Drill bit box

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Project by bandit571 posted 08-19-2015 12:37 AM 1767 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had some scraps of 1/2” white oak, and some DONATED by JEFF curly maple sitting around. Since I had just finished up a till for the braces, might as well make a box to hold MOST of the bits.

Corners are through dovetails. Aluminum angle to make some racks to hold the bits. Mesh drawer liner to cut down on the rattles.

Brass plated hinges, and a latch. Two coats of BLO …so far. Might have to make a second one, to hold the rest of the bits??

Bottom panel was also some 1/2” thick oak. Panel sits in grooves in the bottom edge of the sides. panel’s edges were rebated using a #78 rebate plane.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 08-19-2015 12:53 AM

Very nice looking.

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

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#2 posted 08-19-2015 03:08 AM

Good job, Bandit.
Is the next one done…. YET???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 08-19-2015 03:16 AM

Good job sir. I admire your work.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 08-19-2015 05:45 AM

You really showcased that curly maple, Bandit. And made a fine bit box, too. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 08-19-2015 10:52 PM

Awesome job bandit, i think you just helped me make up my mind on how to store mine in my toolchest.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#6 posted 08-19-2015 11:16 PM

The wood is nice! That’s a nice storage box.

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

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