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Shop Storage-Hollow Chisel Mortise Bit Storage Box

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Project by rtbrmb posted 11-30-2016 05:02 AM 1286 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought my mortise machine several years ago (Craftsman) from an estate & all the attachments/bits were in a cardboard box. It had been so long that the tape was coming off the box-thus the necessity of some type of storage.

I used scrap oak (1/4 sawn) for the majority of the wood & added a band of maple/walnut towards the bottom to add some height. The bottom is sub-flooring left over from a bathroom remodel 2 years ago. With the foam, hinges and latch I have about $4 into this build.

This is the first time I used vertical splines (pic #4) for a box. The finish is GF seal-a-cell, walnut gel stain, GF satin & renaissance wax.

Thanks for looking.

Bill





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Jerry

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#1 posted 11-30-2016 07:09 AM

That’s really nicely done! And a great addition to your shop.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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CB_Cohick

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#2 posted 11-30-2016 02:44 PM

Good job. My mortiser bits are all in the original packaging. I can see something like this being a useful addition to my storage problems. Thanks for the ideas!

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 11-30-2016 03:07 PM

Nice work looks great! I still have my JET mortise bit set in original packing, never opened. Keep kicking it around in new hiding spots. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 11-30-2016 05:09 PM

This is a great tool storage box and it will be a fine asset for your 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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majuvla

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#5 posted 11-30-2016 07:17 PM

Nothing is better than clean sharp tools. This expensive tools deserve box like this. I like those corner splines.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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JCinVA

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#6 posted 12-10-2016 10:07 AM

Nicely done. Added to Favorites. Mine are still in the boxes too but the tape is holding…

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