|Project by Gary Lundgren||posted 12-02-2015 07:13 AM||1654 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
While this is not made of wood, it is for woodworking.
I had made router bit storage of wood, or wood by-products. Today I discovered what a mistake that was. Corrosion!
Storing router bits should not be made of material that is sensitive to moisture, or humidity. I had made mine of some scraps I thought was good. However, it is not.
You can buy plastic sleeves or do this . . .
I cleaned up my router bit shafts, waxed them up (parrafin or Johnson floor wax works) and made my holders of the green styro found at Home Depot. Gluing layers/levels together with a little epoxy.
I drilled holes in the styro smaller than the shanks. E.g. for 1/2” shanks I drilled a 3/8” hole. Makes good snug fit. Drilled 1/4” for 5/16 shanks, 3/16 for 1/4” shanks. Works same for smaller diameters. Does it get smaller? Perhaps for Dremel tools. Works best to drill on drill press as you get less tear out.