Bit holder

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Project by Chris posted 11-13-2018 02:04 AM 1049 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I finally made this tedious project but I am so glad I did!!! I like having my bits all in the open next to my drill press. I made the shelf (even the side pieces) and took scraps of I think Mahogany and made the holders. If I had to do it again I would have glued the Mahogany together to make one block of wood but it still works. The Mahogany is glued to the shelf. If I need to, I can take an assortment of bits with me but I usually just chuck one in the drill press and then put it back when I’m done. Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 11-13-2018 02:18 AM

It’s nice when you can organize your tools in such a handy and handsome piece.Well done!

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#2 posted 11-13-2018 02:20 AM

Wow, that is a lot of holes to be drilled. Nice work, they all look nice and evenly spaced.

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#3 posted 11-13-2018 02:32 AM

Side question: Who makes the screw tipped paddle bits like those?

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#4 posted 11-13-2018 02:40 AM

Nice one, I definitely couldn’t get myself that organised.

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#5 posted 11-13-2018 10:57 AM

One stop shopping, having that near a drill press would save a lot of walking around. I bet it was a pistol to figure out how/where to drill your holes though.

Nice job, thanks for posting.

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#6 posted 11-13-2018 11:03 AM

great idea – I can think of many pros and cons about this project and decided that I’m way too lazy to be that organized

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 11-13-2018 01:47 PM

Side question: Who makes the screw tipped paddle bits like those?

- Jay_P

I have a set like that, they are Self boring drill bits made by Bosch….They are pretty aggressive, they drill a hole in no time and are just about as messy as a normal paddle bit.

I am in the middle of my own shop organization, so this project really has my “gears going” now! thanks for posting!

-- Tony S. Arru, Connecticut

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#8 posted 11-14-2018 02:53 AM

Very practical project. Nice work.

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

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#9 posted 11-14-2018 12:05 PM

Thanks guys, it was a bunch of work. Those spade bits are from Bosch and they’re great if you don’t mind blow out in back of your wood. I use them mostly for construction pieces. And I drilled the holes, every one of them, the old fashioned way, marking, punching and drilling each hole. Can’t afford a CNC and don’t think I’d like one anyway. Takes the fun out of it. Have a great day Everyone!

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