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Project by steliart posted 06-05-2018 02:21 PM 999 views 5 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Drill Bit Cabinet

My bits where all over the workshop in various small bit boxes and I thought it was about time to make a cabinet to house them all in so I don’t keep loosing them all the time.
I wanted them to be all in one place which is easy to access but also mobile in case I need them next to me on the work table or the drill press.
So the design I came up with I think it will serve me right.
Its size is about 32X60 cm, and each door is 6cm deep with a piano hinge and a french cleat system.
Each bit holder can be rotated outwards for easy access to the bits and is pivoting on a hex bolt which is just dropped in the center hole loose.
In case I want to remove one of the holders to have it with me next to my table, I just finger lift the bolt and off you go.

Hope you like the idea :)
Thank you for visiting and leave a comment if you like.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of all inventions





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majuvla

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#1 posted 06-05-2018 03:05 PM

That’s the spirit!I could look at those various storage solutions whole day -you can always learn something new and steal some gode ideas here and there.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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tyvekboy

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#2 posted 06-05-2018 03:06 PM

Great idea

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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steliart

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#3 posted 06-05-2018 03:15 PM



That s the spirit!I could look at those various storage solutions whole day -you can always learn something new and steal some gode ideas here and there.

- majuvla


Hi Ivan, good ideas I believe they are born out of necessity, so was this one.
Of-course how good and functional it is, that is to find out after some time of using it.
Thank you my friend for your comment :) !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of all inventions

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steliart

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#4 posted 06-05-2018 03:15 PM



Great idea

- tyvekboy

Thank you buddy :) !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of all inventions

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 06-05-2018 04:05 PM

you certainly made them easier to find now … but for me I need to know the sizes …. STILL GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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steliart

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#6 posted 06-05-2018 04:09 PM



you certainly made them easier to find now … but for me I need to know the sizes …. STILL GREAT JOB :<))

- GR8HUNTER


Thank you
Sizes are no problem I can always write on the face of the holder each row size which are in 1/2 mm increments at least for the drill bits.
Thank you visiting and your comment Tony

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of all inventions

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Diggerjacks

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#7 posted 06-05-2018 04:25 PM

Hello Steliart

Very beautiful and usefull cabinet

I particular like the idea that you can lift the bolt ( an idea for another projects for me !!)

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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oldnovice

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#8 posted 06-05-2018 05:03 PM

That’s a nice addition to any shop!
I like the removable “trays”!
Right now my bits are all over the place and this type of cabinet will certainly help centralize them.

Thanks for the idea!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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steliart

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#9 posted 06-05-2018 06:22 PM



Hello Steliart

Very beautiful and usefull cabinet

I particular like the idea that you can lift the bolt ( an idea for another projects for me !!)

Thanks for sharing

- Diggerjacks

Hallow my friend and thank you for your comments.
I’m glad that some of the idea it can be useful to you, that’s the hole point to share ideas :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of all inventions

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steliart

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#10 posted 06-05-2018 06:24 PM



That s a nice addition to any shop!
I like the removable “trays”!
Right now my bits are all over the place and this type of cabinet will certainly help centralize them.

Thanks for the idea!

- oldnovice

You are very welcome my friend and thank you very much for your comments !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of all inventions

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therealSteveN

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#11 posted 06-05-2018 06:42 PM

I think you just solved a problem I have been trying to figure out for a little while. When I first looked at the picture, it looked like what is actually a Continuous Hinge, was the post on your drill press.

Anyhow a box just like that for the bigger headed bits, large brad points, and Forstners could go into the box, and I can strap it to the post of the drill (larger hose clamps). I only use the big bits in the drill press, and they would be right there. I’ve had small bits with my assembly tools for a long time, because I don’t use them on the drill press too often.

Cool project, and thanks, and thanks again for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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steliart

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#12 posted 06-05-2018 07:05 PM



I think you just solved a problem I have been trying to figure out for a little while. When I first looked at the picture, it looked like what is actually a Continuous Hinge, was the post on your drill press.

Anyhow a box just like that for the bigger headed bits, large brad points, and Forstners could go into the box, and I can strap it to the post of the drill (larger hose clamps). I only use the big bits in the drill press, and they would be right there. I ve had small bits with my assembly tools for a long time, because I don t use them on the drill press too often.

Cool project, and thanks, and thanks again for posting.

- therealSteveN


Thank you for your comments my friend.
Well I believe it would solve a problem if you have a floor drill press, mine is a small table top one. I used to have a caddy strap on it but it was not very functional due to its small size.
Anyway glad that my project gave you an inspiration to modify it to meet your needs. :) !!!
Thank you for visiting :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of all inventions

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Rick

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#13 posted 06-05-2018 09:09 PM

Very Nice & Very Well Done Stelious!

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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steliart

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#14 posted 06-05-2018 09:11 PM



Very Nice & Very Well Done Stelious!

- Rick


Thanks Rick :) !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of all inventions

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Dave Polaschek

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#15 posted 06-06-2018 12:50 AM

Nice drill bit cabinet! And it looks like you left one shelf for future expansion?

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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