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Project by bandit571 posted 10-31-2016 06:09 PM 1406 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Took about all the pine scraps in the shop to build. The black foam pad idea didn’t work, wasn’t enough clearence. Lots of ways to make bit holders…I think I tried most of them. Outside pieces to form each page were finger jointed, then nailed and glued in place.

Brass hook & eyes to make the latches. Modified to fit. may tried to make a “table of Contents/Index and add that to the inside of the front cover. Brass plated hinges…a LOT of them….were used around in back.

Witch’s Brew for the finish, top coated with a BLO/ Varnish mix. Will have to do a headcount on the number and sizes of the bits. They run from the #4 up to the #20.

There is a build blog around, somewhere. May need to make a bookshelf to hold this book. Thanks for looking in.

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





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#1 posted 10-31-2016 06:24 PM

Looking good Bandit. Glad you found something for the latches, looks like it worked out well.

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#2 posted 10-31-2016 06:27 PM

Looks good. You made excellent use out of pieces that I probably would have used in a campfire.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#3 posted 10-31-2016 06:56 PM

yep thats a tick !

-- Regards Robert

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#4 posted 10-31-2016 07:15 PM

Looks better then the cardboard box I have my bits in.

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#5 posted 10-31-2016 07:57 PM

Looks good, great idea to keep them all in one place.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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#6 posted 10-31-2016 08:18 PM

Brilliant.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#7 posted 10-31-2016 11:50 PM

Very tidy .

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 11-01-2016 01:27 AM

Way better than the Styrofoam block in to which my bits are stuck!

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 11-01-2016 01:30 AM

Get busy and build a “book”, using some of Jim’s new boards….

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

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#10 posted 11-01-2016 01:41 AM

Heeheehee!

-- God bless, Candy

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#11 posted 11-01-2016 03:34 AM

Excellent!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#12 posted 11-01-2016 01:24 PM

This is a wonderful storage project for the shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 11-02-2016 05:58 PM

Very well organized and space saving. You realy take care of your tools.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 11-12-2016 12:23 AM

Kool, I like it!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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