drill bit and accesory cabinet

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Project by Mike Shea posted 11-30-2007 08:33 AM 4686 views 21 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

all my bits, chucks, spindles, drills, and chargers at arms reach from the drill press. best thing i ever buit in my shop. everything stays organized and i dont have to search for the right tool to do the right job. i got a plan for this in a Fine Woodworking article in a past issue. the heavy doors that store all my bits are held up by piano hinges, anything else wouldnt hold up to the wieght. the drawers hold all my bit sets like expensive forstners and hole saws. i never realized how important drills and accesories are to a shop untill i made this case

-- i can do all things through christ who strengthens me

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#1 posted 11-30-2007 09:12 AM

Very nice Mike. I built a Drill Bit Case awhile back – but I really like what you have done here even better. Nice job and thanks for sharing it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 11-30-2007 10:47 AM

That is great Mike. How did you attach the case to the wall?

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#3 posted 11-30-2007 11:22 AM

Wow, great project!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#4 posted 11-30-2007 02:54 PM

Mike -

Great addition to the shop and very well done! Also great time to re-visit Bill’s drill bit case.



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#5 posted 11-30-2007 03:18 PM

Nice going, Mike. I just built a drill accessory box myself using scraps and experimenting with pulls and slides and stuff. Yours kinda puts mine to shame. I’ll post it anyway. Back to the drawing board…

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#6 posted 11-30-2007 03:34 PM

Not only is this extremely functional, but looks great as well! Nice job, Mike.

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

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#7 posted 11-30-2007 04:11 PM

Awesome! What great inspiration for those of us (ME) that really could use some organization in the shop.

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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#8 posted 11-30-2007 04:16 PM

Awesome, Mike. And Bill, thanks for that link. My drill stuff is just all over the place. This is a really neat idea.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 11-30-2007 06:34 PM

Hey, that is really nice! I think that another advantage to having a setup like this is that you can close the cabinet up when your doing some dusty processes, and keep everything dust free.

Great project.

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

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#10 posted 11-30-2007 10:54 PM

I will have one of those cabinets when you can spare the time Mike. Only kidding.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 12-01-2007 05:13 AM

Well done. Nice and organized. Much better than rolling around in a drawer, chipping up against each other.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#12 posted 12-01-2007 05:53 AM

Mike, Just caught up to sthis pic and some of the other work. All of it looks great. Look forward to seeing more new projects.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#13 posted 12-01-2007 04:32 PM

Thats very organized Mike. My drill stuff is just thrown in a drawer and i can never find what im looking for.

-- bryano

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#14 posted 03-18-2008 03:55 AM

Mike, I like it. If there’s one thing that gets me excited as much as tools, it’s organization. Furniture without function is just a meaningless wood conjunction. I just made that up. You like it?

-- Jason, AL

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#15 posted 03-18-2008 10:56 AM

Very nice. I need to make something like that to organize my stuff.

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