Drill Bit Cabinet for the Workshop

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Project by gerrym526 posted 1948 days ago 2807 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Those of you who have looked at my workshop know that I’m working in about 300 sq ft. Probably makes me obsessive/compulsive about being organized-I’m one of those guys who can’t work in “creative clutter” in my shop. I also hate having to spend time looking for tools needed for a project.
Got very tired of looking through several drawers and plastic storage bins every time I needed a particular drill bit size. Had some scrap cherry pieces and MDF lying around the shop, so I got busy building a drill bit cabinet.
It stores not only the bits, by size and type, but my combination square, phillips and pocket screw driver bits, marking knives, and marking guage-saves a ton of time finding the right size and type of drill bit.
Not a piece of fine furniture, but it’s one of the things that makes working in the shop really enjoyable.

-- Gerry

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#1 posted 1948 days ago

I got a small shop too and understand your compulsiveness. Looks good.

-- Jerod, Austin

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#2 posted 1948 days ago

Good job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 1948 days ago

My shop is much smaller than yours, so I need one of these of my own, too. Yes, it saves time, makes it enjoyable, and neat.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#4 posted 1948 days ago

Nice Job… and nice looking well organized shop… I have a small 288 SF shop… It’s also constantly evolving….

Thanks for sharing…


-- Happy and safe woodworking,

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#5 posted 1948 days ago

Here in Gainesville my work area is 250 sq ft. I understand your situation perfectly. As a side note, I’m contemplating makeing a box for my nephew, to hold a 12 piece set of brad point drills.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#6 posted 1948 days ago

I really like organized .This will help all regardless of shop size. Your shop is neat an organized you have a lot in the space you have. Good build

-- Custom furniture

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