Scrap walnut bit box

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Project by MadMark posted 01-20-2016 01:59 AM 991 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got a set of self centering pilot drills in the other day. They were a good value but just came in a blister pack. Rather than let them rattle around and get damaged / dull / lost I decided to make a little 1-1/2” x 2-3/4” x 5” box to store them in. In my shop about all we discard is sawdust! I gathered some walnut and cherry scraps and came up with this:

Nothing like a quick little project to give me a sawdust fix for the day.


-- Madmark -

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#1 posted 01-20-2016 02:03 AM

Way to go Mark. I really like that. You’ve given me an idea for a quiet day. Thank you.

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#2 posted 01-21-2016 05:49 PM

Very nice to see someone take care of it’s tools.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 01-21-2016 05:54 PM

Really nice Mark. How do you have it joined? Looks like butt joints? Did you use glue or screws or something else?

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#4 posted 01-21-2016 06:07 PM

Just plain butt joints. I use a piece of lexan scrap as a glue spreader to insure even 100% coverage. I dry fit in an assembly corner and then glue slowly, holding each piece until the glue starts to grab. I’m kind of old school about metal structural components. Hinges, knobs, etc ok, but for all else (except shop plywood) I only use glue. Glue line failures usually result from coverage <100% or improper clamping.


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#5 posted 01-21-2016 07:51 PM

I agree, I like to use old school joints and glue myself. Something really cool about no screws.

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#6 posted 01-30-2016 02:56 AM

Excellent idea and well done on the construction.

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Upstate NY USA

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