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#6 posted 05-06-2015 03:25 PM

very nice cabinet – thanks for posting, now I know what kind of wood I salvaged from a couple pallets – ASH

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#7 posted 05-06-2015 03:27 PM

Nice work… Really like the look of this, certainly one of the better router cabinets I’ve seen, enjoy and thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#8 posted 05-06-2015 04:13 PM

This is a great organicer and a wonderful addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 05-06-2015 04:56 PM

That is a dandy.

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#10 posted 05-06-2015 07:22 PM

Every shop which has a router needs one of these. Nice job!

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#11 posted 05-06-2015 07:39 PM

Congratulations Jerry on Daily Number ONE!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#12 posted 05-06-2015 09:45 PM

That is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#13 posted 05-06-2015 10:52 PM

Really nice work,i will try to make aversion of this,are the drawers on runners or just a loose fit?

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain

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#14 posted 05-06-2015 10:55 PM

Outstanding work. Especially like the drawers. I really need to make one of these for my shop!

-- "Are you kidding me?"

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#15 posted 05-06-2015 11:25 PM

Ashe – the drawer bottom is set into a dado positioned 1/4” from the bottom of the sides. I sanded them smooth so they pull easy. The sides act as the runners. They’re so small I didn’t see a need for any other type of runner and they work great as is!

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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