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Project by cajunpen posted 10-12-2007 06:43 AM 4549 views 7 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Built this storage case to keep my drill bits and stationary drill stand accessories in. Haven’t mounted it to the wall yet. Nothing fancy, just made a standard box, with butt joints and cut the doors out. There are two doors, one front and one back – I will mount the back door to the wall and load up all of the bits. Made from HD cheap pine – no finish. I may put hand rub Poly finish on it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/





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WayneC

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#1 posted 10-12-2007 06:50 AM

Very nice. I could use one of these on the wall by my drill press.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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David

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#2 posted 10-12-2007 07:03 AM

Very cool and useful project!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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brunob

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#3 posted 10-12-2007 07:08 AM

Neat. Everyone should have one of those.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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Hawgnutz

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#4 posted 10-12-2007 07:32 AM

Very cool, indeed. I have a plan to make one, but just haven’t gotten around to it. But You did! And it looks great.

God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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Kerux

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#5 posted 10-12-2007 07:38 AM

Really good idea. I could use several holders like that.

-- http://caledoniachurchofchrist.yolasite.com/

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 10-12-2007 08:21 AM

Thanks – I need all of the gadgets and help I can find to get my shop organized :-)).

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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oscorner

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#7 posted 10-12-2007 12:57 PM

That’s a very useful project. Nice job.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Thos. Angle

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#8 posted 10-12-2007 01:29 PM

Good project, Bill. I use a drawer in the work bench and wish I could have things closer.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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snowdog

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#9 posted 10-12-2007 01:59 PM

I love shop projects the most :) . Don’t take it the wrong way please but I had a few thoughts when I saw it and I wanted to get your thoughts on it since I like what you built and will one day try to emulate your project. Are the hinges strong enough to hold it up on the wall with out giving in over time? To me, the sides seem a bit thick for the small opening.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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CharlieM1958

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#10 posted 10-12-2007 02:19 PM

Nice job, Bill! Funny you should post this, because I’m working on a box right now about the same size, and I had debated on whether to set up the interior for drill bits or precision tools. I decided on precision tools (a misnomer in my case, as nothing I make is very precise). But yours looks so nice and functional I’ll be second guessing myself now.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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herbr

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#11 posted 10-12-2007 02:45 PM

Very nice and fuctional also!

-- Spread love with our work

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Dadoo

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#12 posted 10-12-2007 05:58 PM

You know, this is a great idea! I have so many drills of so many types and also sanding drums, hole saws, etc. I could see building a box on this design to organize them all into one space, and then hanging it on the wall.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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woodgizmo

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#13 posted 10-12-2007 06:05 PM

What a silly idea! Don’t you know you get a lot more exercise by searching end to end in your shop for things like drill bits. I would put them in various piles, in various drawers and under various other items to encourage healthier shop living.

Not!!

-- Hard work spotlights the character of people; some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all!

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Branden

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#14 posted 10-12-2007 07:34 PM

Of course something like this is on my list to build. Thanks for the reminder that I need one too!

-- Branden - Sacramento, California - www.ShopDogUSA.com

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TomFran

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#15 posted 10-12-2007 08:24 PM

Nice idea, Bill. This will help keep some of your drill related items organized and easy to find.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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