|Project by MikeSpanky||posted 07-30-2015 09:45 PM||3288 views||7 times favorited||13 comments|
I’m sure I’m not the only one who has thought of using foam to store router bits. Decided I’d share just in case some didn’t know. I built an addition to my Kreg router table a while back adding lower cabinets and drawers. Basically it’s the plan found on Kreg’s website. The four small drawers are for router bits. One thing I didn’t like was was using wood to store the router bits. So I ordered some 2” high density closed cell black foam for this from The Foam Factory (thefoamfactory.com). The piece was 2” x 24” x 24” but you can order most any size you want. Cost was about 20 dollars with shipping. I cut down the piece using my table saw, half way through then flipping it over for the rest. Got very smooth cuts using a cross cut blade.
Next I tried several ways to drill holes in a scrap piece hoping to make it look good. The first few attempts looked awful. For 1/2” router bits I thought it best to use 1/2 drill bit. They only gouged the foam. Even tried drilling through peg board using it but it still looked terrible. But when I drilled with a 1/4” bit the result was very nice. Used a piece of the peg board to line up the holes I carried on. It worked out great. I was also satisfied that my 1/2” router bits fit well too, though tight. Found this to be an easy way to guide the drill bit through foam. Thought someone else might be needing the tip.
-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.