router bushing box

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Project by bake posted 04-15-2010 06:42 AM 2269 views 9 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a router bushing kit and an inlay kit at HF, they just came blister packed so I needed a way to store them.
Made from alder? scraps I had laying around. I used a couple of magnets for a catch.
Stained with Minwax, I don’t remember the color. Finished with Deft spray lacquer buffed out with oooo steel wool and waxed. It was too cold in the shop to spray the lacquer (50 deg.) and so it didn’t level up like it should have so the finish is a little textured.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#1 posted 04-15-2010 06:56 AM

It looks great. I bet it was fun to build.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#2 posted 04-15-2010 07:03 AM

Great idea, looks really nice.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#3 posted 04-15-2010 08:02 AM

Great custom box. Nice to make your own tools/storage.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 04-15-2010 08:22 AM

What a great box. Nice and simple in a not soo simple way..dig it

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#5 posted 04-15-2010 09:36 AM

So I said to myself. “Why does a guy Post a picture of a Piece of 2×4 in “Projects”.

Then much to my Surprize it turned out to be a VERY Usefull and “Smart To Do Project” !

GOOD STUFF bake! You can never go wrong by looking after your Tools!


PS: Stain looks like “Minwax American Pie”. Could be wrong though.

-- Carrying Anger is like Swallowing Poison and waiting for the Other Person to Die!

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#6 posted 04-15-2010 10:39 AM

I like this, Thanks for showing it here.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#7 posted 04-15-2010 11:02 AM

Nice idea look good!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 04-15-2010 01:35 PM

Excellent use of scrap wood to customize your collection of new tools.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#9 posted 04-15-2010 02:05 PM

Great use of scrap

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#10 posted 04-15-2010 05:12 PM

Great idea and useful at the same time. Looks way better than a plastic box or tray. Well done.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#11 posted 04-15-2010 07:24 PM


I bought the same HF set. What you did looks awesome !!!

May have to do the same thing.

Just Forstner bits for the insets ??

Really nice!

-- -- Neil

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#12 posted 04-15-2010 07:44 PM


-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#13 posted 04-16-2010 02:35 PM

Great idea. I really must get this organised, lost and duplicated too many bits to count. Lovely work.


-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#14 posted 04-17-2010 05:56 AM

nice that looks alot better than the plastic one they come in.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#15 posted 04-18-2010 04:50 AM

looks good

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