A small box for holding drill bits

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I decided to try my hands at some joinery, so I made a box to keep the spare drill bits that normally rattle about in a workshop drawer. It’s made from a scrap of leftover pine from a previous shelving project, the top and bottom are bits of fiberboard from an old IKEA cupboard. Finished with a couple of coats of poly.

The project was educational. I learned a number of things, among them

- how not to set up your router table for routing joints
- tearout and why it sucks
- why it’s not a good idea to rout into wood knots. (ouch.)
- use your glasses when you apply finish (doh).

Far from perfect, but plenty good enough for workshop use.

-- Bjørn Hell Larsen, Stavanger, Norway

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#1 posted 12-16-2011 09:48 AM

I like it.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#2 posted 12-16-2011 01:31 PM

I like the learning curve accomplishments! Way to go and keep on cutting!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 12-16-2011 02:57 PM

Nice box.

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#4 posted 12-16-2011 04:20 PM

Sweet box! Those lessons will stick with you forever now! ;-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 12-16-2011 04:58 PM

That came out nice.
Always good to use some shop organization to practice your skills.

And welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#6 posted 12-16-2011 05:20 PM

Great joinery. Good job !!

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#7 posted 12-16-2011 05:29 PM

I love wooden boxes that have been made for the workshop – especially the ones which are entirely utilitarian in nature and are well built, clean and neat, but not necessarily fancy.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 12-16-2011 08:10 PM

Looks good from back here. :)

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