Router Bit Box (first dovetail project)

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Project by dmenter3 posted 06-03-2015 06:14 AM 2807 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this to get used to cutting dovetails before I do any projects intended for use in the house. It’s made from Oak and Mahogany with a Danish Oil finish. The insert is a foam floor mat, layered 3 times with holes drilled through the first 2 layers for 1/2 inch router bits.

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#1 posted 06-03-2015 01:08 PM

That turned out great. Seems a shame to keep it in the shop. What a great skill building idea.

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#2 posted 06-03-2015 01:22 PM

Really nice box. I might need to make a few for my bits.

-- Bill Micah 6:8

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#3 posted 06-03-2015 01:43 PM

Nice looking box for router bit storage! The rubber mat is a great idea.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#4 posted 06-03-2015 01:48 PM

That is a very practical box and will make a nice addition to your shop. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 06-03-2015 05:02 PM

Good job. Nice project, nice way to practice and make something useful.

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#6 posted 06-03-2015 05:46 PM

Very nice router bit box. I made one out of walnut scraps some years ago and still using it, but your’s is much nicer. Welcome to LJ’s and thanks for inspiring!

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#7 posted 06-03-2015 08:29 PM

I’ve got one of these in my future too. I’m quickly realizing how quickly the cost of router bits approaches and surpasses the cost of the router itself. I need to keep mine more organized and better protected. Good job on yours. What are the overall dimensions? It looks like there is a lot of extra room in there but they are also narrow bits.

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#8 posted 06-03-2015 08:35 PM

Nice looking box. It should serve it’s purpose well into the future.

-- Joe - - Don't be pessimistic, it never works anyway.

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#9 posted 06-03-2015 10:01 PM

Great job, Nice joints you wouldnt know it was your first attempt.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 06-03-2015 11:22 PM

the exterior dimensions are 11×16 x 7.

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#11 posted 06-04-2015 01:31 PM

Great project to build skills and get something useful at the same time! The dovetails look great. I’d say you’re ready to move on to projects in the house.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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